Series: The Gospel According to John
Title: Don’t Be Confused About Jesus!
Text: John 7: 25-36
Purpose: By studying these verses we learn that: While there are many confused opinions about who Jesus is, your eternal destiny depends on believing
the truth about Him.
Speaker: Bishop Jake Givan, Jr., D. Min
Date: February 17, 2019
In our text, we see different groups of religious Jews who are confused about Jesus. There is the group that John calls “the Jews” (7:1, 11, 13, 15, 35). This
refers to the Jewish religious leaders, whom John also identifies as the Pharisees and chief priests, who were Sadducees (7:32). These groups were often
rivals, but they viewed Jesus as a common enemy. So, they joined together to try to seize Him (7:30, 44, 45). But they knew that many in the crowd liked
Jesus. They also remembered Jesus’ disrupting their business by cleansing the temple. So, they had to proceed cautiously.
Also, there is a larger group whom John calls “the crowd” (7:12, 20, 31, 32). This would include Jewish pilgrims who had come up to Jerusalem for the feast
from all over Israel and from other countries. Many of them were not aware that the Jewish leaders were seeking to kill Jesus, so when He mentioned this,
they accused Him of having a demon (7:20).
Then there is a narrower group that John calls “the people of Jerusalem” (7:25-27). They were confused both about who Jesus was and about why their
religious leaders were not arresting Him. Because of misunderstanding both about the origins of the Messiah and Jesus’ origins, they concluded that He could
not be the expected Messiah.
So, the overall feeling of our text is that a lot of people were confused about who Jesus is. But John (20:31) wants us to know the truth about who He is so
that we “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing [we] may have life in His name.” So, John is showing us that …
While there are many confused opinions about who Jesus is, your eternal destiny depends on believing the truth about Him.
1. There are many confused opinions about who Jesus is.
2. We must believe the truth about who Jesus is.
A. Jesus testified that He had not come of Himself but had been sent to earth by God.
1) To be sent by God means that Jesus is eternal.
2) To be sent by God means that Jesus operated under the full authority of God.
3) To be sent by God means that Jesus was under the Father’s providential protection.
B. Jesus testified that He knew God.
3. Your eternal destiny depends on believing in Jesus while you still have the opportunity.
It’s kind of funny when someone is confused about a church choir making music by rubbing their legs together! But it’s really tragic when someone is
confused about Jesus and rejects His testimony of who He is. God has given you a measure of light, even through this message. He says (2 Cor. 6:2),
“Behold, now is ‘the acceptable time,’ behold, now is ‘the day of salvation.’” Don’t miss the opportunity to trust in Christ as your Savior and Lord today!
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