Amid the growing intensity of various opinions concerning Jesusâs identity and purpose, He proclaimed during the celebrations of the Feast of Tabernacles (see JohnÂ 7) that only through faithful obedience to His word could people know the truth of His identity and His teachings. Is this even a salvation issue? You can view the recordings by clicking this banner. 23:43) and the gathering-in of all the fruits of the year (Ex. 6:2 when He said, “When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do.” There were some who made sure that their coins made plenty of noise so that everyone would see how much they were giving. He thinks of neither. When Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (called by its official Roman name, the Sea of Tiberias), a large multitude followed Him (see John 6:1â2); the children of Israel were led by Moses through the wilderness by way of the Red Sea (see Exodus 12:38; 13:18). B. (17-23) Christ's discourse. We should also take note of the sovereignty of God in John’s statement. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie explained that Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of a long-cherished tradition: âThere was a tradition, taught by the Rabbis and firmly entrenched in the public mind, that when Messiah came, he would feed them with bread from heaven.Â â¦ It had even become a fixed belief that the Messiah, when He came, would signalize His advent by a repetition of this stupendous miracle. These are a revelation of the feast of tabernacles. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie explained what it meant for the Savior to be âequal with Godâ during His earthly ministry: ââEqual with God!âï»¿âawful blasphemy or awesome truth!ï»¿âone or the other. Jesus manifested God's glory through 8 miraculous signs in the gospel of John. The Savior tried to correct this false belief by teaching that the scriptures, which the Jews looked to as the final authority, testified that eternal life is found not in the scriptures but in following Jesus Christ. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. To them, the promises of God were about ruling the world and having the gentiles serve them, feed them, and enrich them so that they could benefit from the labor of others. For more information about the feeding of the five thousand, see the commentary for Mark 6:32â44. Water and light were used as important symbols during the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Savior used these symbols to call the people to believe in Him as the Messiah. That is defining one kind of sin. In doing the works of His Father, and being in full agreement with Him, He was “one” with the Father. 3:3). In the arid climate of the ancient Near East, access to water was crucial for survival, and the scarcity of water made it both a valuable resource and a powerful symbol. When John the Baptist bore witness that Jesus was the Christ, this should have been sufficient evidence for the religious leaders and the common people. âThe Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness,â, âThe Redemption of the Dead and the Testimony of Jesus,â, âHe Hath Filled the Hungry with Good Things,â, âLord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief,â. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. âHis brethrenâ mentioned in verseÂ 3 are Jesusâs half-brothers. It will not be poured out by a priest on the altar as was done at the Feast of Tabernacles; it will arise and flow miraculously from within the believer. He pre-existed with the Father and provided the double witness as the Amen of God by which all creation was established in accordance with the Father’s nature and will (Rev. 15:45, 46 says. In their eyes he stood on the summit. ,Â 208). 1. He is perfect in every attribute, including love, compassion, patience, obedience, forgiveness, and humility.Â â¦. So they were unable to believe Jesus’ witness about Himself. Type author names here Chapter 23: The Environment John Barry and Kerri Woods Meet the Authors • ââEqual with God!âï»¿ânot that he was then reigning in glory and exaltation over all the works which their hands had made, but in the sense that he was Godâs Son, upon whom the Father had placed his own name and to whom he had given glory and honor and powerâ (The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary, 4Â vols. The Saviorâs words recorded in John 5:19â21, 23 emphasize the unity between the Father and the Son, teaching that the work of the Father is also the work of the Son. b. He was the Messiah, they reasoned, and must reign as their kingâ (Mortal Messiah, 2:367â68). Said the Savior, âIf any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrineâ [John 7:17]. most abundant type of plant cell; spherical cells with thin, cell walls and a large vacuoloe; important for storage and food production. So these words of John 20:23 are a promise that their new reception of the Holy Spirit, which had been to the Apostles alone, had given them the unique discernment to fathom men’s hearts and discern the genuineness of their repentance. Give me a second and I'll tell you why it's special. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie (1915â85) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote regarding the poolâs supposed curative powers: âAny notion that an angel came down and troubled the waters, so that the first person thereafter entering them would be healed, was pure superstition. The Saviorâs imagery of âliving waterâ drew upon a long Israelite tradition that water represented important spiritual truths. thou hast the words of eternal lifeâ (John 6:68). Jesus had demonstrated that He could indeed provide for them temporally, but He was also âthat bread of lifeâ (John 6:48) who could give eternal life to those who would partake of the spiritual nourishment He now offered (see John 6:51). For additional information about Nicodemus, see the commentary for John 3:1. âThe Saviorâs atonement in the garden and on the cross is intimate as well as infinite. Furthermore, it has reference only to the gift of the Holy Ghost not being present, since the power of the Holy Ghost was operative during the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus; otherwise no one would have received a testimony of the truths that these men taught (Matt. On this basis they would be able to declare that men had been and therefore were forgiven. (6-10) His prayer. âI Amâï»¿âone of the names by which the Savior is known in the Old Testamentï»¿âis recorded repeatedly by John, and Moses was told to use this name so the Israelites would know that Jehovah had spoken. âThe first testament of Christ is the Bibleâs Old Testament, which predicted and prophesied of the coming of the Savior, His transcendent life, and His liberating Atonement. (1-9) The Jews' displeasure. Intimate in that the Savior felt each personâs pains, sufferings, and sicknesses. I do not believe so, for then very few would be saved indeed—all because Jesus was so obscure in His teaching. âThe third testament of Christ is the Book of Mormon, which also foretells Christâs coming, confirms the Bibleâs account of His saving Atonement, and then reveals the resurrected Lordâs visit to the earthâs other hemisphere. But those are reactions to truth, and reactions do not alter the reality of truth itself.Â â¦ Hard sayingsÂ â¦ when pondered, may make it easier to let go of the world.Â â¦. The Saviorâs lengthy reply to the Jewish elites who were opposing Him is recorded in John 5:17â47. Flashcards. Jesus told them that soon they would seek Him but not find Him, for âwhere I am, thither ye cannot comeâ (see John 7:30â34). Many who had been His disciples previously would not accept this teaching and âwalked no more with himâ (John 6:66). Please make sure you adjust the Bundle Size and Quantity correctly for the amount you want to order. Elder RichardÂ G. Scott (1928â2015) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained that because of His atoning sacrifice, Jesus Christ will be our Judge: âThe Atonement was a selfless act of infinite, eternal consequence, arduously earned alone, by the Son of God. Instant downloads of all 1388 LitChart PDFs (including The Grapes of Wrath). The issue of this chapter is about what we can and cannot do to please God based on our efforts. And if the Father and Son were one and the same Being, surely Jesus would not have distinguished Himself from the Father so often and so clearly. The Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel used water as a symbol of the Lordâs Spirit, provident care, and healing power (see Isaiah 41:17â18; 58:11; Jeremiah 2:13; Ezekiel 47:1â12). The Son was “sent.” The Son is not “alone.” The Son pleases the Father at all times. It appeared self-evident from what truths were left, that if God rewarded every one according to the deeds done in the body, the term âHeaven,â as intended for the Saintsâ eternal home, must include more kingdoms than one. “Chapter 23: Eternal Truth,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor (2011), 209–18 “Chapter 23,” Teachings: John Taylor, 209–18 Chapter 23. They contain the words of Christâ (âThe Miracle of the Holy Bible,â Ensign or Liahona, May 2007, 81â82). Chapter 1: Introduction to the New Testament, Chapter 8: Matthew 24â25; Joseph SmithâMatthew, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians and Colossians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, Chapter 46: 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, Chapter 47: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, The First and Second Epistles General of Peter, The First, Second, and Third Epistles General of John and the General Epistle of Jude, Chapter 52: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude, âChapter 23: John 5â7,â New Testament Student Manual (2018), âChapter 23,â New Testament Student Manual. At times, we may need to abandon certain traditions in order to keep the laws of God. He made other similar âI amâ statements during His ministry (see John 8:12; 10:9,Â 11; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1). The phrase “I am” comes in the context of Christ making a clear distinction between Himself and His Father. Then, when the praise and honor began to come, He humbly directed all adulation to the Father [see John 5:19; 14:10]â (âThe Grandeur of God,â Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2003, 70â71). (11-26) Commentary on John 17:1-5 (Read John 17:1-5). 1-John 3:4: "Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, for sin is lawlessness." As He taught near where the large golden candelabras stood during the feast, He declared, âI am the light of the worldâ (John 8:12). Consequently, he knows how to carry our sorrows and relieve our burdens that we might be healed from within, made whole persons, and receive everlasting joy in his kingdom. When the crowd referred to the manna provided for Israel in the days of Moses, the Savior reminded them that the same God who had provided that âbread from heavenâ now offered to them the âtrue bread from heavenâ (John 6:32). He was the only One who could do this, for that was the calling of the Messiah. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” True worship worships the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit (Phil. He did something no one else could do. Leviticus Chapter 23 – John Karmelich . Where the disciples were assembled: It was good that the disciples stayed together. The Saviorâs question recorded in John 5:44 teaches that as long as we are focused on what other people think about us, rather than on what God thinks about us, the development of our faith will be hampered. However, the Pharisees refused to believe John’s witness as well as the witness of the Father that was evident whenever Jesus performed a miracle. If Jesus had made claims that no other had made before Him, their criticism might have had some validity. John 1:1 makes it clear that the Logos (“Word”) was both “with the God” (pros ton theon) and “was God” or “was a God” (theos). |, Chapter 23: The Gospel of John: Manifesting God’s Glory Book 2, 6201 University Avenue, NE Fridley, MN 55432. Jesus told them that when He departed they must love one another, which assumes that they would stay together (John 15:17). Terms in this set (28) parenchyma. âThus, when Jesus multiplied the five barley loaves and the two small fishes, it was as though the traditional sign had been given. She's six years old about to be seven and has blonde hair and brown eyes. The problem with that interpretation is seen in John 8:28, 29, 28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He [ego eimi], and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. 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