Sermons from May 2020
The next sermon in our Encountering Jesus series through John’s Gospel that looks at chapter 6 and what are we coming to Jesus for.
In Psalm 119:93, King David said “I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.” But Jesus rebuked the Jewish leaders in His day for searching the scriptures, thinking that they would find eternal life there. So is God’s word our source of spiritual life or not? As we’ll see as we look closely at John 5, it all depends on how you read it and what you’re looking for.
It’s one thing for Jesus to make the claim that He and His Father are one. It’s another thing for Him to be able to cite witnesses who are able to substantiate that claim. We’ll examine the testimony of the witnesses Jesus cites as proof that He is God. And we’ll see why even with credible witnesses giving credible testimony, the Jewish leaders in Jesus day still refused to believe His claim.
We are in John 5 looking at how Jesus responded to charges from the Jewish authorities in His day that He was teaching people to violate God’s law. We’ll see why His response made the leaders so angry with Jesus that they wanted to see Him dead.