Three Reasons To Choose Jesus My Friend Jesus #20 John 8:12-30
- Jesus is the light of the world.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12
We have two choices, Jesus or darkness
- Jesus was sent by God and God is His witness.
The Pharisees replied, “You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid.” John 8:13
We need the light to understand. Pride blocks the light.
Jesus told them, “These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don’t know this about me.
You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone. John 8:15
And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me. John 8:16
Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact. John 8:17
I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other.” John 8:18
- The inner Conviction that changes people
- Fulfillment of OT Scriptures
“Where is your father?” they asked. John 8:19
Jesus answered, “Since you don’t know who I am, you don’t know who my Father is. If you knew me, you would also know my Father.” John 8:19
Jesus made these statements while he was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But he was not arrested,
because his time had not yet come. John 8:20
- Jesus is the Lamb of God. God provided the lamb to forever reconcile us with Himself.
Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.” John 8:21
The people asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘You cannot come where I am going’?” John 8:22
Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. John 8:23
That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24
“Who are you?” they demanded.
Jesus replied, “The one I have always claimed to be. John 8:25
I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won’t. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful.” John 8:26