Summary of John 7:14-24
Jesus taught in the temple courts of Jerusalem, and everyone was amazed. He said his learning is from God. Those who seek the glory of God are men of truth. Jesus tells the Jewish leaders that not one of them keeps the law.
Jesus called the Jewish leaders hypocrites for condemning him for healing on the Sabbath but not condemning others who circumcise on the Sabbath.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 3: John 7:14-24
5) They were amazed that he knew so much when he was not a priest.
6a) He was sent from God.
b) Those who do God’s will know his teaching is truth. Those who speak for their own glory and not God’s are false teachers.
7a) He said circumcision came from the patriarchs, not Moses. And he should be allowed to heal on the Sabbath because boys are circumcised on the Sabbath.
b) We are tempted to judge others by appearances and can be deceived. We need to look at the heart and people’s intentions, rather than outward appearances.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 3: John 7:14-24
Good lesson on speaking for God’s glory and not your own.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 3: John 7:14-24
Jesus’ authority is from God. When you question Jesus, you question God.
John’s Gospel frequently refers to Jesus as the “sent one.”
The Jewish leaders had the law but did not keep it like Jesus did.
Many who heard Jesus did not know he was being sought to be killed, so they thought he was crazy.
Circumcision was to be performed on the Sabbath (Leviticus 12:3). Since circumcision is a wound, why couldn’t Jesus heal?
Ever wonder why the figure of Justice is blindfolded? It’s because we judge by appearances, and determining justice needs to be blind to appearances.
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