John 7 - 12

Conflict with leadership
Miracles and preparation
Entering Jerusalem

Joh - 7 Teaching in Jerusalem before the time, many are not of God
Joh - 8 Judging an adulteress, judgment lessons, Abraham's seed, and Children do the will of their fathers
Joh - 9 Healing challenged by pharisees, hard lessons in return
Joh - 10 The good shepherd, Jesus responds to attacks
Joh - 11 The quickening of Lazarus
Joh - 12 Entering Jerusalem, preparation for the end

JOH - 7

Jesus's brethren urged Him to make Himself known to all, and He answered, "My time is not yet come, but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you, but Me it hateth because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

"Go ye up unto this feast. I go not up yet unto this feast, for my time is not yet full come."

    Other Prophesy

His brethren went to the feast, and Jesus came secretly after them, and taught in the temple. The Jews marveled at his learning, and He told them, "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent Me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of Myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory; but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true and no unrighteousness is in him.

"Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the Law. Why go ye about to kill Me?"

Some asked who might want to kill Him, and Jesus told them, "I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the Fathers) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision that the law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at Me because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

"Ye both know Me and ye know whence I am. And I am not come of myself, but He that sent Me is true, whom ye know not. But I know Him for I am from Him and He hath sent Me.

"Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

On the last day of the feast, Jesus taught, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

JOH - 8

The following day, Jesus taught again, and they brought to him a woman taken in adultery. At first, Jesus would not answer those who brought her. When they persisted that He tell them what to do, He said, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." When they did not, but went away, He spoke to the woman, "Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?"

When she answered that there were none left, Jesus told her, "Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and sin no more."

    Christ's purpose
    Focus on Sins
    Changes to written law

Jesus taught the people, "I am the light of the World. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

The Pharisees said to Him that He was false, for He bore witness to Himself. Jesus told them, "Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true; for I know whence I came and whither I go. But ye cannot tell whence I come and whither I go.

"Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge; my judgment is true for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me. It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me."

They asked where his father would be found, and Jesus replied, "Ye neither know Me nor my Father. If ye had known Me, ye should have known my Father also

"I go my way, and ye shall seek Me and shall die in your sins. Whither I go ye cannot come.

"Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this World, I am not of this World. I said therefore unto you that ye shall die in your sins, for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

They asked Him again to identify Himself, and He replied, "Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you. But He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the World those things which I have heard of Him.

"When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I am He; and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught Me, I speak these things. And He that sent Me is with Me. The Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things that please Him."

To those who accepted Him, Jesus said, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth; and the truth shall make you free."

Others said that they were the children of Abraham, and not in bondage to anyone. Jesus told them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you. Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever. But the son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

"I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill Me because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

"If Ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth which I have heard of God. This did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. If God were your father, ye would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God. Neither came I of myself but He sent Me.

"Why do ye not understand my speech; even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.

"Which of you convinceth Me of sin. And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? He that is of God heareth God's words. Ye therefore hear them not because ye are not of God."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

When they accused Jesus of being a heathen and having a devil, He replied, "I have not a devil. But I honour my Father and ye do dishonour Me. And I seek not mine own glory; there is One that seeketh and judgeth.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you; if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." When they replied that He was placing Himself above Abraham and the prophets, Jesus told them, "If I honour myself, my honour is nothing. It is my Father that honoureth Me, of whom ye say that He is your God. Yet ye have not known Him, but I know Him. And If I should say, 'I know Him not,' I shall be a liar like unto you. But I know Him and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it and was glad.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you; before Abraham was, I am."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

JOH - 9

The disciples pointed out a man who had been born blind, and asked for whose sin he was punished. Jesus told them, "Neither hath his man sinned, or his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is the day. The night cometh when no man can work. As long as I am in the World, I am the light of the World." And Jesus put clay in the man's eyes and told him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam." The blind man did as Jesus directed, and received sight.

    Jesus teaches Disciples
    Focus on Sins

Later, when the Pharisees cast the man out because he would not call Jesus evil, Jesus sought him out and asked him, "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?" When he asked who He was, Jesus told him, "Thou has both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee." When the man professed faith, Jesus said, "For judgment I am come into this World; that they which see not might see, and that they which see might be made blind."

    Christ's purpose

Some Pharisees who heard this asked if they were blind also, and Jesus told them, "If ye were blind, ye should have no sin. But now ye say, 'We see;' therefore your sin remaineth."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

JOH - 10

"Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow; but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of strangers.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you. I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in; he shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.

"The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not; seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and fleeth. And the wolf catcheth them and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

"I am the good shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

"Therefore doth my Father love Me because I lay down my life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again; this commandment have I received of my Father."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

At the feast of the dedication, the Jews came to Jesus and asked Him to say it plainly if He was the Christ. He told them, "I told you and ye believed not; the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of Me. But ye believe not because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice and I know them; and they follow Me; and I give unto them eternal life. And they shall never perish; neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them Me is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one."

For this, they threatened Jesus and He asked them, "Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?" When they answered that it was for blasphemy and not for his works, He responded, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, ye are Gods.' If He called them Gods unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken, say ye of Him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, thou blasphemest, because I said I am the Son of God?

"If I do not the works of my Father, believe Me not. But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in Me and I in Him."

    Jesus attacks or Defends

JOH - 11

The sisters of Lazarus sent to Jesus that their brother was seriously ill. Jesus said to those who were with Him, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby." Jesus waited still two days before He told the disciples, "Let us go unto Judea again."

The disciples warned Jesus about going so near to Jerusalem, but He taught them, "Are there not twelve hours in the day. If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not because he seeth the light of this World. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth because there is no light in him. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep." The disciples said that this was nothing to worry about, and Jesus explained it more clearly, "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there to the intent ye may believe. Nevertheless, let us go unto him."

When He had come near, Lazarus's sister Martha came to Him and professed faith that Jesus could have cured her brother. Jesus told her, "Thy brother shall rise again."

She indicated that she believed that he would only rise in the resurrection. Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

When she had professed faith that He was the Christ, He asked, "Where have ye laid him?" And they showed Him.

Jesus commanded, "Take ye away the stone," and they did; but Martha was worried because he had been four days in the grave. Jesus told her, "Said I not unto thee that if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

When the stone was aside, Jesus spoke, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. And I knew that Thou hearest Me always; but because of the people which stand by, I said it that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.

"Lazarus, come forth." Lazarus came from the tomb still in his grave clothes, and Jesus commanded, "Loose him, and let him go."

    Other disciple demonstrations

JOH - 12

Six days before the Passover, Jesus was in the home of Lazarus and Mary took ointment and poured it on Jesus's feet and wiped them with her hair. When Judas was offended because the ointment was valuable, and could have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor, Jesus rebuked him, "Let her alone. Against the day of my burying hath she kept this; for the poor always ye have with you but Me ye have not always."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

Jesus entered the city in fulfillment of prophesy. When some greeks asked to see Jesus, and Jesus was told, He said, "The hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

    Other Prophesy

"Verily, Verily, I say unto you. Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this World shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am there shall also my servant be. If any man serve Me, him will my Father honour.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour;' but for this cause came I unto this hour.

    Christ's purpose

"Father, Glorify thy name" And a voice from Heaven accepted this. Jesus told those who heard, "This voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this World; now shall the prince of this World be cast out.

"And I, if I be lifted up from the Earth, will draw all men unto Me." The people were confused, for the Christ was to abide, and Jesus said He would be lifted up. Jesus said, "The Son of Man must be lifted up. Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you. For he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light that ye may be the children of light."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

Later, Jesus taught, "He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me but on Him that sent Me. And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words and believe not, I judge him not for I came not to judge the world but to save the world. He that rejecteth Me and receiveth not my words hath One that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself but the Father which sent Me. He gave Me a commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak.

    Christ & Judgment

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