Summary of John 10:22-33
Jesus was at the Festival of Dedication in Jerusalem. Jesus explains that those who do not believe are not his sheep. His sheep know him and listen to his voice. No one will take them from him or from God. He is one with God.
Those who did not believe Jesus went to stone him, but he challenged them, asking why stone him over his good works.
They said they are stoning him for his claim to be God.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 14, Day 4: John 10:22-33
9a) The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
b) By saying he has spoken to them, but they don’t understand because they don’t believe in him.
10a) “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
b) It encourages me by the fact no one take me from Jesus. This gives me hope when the devil attacks and speaks his lies that Jesus is more powerful. That I am in God’s hands. He holds me close when I need it the most.
c) That Jesus will never abandon those who follow and believe in him.
11a) “ I and the Father are one.” By going to stone him for blasphemy. Basically, they responded with unbelief.
b) Jesus is part of the Trinity. He is God. He can do anything.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 14, Day 4: John 10:22-33
It’s hard for us to understand the skepticism of those in the first century. Yet, there would be much today, too. I often wonder would I have believed in Jesus back then.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 14, Day 4: John 10:22-33
This feast celebrated the cleansing and re-dedication of the temple after it was desecration in 160 B.C.
Solomon’s colonnade was the portico on the eastern side of the outer court of Herod’s temple. Luke, the presumed writer of Acts, mentions it twice: 1) Peter talks to a crowd 3) as a gathering place (Acts 3:11; 5:12).
These are the religious leaders once again confronting Jesus. Jesus had told them so many times who he is that he’s probably tired of repeating it. They aren’t there to believe; they are there to kill him.
Jesus repeats the benefits of belief: eternal life and God’s hands on them.
Jesus and God are equal in nature.
Jesus and God are not the same person.
What is blasphemy?
Blasphemy is “the act of insulting of showing contempt or lack of reverence for God. The act of claiming the attributes of a deity; irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable” according to Webster’s Dictionary.
Thus, Jesus was claiming to be equal with God; hence, the blasphemy charge.
Great map of Solomon’s Colonnade HERE
Watch a great short explanation HERE
Contact me today!
*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases