John 8:31-41 Being sincere but wrong!

GIVE GOD TIME

Prayer and Praise

Jesus said, “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” Matthew 26:40, so we start our journey of giving God time to work in us, by praying the hymn

O Jesus I have promised;- at this link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU_cev2ri90

A WORD IN YOUR EAR. 

30 Many people who heard him say these things trusted in him. 31 So Yeshua (Jesus), said to the Judeans who had trusted him, 

“If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, (disciples), 

32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

33 They answered, “We are the seed of Avraham (Abraham), and have never been slaves to anyone; so what do you mean by saying, 

‘You will be set free’?” 

34 Yeshua (Jesus) answered them, “Yes, indeed! I tell you that everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin. 35 Now a slave does not remain with a family forever, but a son does remain with it forever. 36 So if the Son frees you, you will really be free! 37 I know you are the seed of Avraham (Abraham). Yet you are out to kill me, because what I am saying makes no headway in you. 38 I say what my Father has shown me; you do what your father has told you!” 

39 They answered him, “Our father is Avraham (Abraham).” 

Yeshua (Jesus) replied, “If you are children of Avraham (Abraham), then do the things Avraham (Abraham) did!  40 As it is, you are out to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Avraham (Abraham) did nothing like that! 41a You are doing the things your father does.” 

41b “We’re not illegitimate children!” they said to him. “We have only one Father — God!” (C.J.B.)

—-Summary

IF you OBEY what I say, THEN you are really my talmidim, (disciples), 

32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

  • Today’s Verse…

Who is Jesus? John 8:31-32

“If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, (disciples), 32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

  • Today’s Challenge

Notice the condition here …

“If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, (disciples), 

Result?

32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31-32.

Are you obedient, or are you ‘nearly obedient’? 

Prayer and Worship

“… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23. 

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

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