Luke 1 - 6

a ministry in conflict
with the world

Joh - 1 Calling the Disciples
Joh - 2 Caanan wedding, driving out the moneychangesrs
Joh - 3 Born again, Son of Man is come, but world loves darkness
Joh - 4 Woman at the well, claim as messiah, the harvest is come
Joh - 5 Healing on the sabbath, many teachings, scripture testifies to Jesus
Joh - 6 Miracles, the work of God, eat of my flesh, my word is spirit

JOH - 1

Andrew, who was a disciple of John the Baptist, heard him say that Jesus was the Lamb of God; and he and another followed Jesus, who asked them, "What seek ye?" They asked where He lived and He said, "Come and see," and they went with Him that day.

Then Andrew brought Peter to Jesus, who told him, "Thou art Simon the son of Jona; thou shalt be called Cephas," a stone.

The next day, Jesus found Philip and told him, "Follow Me." And next Philip brought Nathanael to Jesus. And Jesus saw him and said, "Behold an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile." Nathanael asked Jesus how He knew him, and Jesus replied, "Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee." When Nathanael recognized Him as King and Son of God by this, Jesus said, "Because I said unto thee, 'I saw thee under the fig tree,' believest thou. Thou shalt see greater things than these.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you. Hereafter ye shall see Heavens open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

JOH - 2

On the third day, Jesus and his mother were at a wedding in Cana, and she came to Him to tell Him that they had no wine. Jesus told her, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come"

At her directions, the servants came to Jesus; and He told them, "Fill the waterpots with water," and they filled them. "Draw out now, and bear unto the Governor of the feast." They did so and the water was changed to wine.

On the Passover, Jesus went to the temple, and found men doing business there. He made a whip of cords and drove them from the temple, and poured out the moneychangers money and overturned their tables, telling them, "Take these things hence, make not my Father's house an house of merchandise."

When the Jews asked for a sign to authorize what He had done, Jesus responded to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

JOH - 3

A Pharisee and ruler of the Jews named Nicodemus came to Jesus and called Him Rabbi. Jesus told him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee; except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

    About the Kingdom

When Nicodemus indicated that he did not understand, Jesus told him, "Verily, verily I say unto thee. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.

"Marvel not that I said unto thee, 'Ye must be born again.' The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh and wither it goeth. So is every one that is born of the spirit.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

When Nicodemus indicated that he still did not understand, Jesus told him, "Art thou a master of Israel and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee. We speak that we do know and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?

"And no man hath ascended up to Heaven but He that came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man which is in Heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    Jesus teaches Disciples
    Christ's purpose

"And this is the condemnation: that Light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than Light because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil, hateth the Light; neither cometh to the Light lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth, cometh to the Light that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

    Other Curses

JOH - 4

When Jesus was at Jacob's well, He asked a Samaritan woman who came there, "Give Me to drink." She wondered that He, a Jew, would ask something from her, and He told her, "If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, 'Give Me to drink,' thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water."

She asked Jesus where He had living water, and asked if He was greater than Jacob who had given them the well. Jesus answered, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

She asked Him for this water, and He directed, "Go call thy husband, and come hither." When she said she had no husband, He responded, "Thou hast well said, 'I have no husband.' For thou has had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that saidst thou truly." And she recognized that Jesus was a prophet, and noted that Jerusalem was the proper place for men to worship. Jesus told her, "Woman believe Me, the hour cometh when he shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

"God is a spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

She said that she knew that one would come, the Messiah, and would tell them all things. Jesus told her, "I that speak unto thee am He." And she left to bring the people of the city to hear Him.

The disciples came and asked Jesus to eat. He told them, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of. My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish his work."

"Say not ye, 'There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?' Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true: one soweth and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour. Other men laboured and ye are entered into their labours."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

A nobleman of Capurnaum came to Jesus and asked him to heal his son who was near death. Jesus said, "Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." The man asked again for Jesus to come so that his son would not die. Jesus told him, "Go thy way, thy son liveth." The man believed and the son was healed.

JOH - 5

Jesus came to a man who was waiting by a pool for healing, and asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" When the man said that he was not healed because no one put him in the pool, but others always went first. Jesus told the man, "Rise, take up thy bed and walk." And the man was healed and walked.

Later, Jesus came to the man in the temple and said, "Behold, thou art made whole. Sin no more lest a worse thing come unto thee."

When the Jews took offense because the man was healed on the sabbath, Jesus answered them, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you; the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do. For what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son and sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth; and He will show Him greater works than these that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will."

"For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that heareth my word and believeth on Him that sent Me hath everlasting life; and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from Death unto life. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself, and hath given Him authority to execute judgment also because He is the Son of Man.

"Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth: that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation.

    Jesus attacks or Defends
    Christ & Judgment

"I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just because I seek not mine own will but the will of the Father which hath sent Me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of Me; and I know that the witness which He witnesseth of Me is true.

"Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man, but these things I say that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in this light. But I have greater witness than that of John; for the works which the Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me that the Father hath sent Me. And the Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not.

"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men but I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name and ye receive Me not. If another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another and seek not the honour that cometh from God only.<>

    Changes to written law

"Do you think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, even Moses in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me for he wrote of Me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

JOH - 6

When a great crowd followed Jesus, He asked Philip, "Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?" Philip weighed the cost and it was more than they had; but there was a boy with five barley loaves and two small fish. Jesus told the disciples, "Make the men sit down." And He took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave it to the disciples to distribute. After all had eaten their fill, He told the disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost;" and there were 12 baskets remaining.

The disciples entered a ship and set out for the other side; and were rowing against the wind. Jesus came near to them walking on the water and said, "It is I, be not afraid." And He entered the ship, and they continued to the other side.

    Other disciple demonstrations

The next day, many sought Jesus out and He told them, "Verily, verily I say unto you. Ye seek Me not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you. For Him hath God the Father sealed."

When they asked how to do God's works, Jesus answered, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent."

    Jesus teaches Disciples
    Christ's purpose

And the Jews sought a sign of Jesus's works, like the manna that their fathers had eaten in the wilderness. Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto you. Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from Heaven. For the bread of God is He which cometh down from Heaven and giveth life unto the world."

When they asked to be given this bread, Jesus told them "I am the bread of life. He that believeth on Me shall never thirst.

"But I said unto you that ye also have seen Me and believe not. All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from Heaven not to do mine own will but the will of Him that sent Me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son and believeth on Him may have everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day."

When those who knew Jesus as a boy were offended, He said to them, "murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to Me except the Father which hath sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall be all taught of God.' Every man therefore that hath heard and hath learned of the Father cometh unto Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father save He which is of God, He hath seen the Father.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life.

"Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from Heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not die. I am the living bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the World."

The Jews questioned about this, and Jesus continued, "Verily, verily, I say unto you. Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood dwelleth in Me and I in him.

"As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is that bread which came down from Heaven; not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth of this bread shall live for ever."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

Even Jesus's disciples murmured at this. Jesus said to them, "Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of Man ascend up where He was before?

"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. Therefore said I unto you that no man can come unto Me except it were given unto him of my Father."

When some of his followers left because of this teaching, Jesus said to the twelve, "Will ye also go away?" Peter answered that Jesus was the Christ, and had the words of life; and there was nowhere else to go. Jesus said to them, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

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