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Central Idea: Jesus pre-existed with the Father, and both physical and spiritual life come through Him.
John 1:1-5
Central Idea: Jesus did not come to do miracles; He did miracles to show that He had come as the Messiah.
John 4:43-54
Central Idea: It is through Jesus that we receive grace and see the glory of God.
John 1:14-18
Central Idea: John gave faithful testimony that his important ministry was, it was only a prelude to the coming Messiah.
John 1:19-28
Central Idea: Jesus is the gate to heave, the mediator between God and man.
John 1:43-51
Central Idea: God sent Jesus, the light, but also sent a witness first to prepare people's hearts.
John 1:6-8
Central Idea: Jesus is zealous for true worship of God.
John 2:12-25
Central Idea: Jesus was incarnated as a man and preached the Gospel to His creation.
John 1:9-13
Central Idea: God provided the Spirit as a witness to John the Baptist to confirm that Jesus was the Messiah.
John 1:29-34
Central Idea: Those who believe follow Jesus, and those who follow Jesus believe.
John 1:35-42
Central Idea: Everything Jesus does is for the purpose of glorifying God.
John 2:1-11
Central Idea: Entering the kingdom of God requires new birth in the Spirit.
John 3:1-8
Central idea: The new birth and eternal life are given to those who believe in the Son.
John 3:9-21
Central Idea: The Messiah has come from Heaven, and all must go to Him.
John 3:22-30
Central Idea:  The Son gives testimony to the Father, so receiving him (or not) is the basis for eternal life or damnation.
John 3:31-36
Central Idea: Jesus' words are more powerful than any other witness.
John 4:39-42
Central Idea: True worship of God requires new life that only comes through Jesus.
John 4:1-30
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Fields White for Harvest
John 4:31-38
Central Idea: Christians must do the work of God and reap a spiritual harvest.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-02-03 08:09:13
Central Idea: Christians must do the work of God and reap a spiritual harvest. Vss. 31-33- Jesus introduces a spiritual lesson with a simple analogy (as with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman), and once again His audience misunderstands. The disciples had spent time acquiring food and were concerned about Jesus' (real) hunger, but He had greater concerns. Confused, they insist that He has no other food (the question expects the answer "No.") Vs. 34- Jesus' food is not physical. He is a man and requires physical food, but He is more concerned about His ministry from the Father. Vs. 35- "Four months" may be a reference to the actual time of year or to a sort of proverb. Four months is approximately the difference between planting and harvest of the barley crop, which occurred around the time of Passover in March-April. If it's a literal reference, then this whole story took place sometime in December, in which case a long time has passed since the previous reference to the Passover. This time could have been filled by Jesus ministry near the Jordan, but John 5:1 records another pilgrimage feast before the next Passover in chapter 6. Since there were only three pilgrimage feasts in the Jewish calendar (Passover, Pentecost fifty days later during the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Tabernacles in the autumn at the beginning of the fruit harvest), it's hard to place this story in December unless John is presenting things out of order (which is entirely possible). Otherwise, this may simply refer to a proverb about waiting for the harvest. Either way, Jesus contrasts the physical harvest with the spiritual harvest before them. At this point, picture the Samaritan woman returning with others from her town. Their religious and cultural estrangement did not deter Jesus from preaching the gospel to them. Vs. 36-38- The disciples are invited to reap the fruit of another sower, resulting in the joy of both. God's saving work does not "need" us, yet we are called nevertheless to serve as vessels through whom the gospel is preached. This is reminiscent of chapter 1, which shows both Jesus as God's revelation to the created order and also the necessity of human witnesses to proclaim that revelation. Fulfilling that call results in the greatest possible harvest- the salvation of the souls that are "reaped" and eternal rewards for the reaper.
10000000066954 66954 Notes 2011-02-03 07:00:45 2011-02-03 08:09:13 Central Idea: Christians must do the work of God and reap a spiritual harvest. Vss. 31-33- Jesus introduces a spiritual lesson with a simple analogy (as with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman), and once again His audience misunderstands. The disciples had spent time acquiring food and were concerned about Jesus' (real) hunger, but He had greater concerns. Confused, they insist that He has no other food (the question expects the answer "No.") Vs. 34- Jesus' food is not physical. He is a man and requires physical food, but He is more concerned about His ministry from the Father. Vs. 35- "Four months" may be a reference to the actual time of year or to a sort of proverb. Four months is approximately the difference between planting and harvest of the barley crop, which occurred around the time of Passover in March-April. If it's a literal reference, then this whole story took place sometime in December, in which case a long time has passed since the previous reference to the Passover. This time could have been filled by Jesus ministry near the Jordan, but John 5:1 records another pilgrimage feast before the next Passover in chapter 6. Since there were only three pilgrimage feasts in the Jewish calendar (Passover, Pentecost fifty days later during the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Tabernacles in the autumn at the beginning of the fruit harvest), it's hard to place this story in December unless John is presenting things out of order (which is entirely possible). Otherwise, this may simply refer to a proverb about waiting for the harvest. Either way, Jesus contrasts the physical harvest with the spiritual harvest before them. At this point, picture the Samaritan woman returning with others from her town. Their religious and cultural estrangement did not deter Jesus from preaching the gospel to them. Vs. 36-38- The disciples are invited to reap the fruit of another sower, resulting in the joy of both. God's saving work does not "need" us, yet we are called nevertheless to serve as vessels through whom the gospel is preached. This is reminiscent of chapter 1, which shows both Jesus as God's revelation to the created order and also the necessity of human witnesses to proclaim that revelation. Fulfilling that call results in the greatest possible harvest- the salvation of the souls that are "reaped" and eternal rewards for the reaper. notes
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John 4:31-38
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Meanwhile the disciples were urging him,
saying, "Rabbi, eat."
ideaexplanation
But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about."
situationresponse
So the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?"
progression
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me
and to accomplish his work.
Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'?
Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
Already the one who reaps is receiving wages
and gathering fruit for eternal life,
so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
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For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.'
I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor.
Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
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10000000066954 66954 Arc 2011-02-03 07:00:45 2011-02-03 08:09:13 editing John 4 31 4 38 John 4:31-38 43 NT esv i628510 i628511 i628512 i628513 i628496 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, i628497 saying, "Rabbi, eat." ideaexplanation 1 i628498 But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." situationresponse 2 i628499 So the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?" progression i628514 i628515 i628500 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me i628501 and to accomplish his work. progression i628516 i628517 i628502 Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? i628518 i628503 Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. i628519 i628520 i628504 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages i628505 and gathering fruit for eternal life, progression i628506 so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. actionpurpose 2 progression alternative i628521 i628507 For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.' i628522 i628508 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. i628509 Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor." progression ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 situationresponse 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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