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Teaching that Glorifies God
John 7:14-24
There are two progressions of though t in this paragraph.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-05-02 08:28:24
2009-05-02 13:07:53
There are two progressions of though t in this paragraph. Both are in response to how "the Jews" and "the crowds" react to Jesus teaching. The Source and Motive of My Teaching The first progression of thought occurs when the Jews marvel at Jesus teaching because it is marked by someone who has been educated but Jesus has never had formal training. Jesus responds by explaining where that his teaching is not his own but comes from the one who sent him. And then Jesus explains that anyone who has a will to do God's will be able to discern if his teaching is from God or wether he is speaking on his own authority. Then Jesus continues this progression of thought by explaining the difference between the one who "speaks on his own authority" and the one who speaks from God's authority. Namely it is an matter of whose glory they are seeking: self glory or God's glory. Jesus ends this progression of thought by saying that the one who seeks God's glory is true and in him is no falsehood. (this answers the previous murmerings of the crowds who were divided over Jesus being a good man or someone who is leading people astray). You are not willing to Do God's Will - for you it is all about what things appear to be on the outside The second progression of thought occurs when Jesus confronts the crowd saying, "Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law." As an example of their disobedience to the law Jesus asks, "Why do you seek to kill me?" In other words, "Why do you disobey the commandment not to murder? Why do you act with injustice and oppression?" By confronting them on their disobedience to the law Jesus is also pointing out that they do not desire to do God's will so they are not able to discern if his teaching is from God. The crowds respond, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?" They deny their sinful, corrupt, bloodthirsty motives and instead accuse Jesus of being posessed and controlled by demons and making all this up in his head. This progression of conversation and thought continues with Jesus response: "I did one work, and you all marvel at it. Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." Jesus argument is constructed like this: 1. I did one work (healing a parlytic of 38 years on the Sabbath) and you marvel at it. In other words, you are amazed (and angered) that I would heal on the Sabbath day. You marvel at what appears to you to be disobedience to the Sabbath law. 2. But Moses gave you circumcision and you practice this on the Sabbath in order not to break the law. 3. So why are you angry at me for making a whole man's body well on the Sabbath. Isn't this consistent with circumcising on the Sabbath. 4. Then Jesus concludes: Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." In other words, "Be discerning. Look beyond what things appear to be on the outside. Consider the matter. Ask what is right. Make a judgement based on a clear understanding of the law and the purposes of the law. What may appear to be disobedience may in fact be in keeping with exactly what God desires; in this case to bring healing and wholeness to a man that has suffered for 38 years!
10000000006733 6733 Notes 2009-05-02 08:28:24 2009-05-02 13:07:53 There are two progressions of though t in this paragraph. Both are in response to how "the Jews" and "the crowds" react to Jesus teaching. The Source and Motive of My Teaching The first progression of thought occurs when the Jews marvel at Jesus teaching because it is marked by someone who has been educated but Jesus has never had formal training. Jesus responds by explaining where that his teaching is not his own but comes from the one who sent him. And then Jesus explains that anyone who has a will to do God's will be able to discern if his teaching is from God or wether he is speaking on his own authority. Then Jesus continues this progression of thought by explaining the difference between the one who "speaks on his own authority" and the one who speaks from God's authority. Namely it is an matter of whose glory they are seeking: self glory or God's glory. Jesus ends this progression of thought by saying that the one who seeks God's glory is true and in him is no falsehood. (this answers the previous murmerings of the crowds who were divided over Jesus being a good man or someone who is leading people astray). You are not willing to Do God's Will - for you it is all about what things appear to be on the outside The second progression of thought occurs when Jesus confronts the crowd saying, "Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law." As an example of their disobedience to the law Jesus asks, "Why do you seek to kill me?" In other words, "Why do you disobey the commandment not to murder? Why do you act with injustice and oppression?" By confronting them on their disobedience to the law Jesus is also pointing out that they do not desire to do God's will so they are not able to discern if his teaching is from God. The crowds respond, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?" They deny their sinful, corrupt, bloodthirsty motives and instead accuse Jesus of being posessed and controlled by demons and making all this up in his head. This progression of conversation and thought continues with Jesus response: "I did one work, and you all marvel at it. Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." Jesus argument is constructed like this: 1. I did one work (healing a parlytic of 38 years on the Sabbath) and you marvel at it. In other words, you are amazed (and angered) that I would heal on the Sabbath day. You marvel at what appears to you to be disobedience to the Sabbath law. 2. But Moses gave you circumcision and you practice this on the Sabbath in order not to break the law. 3. So why are you angry at me for making a whole man's body well on the Sabbath. Isn't this consistent with circumcising on the Sabbath. 4. Then Jesus concludes: Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." In other words, "Be discerning. Look beyond what things appear to be on the outside. Consider the matter. Ask what is right. Make a judgement based on a clear understanding of the law and the purposes of the law. What may appear to be disobedience may in fact be in keeping with exactly what God desires; in this case to bring healing and wholeness to a man that has suffered for 38 years! notes
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John
John 7:14-24
NT
esv
About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple
and began teaching.
series
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?"
So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine,
but his who sent me.
comparison
If anyone's will is to do God's will,
he will know whether the teaching is from God
or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory;
but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true,
and in him there is no falsehood.
Has not Moses given you the law?
Yet none of you keeps the law.
Why do you seek to kill me?"
The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?"
questionanswer
Jesus answered them, "I did one work,
and you all marvel at it.
situationresponse
Moses gave you circumcision
(not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers),
and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision,
so that the law of Moses may not be broken,
are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well?
Do not judge by appearances,
but judge with right judgment."
discourse
10000000006733 6733 Arc 2009-05-02 08:28:24 2009-05-02 13:07:53 editing John 7 14 7 24 John 7:14-24 43 NT esv i208522 i208523 i208497 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple i208498 and began teaching. series i208524 i208499 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?" i208525 i208500 So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, i208501 but his who sent me. comparison 1 1 i208526 i208502 If anyone's will is to do God's will, i208503 he will know whether the teaching is from God i208504 or whether I am speaking on my own authority. i208527 i208505 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; i208506 but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, i208507 and in him there is no falsehood. i208528 i208508 Has not Moses given you the law? i208509 Yet none of you keeps the law. i208529 i208510 Why do you seek to kill me?" i208511 The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?" questionanswer 2 i208530 i208512 Jesus answered them, "I did one work, i208513 and you all marvel at it. situationresponse 2 i208514 Moses gave you circumcision i208515 (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), i208516 and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. i208517 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, i208518 so that the law of Moses may not be broken, i208519 are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? i208520 Do not judge by appearances, i208521 but judge with right judgment." 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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