SUMMARY OF JOHN 5:16-30
The Jewish leaders began to persecute Jesus because he healed on the Sabbath. Jesus said that God is always at work, and so is he. He called God his Father, which they did not like either.
Jesus explained that he can do nothing by himself. He can only do what God does. Both God and Jesus give life. Jesus is the judge. Those who believe in Jesus will have eternal life. The dead will hear his voice and live. He seeks to please God only.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 3: John 5:16-30
6) The Jewish leaders began to persecute him. They tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
7a) Both God and Jesus are always at work in our lives.
b) It is comforting to know God has my back and is working for my good. I can rest easy and not worry as much.
5:19-20: The Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.
5:21, 24-26: For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 A time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
5:22, 27-30: The Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
5:23: That all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
9) Awe, wonder, worship, prayer, thankfulness, humility, gratitude
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 3: John 5:16-30
The Jewish leaders are so petty in their persecution of Jesus, so much did they feel threatened. Yet, Jesus always has the right things to say, and he is always right and makes sense.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 3: John 5:16-30
The Jewish leaders simply hated Jesus so much did they feel threatened. They used the fact he claimed to be God. And, they used their interpretation of the Sabbath against Jesus. The Sabbath was meant to rest in God and all He does for us. Instead, it became a burden when the religious leaders distorted its meaning with so many restrictions.
God worked on the Sabbath, and he will, too.
Jesus’ Explanation of His Relationship With God
- The Son does as the Father does
- The Son can do nothing of Himself
- Whatever God does, the Son also does in like manner
- The Father loves the Son
- As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will
- More divine power would be revealed
- Jesus judges so that all will honor him
- He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life
- The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live
- Jesus has life of his own
In short, Jesus is equal with God, and they act together always. Jesus is the only way to God.
From here on, the Jewish leaders will be working hard to kill Jesus.
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