Who do you think Jesus us? This is an important question. The Christian life is a life of trust in Jesus. We live by faith and not by sight. It is not always an easy life. We are asked to take up our cross and follow Him.
Written so that you will believe
In this passage Jesus is telling his disciples what to expect when he goes away. He wants them to be prepared for it so they will not go astray.
Another mark of the church is to be a people who serve God and each other.
Jesus has said as the church we ‘are the salt of the earth’ and we are also ‘the light of the world’.
“Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (verse 25)
Blindness in the bible equates to spiritual blindness, that is not understanding the truth of God the Father and His Son, Jesus. In this passage, Jesus heals a blind man.
Maybe you come to church not really seeing Jesus. What Jesus is promising in this account in John is that we will have life through Him.
By this stage in Jesus’ ministry, the Pharisees are trying to kill Him. This passage describes how the Pharisees set up a situation with a woman caught in adultery to try to trick Jesus. Jesus lavishes his grace on this girl – he does not condemn her, he forgives her.
Jesus has delivered what he promised. He urges us to have life through Him.