We may wonder how the same group of people who wanted to make Jesus Christ a king one day (see John 6:15) could abandon Him the very next day (see John 6:66). “The Son Can Do Nothing of Himself” As He continued to teach the Jews about His mission, the Savior declared that He could do “nothing of … “The second Bible testament of Christ is the New Testament, which records His birth, His life, His ministry, His gospel, His Church, His Atonement, and His Resurrection, as well as the testimonies of His Apostles. Jesus, however, came to resolve the deeper problem that had begun with Adam’s sin. The Lord saved Israel in Horeb when Moses miraculously brought forth water out of a rock (see Exodus 17; Numbers 20). Jesus was “the only-begotten God” (John 1:18), born through Mary. When John the Baptist bore witness that Jesus was the Christ, this should have been sufficient evidence for the religious leaders and the common people. However, the Pharisees refused to believe John’s witness as well as the witness of the Father that was evident whenever Jesus performed a miracle. John Chapter 22 is Really Important (But God Won't Allow Us to Read It Yet) October 16, 2017 / Steven Kozar Here's Brian Simmons talking about being in the library of heaven and wanting to steal the book of "John Chapter 22:" Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Where the disciples were assembled: It was good that the disciples stayed together. After the healing at the pool of Bethesda, the Jews sought to kill the Savior because the healing had occurred on the Sabbath (see John 5:10, 16, 18). a) For the last good number of lessons, I've been discussing the topic of "obedience to God in every day life". LIFE-STUDY OF JOHN MESSAGE TWENTY-THREE THE NEED OF THE DEAD—LIFE’S RESURRECTING (1) The case of raising Lazarus from the dead is certainly a wonderful case. that which is not of faith; Romans 14:23: "But the one who doubts is condemned if he eats because his eating is not of faith; for everything that is not of faith is sin." Men are either from below or from above. The Pharisees, of course, refused to believe her story, and they apparently did not believe that the Messiah would be born of a virgin. Jesus manifested God's glory through 8 miraculous signs in the gospel of John. (1-9) The Jews' displeasure. Once His doctrines really began to make demands of people, it was too much for many. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. In this case, the question is: “Are You the Messiah?” Jesus’ affirmation is: “I am” or “I am He,” or “I am the One.”. There is nothing of more value to me than the principles of eternal truth. They were more concerned about their enslavement to Rome than their enslavement to their own mortal, corruptible souls. There is no middle ground, no room for compromise; there are no principles to compose: either Jesus is divine or he is blaspheming! thou hast the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Jesus made reference to this in Matt. For additional information about Nicodemus, see the commentary for John 3:1. Gravity. How could you use Peter’s response (see verses 68–69) to help someone who is struggling with a “hard saying” of the gospel? On this basis they would be able to declare that men had been and therefore were forgiven. In John 7:39, we read a parenthetical comment from John, explaining that the “living water” the Savior mentioned in John 7:38 refers to the Holy Ghost, whose main mission is to testify of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Jesus taught these people that His doctrine came from His Father and that those who applied the doctrine would know of its truth (see John 7:14–17). In New Testament times, the Feast of Tabernacles was considered “the greatest and most joyful” of the feasts. John was discharged from the hospital. Intimate in that the Savior felt each person’s pains, sufferings, and sicknesses. Many who had been His disciples previously would not accept this teaching and “walked no more with him” (John 6:66). He drew upon the people’s personal experience—many of those who listened to the Master on this occasion had also been among the five thousand who had eaten the bread He miraculously provided just the day before (see John 6:1–14). For more information about the feeding of the five thousand, see the commentary for Mark 6:32–44. So they were unable to believe Jesus’ witness about Himself. Please make sure you adjust the Bundle Size and Quantity correctly for the amount you want to order. While serving in the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Merrill J. Bateman explained how the Son of God had “life in himself”: “Unlike mortals who inherit the seeds of death from both parents, Jesus was born of a mortal mother but an immortal Father. Then write out a plan for what you can do to strengthen your testimony of that truth. (24-47) Commentary on John 5:1-9 (Read John 5:1-9) We are all by nature impotent folk in spiritual things, blind, halt, and withered; but full … John Chapter 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51. The peak of his popular appeal had come. Joseph was Jesus’ legal father, but He identified with His heavenly Father on the grounds that His mother had been impregnated by the Holy Spirit and not by any earthly man. They did not believe what Peter testified in Acts 4:12, saying. 18 I am He who testifies of Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies of Me.” 19 And so they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”. God’s will is more powerful than man’s will, and for this reason, God could prophesy centuries in advance without fear that man might cause His word to fail. He was begotten from above, and so His claim as the Son of God had an entirely different basis. It appeared self-evident from what truths were left, that if God rewarded every one according to the deeds done in the body, the term ‘Heaven,’ as intended for the Saints’ eternal home, must include more kingdoms than one. Jesus had said as much during the latter half of the feast (John 7:33, 34-36), so it appears that He continued to speak of His departure. Of this important discourse, Elder James E. Talmage (1862–1933) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “[The Savior’s] reply to their charges is not confined to the question of Sabbath observance; it stands as the most comprehensive sermon in scripture on the vital subject of the relationship between the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ” (Jesus the Christ, 3rd ed. 23:16)” (Bible Dictionary, “Feasts”). St. John Chapter 23. The Pharisees, knowing that Jesus was helping the Jews to see the truth, sent officers to arrest Him. John 6 records a drastic shift in public opinion toward the Savior. Write. Type author names here Chapter 23: The Environment John Barry and Kerri Woods Meet the Authors • The issue of this chapter is about what we can and cannot do to please God based on our efforts. The Son was “sent.” The Son is not “alone.” The Son pleases the Father at all times. A testimony of the efficacy of prayer comes through humble and sincere prayer. “For some reason not fully explained in the scriptures, the Holy Ghost did not operate in the fulness among the Jews during the years of Jesus’ mortal sojourn (John 7:39; 16:7). LitCharts Teacher Editions. As Jesus says (John 5:23), the Father has given all judgment to the Son “so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. As Jesus taught in the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles, some Jews marveled that He could teach as He did without having studied their theology. During the weeklong celebration, Israelites occupied booths (also called tabernacles) that they built out of palm and myrtle branches (see Leviticus 23:42–43; Nehemiah 8:14–15). You successfully added to your cart! In this presence his own personality has no existence. This is explained in next verses. By these means only may the Spirit of God become an abiding part of man’s individual being, even as the substance of the food he eats is assimilated with the tissues of his body. 1 Cor. He also prayed for their unity after their departure (John 17:11). 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. STUDY. Those who are of the earth remain under the curse of the law that was imposed on Adam for his sin. He thinks of neither. The revelation of the New Testament presented a Messiah that was quite different from what the religious leaders believed and taught. The Pharisees, no doubt, hoped that He would either kill Himself or leave the country so that they might continue to rule and enrich themselves without hindrance. Jesus had demonstrated that He could indeed provide for them temporally, but He was also “that bread of life” (John 6:48) who could give eternal life to those who would partake of the spiritual nourishment He now offered (see John 6:51). Antichrists. They were angry with Him because He had healed a man on the Sabbath day, which was not allowed by the Mosaic law of that time (see John 5:8–9; 7:21–23). Jesus, however, claimed to be from above, not having an earthly father. 18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so … Hence, all that the Son did can be attributed to the Father, just as we can say that when an army wins a battle, it is the general who is given credit for the victory, even though the general may never touch a sword but only give orders to the troops. Acceptance of Jesus as the Christ implies obedience to the laws and ordinances of His gospel” (Jesus the Christ, 342–43). The Savior also drew upon his listeners’ geographical location—they were now hearing Him teach in Capernaum, a region that appears to have been associated with bread making; more remnants of grinding mills have been discovered at Capernaum than at any other place in Israel. The Prophet Joseph Smith (1805–44) recorded: “From sundry revelations which had been received, it was apparent that many important points touching the salvation of man had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled. Many Jews refused to listen to Jesus because they believed He was not obeying the Mosaic law, which over the centuries had become corrupted. After Jesus miraculously fed the five thousand, as recorded in John 6:3–14, the people who had been fed sought more food from Jesus. First of all, He is called ‘the good Shepherd’ in John 10:11, “I am the good Shepherd.” In Hebrews 13:20-21 He is called ‘the Great Shepherd’. 6:2 when He said, “When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do.” There were some who made sure that their coins made plenty of noise so that everyone would see how much they were giving. Said the Savior, ‘If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine’ [John 7:17]. To them, the promises of God were about ruling the world and having the gentiles serve them, feed them, and enrich them so that they could benefit from the labor of others. It is a normal response when someone asks if you are so-and-so. “I testify that with unimaginable suffering and agony at an incalculable price, the Savior earned His right to be our Redeemer, our Intermediary, our Final Judge” (“The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006, 42). Jesus’s half-brothers urged Him to go to Jerusalem to the Feast of Tabernacles. As He continued to teach the Jews about His mission, the Savior declared that He could do “nothing of himself,” but rather He did what He had seen His Father do (John 5:19). I do not see it that way. God had established that Christ would be “seized” (or arrested) and crucified at the feast of Passover. They think of his person and his work. “Jesus Christ possessed merits that no other being could possibly have. Local worship was not yet giving way to spiritual; but a band of true worshippers was being gathered, and some were then following Him. After commanding a man with a 38-year infirmity to “rise … and walk” (John 5:8), the Savior taught that all those who would believe in the Son of God and follow Him would be raised up to everlasting life (see John 5:21–29). Rather, the failure to comprehend seems to be rooted in a resolute refusal to let go of the world long enough to ponder the precious truths in the message of the Master” (Wherefore, Ye Must Press Forward [1977], 6–7, 22). [23] "Whose sins": See here the commission, stamped by the broad seal of heaven, by virtue of which the pastors of Christ's church absolve repenting sinners upon their confession. If Jesus had made claims that no other had made before Him, their criticism might have had some validity. By believing in Him and His mission, we have opportunity to avoid the usual fate of dying in our sins. Spell. For further information about the Savior’s feeding of the five thousand, see the commentary for Mark 6:32–44. The Savior’s words also foreshadowed the ordinance of the sacrament, which He instituted during the Last Supper. We are only able to do what we do because of your support. “Nephi lamented the fact that so many people will not ‘understand great knowledge.’ (2 Nephi 32:7.) “… The figure used by Jesus—that of eating His flesh and drinking His blood as typical of unqualified and absolute acceptance of Himself as the Savior of men—is of superlative import; for thereby are affirmed the divinity of His Person, and the fact of His preexistent and eternal Godship. 1-John 3:4: "Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, for sin is lawlessness." In the arid climate of the ancient Near East, access to water was crucial for survival, and the scarcity of water made it both a valuable resource and a powerful symbol. President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained how the scriptures are a source of testimony concerning Jesus Christ: “Jesus taught that we should ‘search the scriptures; for … they are they which testify of me’ (John 5:39). “I Am”—one of the names by which the Savior is known in the Old Testament—is recorded repeatedly by John, and Moses was told to use this name so the Israelites would know that Jehovah had spoken. When the Savior visited the Nephites, He told them that He was the prophet like unto Moses referred to in Deuteronomy 18:15, 18–19 (see 3 Nephi 20:23). How can a belief in the Resurrection give you spiritual confidence? The Empty Tomb. The subtitle of the Book of Mormon, the clarifying purpose statement printed on the cover of every copy, is ‘Another Testament of Jesus Christ.’. Like those childish Galileans of old, we may turn up our noses when divine sustenance is placed before us. …. He was the Messiah, they reasoned, and must reign as their king” (Mortal Messiah, 2:367–68). But in the loyalty and determination that would be characteristic of a divine child, Jesus could comprehend it and He did it. You can view the recordings by clicking this banner. The e.Lib: New Testament (Red Letter Edition) King James Version The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The problem with that interpretation is seen in John 8:28, 29, 28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He [ego eimi], and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. When Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (called by its official Roman name, the Sea of Tiberias), a large multitude followed Him (see John 6:1–2); the children of Israel were led by Moses through the wilderness by way of the Red Sea (see Exodus 12:38; 13:18). The Father shows the Son “all things that himself doeth.” The Father “raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them [brings them to life]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.” And all people “should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.” Such teachings clearly testify of the complete unity between the Father and the Son. Significant similarities between the ministry of the Savior and the ministry of Moses are found in John 6 and the book of Exodus. In addition to being doctrinally rich, chapters 5–7 of John highlight a wide assortment of attitudes toward Jesus Christ, including some of the opposition and hostility that eventually resulted in His death. The curse of the law is not the law itself but is the sentence of death imposed by the law of God. Created by. Mrs. B's advanced biology. The Gospel of John: Manifesting God’s Glory Book 2. Chapter 1: Introduction to the New Testament, Chapter 8: Matthew 24–25; Joseph Smith—Matthew, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians and Colossians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, Chapter 46: 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, Chapter 47: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, The First and Second Epistles General of Peter, The First, Second, and Third Epistles General of John and the General Epistle of Jude, Chapter 52: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude, “Chapter 23: John 5–7,” New Testament Student Manual (2018), “Chapter 23,” New Testament Student Manual. Terms in this set (28) parenchyma. Finding Philip, he … I do not believe so, for then very few would be saved indeed—all because Jesus was so obscure in His teaching. If you want to receive updates from us, signup below. In His discourse to the Jewish leaders, the Savior highlighted ways God helps people come to His Son. |, Chapter 23: The Gospel of John: Manifesting God’s Glory Book 2, 6201 University Avenue, NE Fridley, MN 55432. My title for this lesson is "Special Days". CHAPTER 20 *. When the multitude seemed likely to take Jesus by force to make Him a king, He left them and walked that night across the Sea of Galilee to His disciples (see John 6:15–21); led by Moses, Israel crossed through the Red Sea at night (see Exodus 14:21). May our faith in the Father and the Son help each of us to become whole” (“The Power to Heal from Within,” Ensign, May 1995, 13–14). 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