SUMMARY OF JOHN 8:48-59
Those who obey Jesus’ word will never see death. People begin to insult Jesus, claiming he is demon-possessed. Jesus claimed he was greater than Abraham, that he existed before Abraham, and that he’s the I am. The people tried to stone him, but Jesus got away.
God sent Moses to the people to rescue them from Egypt. God says He is “I am.”
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 5: John 8:48-59 and Exodus 3:12-15
13a) Those who believe in Jesus will have eternal life.
b) Abraham rejoiced at Jesus’ saving grace.
14a) This means that Jesus is equal with God, existed before Creation, and is part of God. It means He is God and all should worship him and believe in him.
b) All the difference. With Jesus, life is good. Without Jesus, life is unbearable.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 5: John 8:48-59 and Exodus 3:12-15
I love the “I am’s” in the Bible, and I love how Jesus is equal with God and he says so.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 12, Day 5: John 8:48-59 and Exodus 3:12-15
The people insult Jesus. Still, he says belief in him brings eternal life. Yet, the religious leaders still twist his words and try to trap him, asking him if he is greater than Abraham.
Jesus says he knows God and is honored by God (not self-honor).
Abraham knew Jesus to be greater.
Now Jesus claims to be God, the great I am, the way God called himself in Exodus.
This is a clear divine title that all Jews would recognize as such.
Jesus says he has existed eternally. He declared that he is God.
This was blasphemous in the eyes of the religious leaders. They looked to stone Jesus, but he escaped. His time had not yet come. (John 7:30).