Sermons on John

Meet Jesus: Jesus versus the Cynics

John 10:22-42

  • The Controversy Continues (v22-30)
    • They refuse to believe (v25a)
    • There’s plenty of evidence (v25b)
    • God determines who is in his flock (v26-28a)
    • God’s people are eternally secure (v28-30)
    • Jesus is indivisible from God (v30)
  • Jesus bamboozles and his opponents fume (v31-39)
  • Jesus retreats for another day (festival) (v40-42)

Video – C.S. Lewis excerpts from his books ‘God in the Dock’ and ‘Mere Christianity’

Meet Jesus: Jesus is the Good Shepherd

John 10:1-21

  1. Jesus is the Shepherd (who cares for his sheep) v1-10
    • Intimate and tender image
    • Sheep aren’t the smartest or the strongest
    • But, each of us is precious in his sight
    • Jesus is the only way in
    • He comes to give us life, and every other option leads to death
  2. Jesus is the Good Shepherd (who dies for his sheep) v11-21
    • Jesus has sheep outside Israel and he’s going to gather them in too
    • Jesus’ intimate relationship with the sheep is like his relationship with the father
    • His father loves him because he is aligned with his fathers plan
    • He lays down his life
    • No one takes his life from him, he lays it own of his own will
    • He will take it up again

Meet Jesus: Jesus Shines the Light

John 9

  1. Jesus makes the blind man see (aka the light shines in the darkness) v1-12
  2. The Pharisees condemn Jesus for healing a man v13-34
    • His crime is working on the Sabbath v16
    • It’s obvious that a sinner could not do such miraculous signs v16
    • The Pharisees had already decided that Jesus wasn’t the Christ v22
    • They establish the truth of the miracle, it is undeniable v25
    • The Pharisees become more and more adamant that Jesus is a sinner v24, 29
  3. The blind man sees (aka the light shines in the darkness) v35-41