Monday, September 26, 2005

John 8:12-20 - Failing to Illimiating the Impact of Testimony

Introduction:
The goal of the gospel is not just to get people to heaven but to get them to God. Peole may want to get to heaven but the issue is do they want the God of Heaven and earth? To confuse people Religions must illiminate the testimony of Jesus Christ.

How to illiminate the impact of testimony?
  • Attept to Elliminate the Witness - Chapter 7
  • Attempt to Discredit the Witness - John 8:1-11
  • Attempt to Throwout Testimony on Technicality - John 8:12-20

Fallen Condition Focus: God has given all men the intellitgence and the moral perception and sensibility to know Him, but they continue to walk in darkness because they illiminate the testimony of Chirst and the light given.

Theme:
Jesus claim to be the light of the world make all peole morally culpulbably and without excuse for not following Him.

The "Light of the World" is a claim to absolute deity of Chirst (v. 12) and provides for:
(see Isa 42:6, 49:6)
  • The Presence of God (Exod. 13:21-22, Num. 10:35-36)
  • The Protction of God
  • The Guidence of God (Num. 9:15-23)

Christ's testimony cannot be illiminated on a technicality (see v. 13) becauseChrist Testimony is:

  • ASupernatual Testimony - v. 14
  • A Impartial Testimony - v. 15
  • A Supported Testimony - v. 16-18
If you illiminate Chirst's testimony you cannot know the Father - v. 19-20

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