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Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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I and the Father are One
John 10:22-42
Jesus identified as Christ by the works He did
Published November 25th, 2022; Updated December 9th, 2022
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Main point summary
A few weeks ago a Muslim friend and I enjoyed Chinese food at a local restaurant and happened to talk about Jesus. My friend spoke respectfully and nobly about Jesus, but he would reject that Jesus claimed to be God. We talked about John 10:22-42 yet even the clear indicators in this passage that Jesus is God, were not evident to him. He was looking for a simple sentence in which Jesus himself declares His deity without the need for any interpretation. The conversation with my dear friend led me to think about the Jewish leader's question in John 10:24. Why didn't Jesus give a straight simple answer to the question 'Are you the Christ'? Could it be that the Jew's understanding of Christ was not compatible with the actual Christ present among them? Was the Lord refraining from a simple 'I'm the Christ' because they misconceived who the Christ would be? Did they annotate 'the Christ' with ideas and concepts not true to His presence? Would it not be misleading to affirm to the Jews of His messiahship if they expected Christ to free them from the yoke of Roman occupation, while in truth, Christ came to free, on a deeper level, all repented sinners from spiritual bondage to sin? This freedom was a victory that would be won through the apparent defeat of substitutional death by crucifixion which did not fit the Jews' expectations of Christ. They looked for a Christ that would feed their national pride in Judaism. To see the true Christ, on the other hand, required humility and the knowledge of the need for forgiveness of sins. If the question of who Jesus is comes to you, what would your answer be? How would one guard against misconceptions of Christ? May the Lord Jesus reveal Himself to you and me just as He is while we continue in humility and prayer to saturate our minds and hearts in His word with His great works.
Main point summary
Jesus answers the Jewish leader's question indirectly, namely that His works declare Him to be Christ which should be obvious to all who see them because they carry the signature of God the Father. The Jews sought to stone and arrest Him for that answer. Jesus went away, across the Jordan and people believed in Him there.
John 10:22-42
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, h in the colonnade of Solomon.
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are i the Christ , j tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe . k The works that I do l in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but m you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. n My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. o I give them eternal life , and p they will never perish , and q no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father , r who has given them to me, 1 s is greater than all , and no one is able to snatch them out of t the Father’s hand. u I and the Father are one .”
v The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.
Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father ; for which of them are you going to stone me?”
The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but w for blasphemy , because you, being a man, x make yourself God .”
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in y your Law, z ‘I said, you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be a broken— do you say of him whom b the Father consecrated and c sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming ,’ because d I said, ‘ I am the Son of God ’? e If I am not doing the works of my Father , then do not believe me; but if I do them, f even though you do not believe me, believe the works , that you may know and understand that g the Father is in me and I am in the Father .”
h Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
He went away again across the Jordan to the place i where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but j everything that John said about this man was true.” And k many believed in him there.
Jewish authorities
A quotation from Ps 82:6 The psalm was understood in rabbinic circles as an attack on unjust judges who, though they have been given the title “gods” because of their quasi-divine function of exercising judgment, are just as mortal as other men. If it is permissible to call men “gods” because they were the vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it to use the word “God” of him who is the Word of God? NET notes
This is the place in which the early church would spend time together and God worked miracles through the Apostle's. Acts 3:11, 5:12
The high priest asked the same question when Jesus was on trail and charged him with blasphemy. Mt 26:63
Jesus did not ask for blind faith. There was clear evidence that Jesus was the Christ. His works matched the promise of the Messiah in old testament scripture.
Andrew was convinced that Jesus was the Christ. He brought Peter to Christ. 1:41
Jesus' claim of Messiahship was not without bases. The works He did clearly testified of Him being the promised OT Messiah. Jesus does not ask for blind faith. He is not unreasonable. One can only believe Him if there is revealed knowledge about Him. The proclamation of Him and His works are hence absolutely essential for all Christians.
John 10:22-42
Jesus in Jerusalem at the Feast of Dedication
At that time
of Dedication
the Feast ... took place
at Jerusalem.
It was winter,
and Jesus was walking
in the temple,
Locative 1
in the colonnade
Locative 2
of Solomon.
The Jewish Rulers disbelieve Jesus Identity and Authority
around him
So the Jews gathered ... and
to him,
“How long
will you keep us
in suspense?
If you are the Christ,
tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them,
“I told you,
and you do not believe.
The works that I do ... bear witness about me,
in my Father’s name
but you do not believe
because you are not
among my sheep.
My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.
I give them eternal life,
and they will never perish,
Negative #1
and no one will snatch them
Negative #2
out of my hand.
who has given them
to me,
My Father, ... is greater than all,
and no one is able to snatch them
Negative #3
out of the Father’s hand.
I and the Father are one.”
The Jews picked up stones again
to stone him.
Jesus answered them,
“I have shown you many good works
from the Father;
for which of them are you going to stone me?”
The Jews answered him,
“It is not for a good work
that we are going to stone you
but for blasphemy,
being a man,
because you, ... make yourself God.”
Jesus answered them,
“Is it not written
in your Law,
‘I said, you are gods’?
of God
to whom the word ... came—
If he called them gods ... and Scripture cannot be broken—
whom the Father consecrated
and sent
into the world,
do you say of him ... ‘You are blaspheming,’
because I said,
‘I am the Son
of God’?
If I am not doing the works
of my Father,
then do not believe me;
but if I do them,
even though you do not believe me,
believe the works,
that you may know
and understand
that the Father is
in me
and I am
in the Father.”
Again they sought
to arrest him,
but he escaped
from their hands.
Many who heard John the Baptist believed Jesus
He went away again
across the Jordan
to the place where John had been baptizing
at first,
and there he remained.
And many came
to him.
And they said,
“John did no sign,
but everything that John said ... was true.”
about this man
And many believed
in him
Roman yoke not Joke. Just a typo correction. God bless!
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