Bible opened on desk with lamp

John 7:1-24

John 7:1-10

  • Jesus avoids conflict/danger of Jews wanting to harm Him.
    • We should always seek God before going towards conflict and danger.
  • Feast of Tabernacles around September/October.
  • Jesus’ natural brothers give Him poor advice, they lacked an understanding of Jesus.
    • Jesus’ natural brothers (Matthew 13:55)
      • James
      • Joses
      • Judas
      • Simon
  • Christ knew when His hour would be (death).
  • Jesus then goes to the feast in secret. He does things in secret to deal with threats and also false beliefs.

John 7:11-24

  • Jews seek Him at the feast.
  • V.13: fear of Jews = Sanhedrin Council
  • Jesus teaches in temple, He was never formally trained. His knowledge is from Holy Spirit.
  • Disciples also never formally trained.
    • Acts 4:13
  • When we minister/witness we should seek God and let Holy Spirit teach us. Everything is and should be to bring Glory to God, not us!
  • They claim Jesus has a demon. This was claimed multiple times in the four Gospels.
  • Work was done = John 5:1-15 (healing at the pool)
  • Circumcision was always done, even on the Sabbath.
    • Genesis 17:9-14
    • Exodus 12:44, 48-49
    • Leviticus 12:3
  • The judge rightly, don’t be a hypocrite!
    • 2 Corinthians 5:12
    • Leviticus 19:15