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Everyone os not a child of God the Father

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Child Like Father

Apple dosent fall far from the tree.
She is just like her daddy
He is just like his daddy.
A Child will usally be just like their father,
My son has a passion for wreck truck, he loves to tow things, to hook up a trailer behind the truck, to work the controls on the tow trucks at work.
He once had a tri-cycle with a wrecker boom on the back of it.
He towed the garbage can from the street to the house with it.
Kids usally are like their father. espcially sons and fathers.
Maybe in looks, in brains, in humor, in thoughts, in education. In trade.
Then at times they are different
In our text today we see this, Jesus tells us about such and gives great explanation.
john chapter 8
John 8:37 ESV
I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.
John 8 ESV
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.” They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” As he was saying these things, many believed in him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.
The first thing we see here is that Jesus says that He knows that they are the offspring of Abraham,
Through their ancestory, throught their blood line, He knows they are kin but.......
They are seeking to Kill Jesus.
Why? why are they seeking to kill Jesus?
Because my Word finds no place in you Jesus tells them.
Look at the words finds no place in you,
in the Greek language it is the word chorei, it has the meaning of making progress or headway.
Jesus is telling them that His Word is making no headway of progress in thier lives.
I have been telling you, showing you by works, teaching you and it hasnt made any effect in your life at all.
The Lords Word finds no place in many people,
Some people won’t hear any part of Gods Word,
The word Word here, means message, The Message of Jesus.
Many people wont hear any of it, want no part of it at all.
They wont even consider coming to church at all , a few will come to church if its a funeral or a wedding, but thats it!
They want no part of it.
Then their are other people who will listen to the Lords Word, They will come to church
They will make time on Sunday for the Lords Word.
They dont mind hearing a sermon, a good teaching or a bad one as far as that goes.
They figuer I paid my dues today so I’m good now.
I have had the privilege to talk to a lot of people, one of the things I like to talk about was what was the message about Sunday at their church?
If I have asked 25 people this question , only a very few can tell you anything about the sermon they heard at all.
What was the message, I dont kmow
What was the main point? I dont know
What Book was they preaching from, Can you guess what the answer was?
Either their are a lot of boreing, bad bad preachers out their or Their is no room for the Lords Word in them.
If they sought after Jesus to kill Him, surley they will do the same to you.
No place, Chorie, making no progress or headway in ones life.
Christians play it safe today though, They try to be a secret Christian.
One can come to church and hear the Lords Word,
The big question is does it make any headway in your life?
people can leave church knowing a great deal more than they came knowing, but does it have any effect on their lives?
Did Godw Word have any effect on their life?
The Jewish leaders had His Word, His Message,
They didnt even have to reley on a preacher or teacher,
They had it straight from jesus Himself,
Yet it made no difference in their lives, It made no progres sor headway.
These people were releigious to the bone, and they thought with all they had that they were good to go.
To Heaven!!!
And the all the while they were only going to hell!
This is a scary and yet sad condition,
What is even more scary is that so many are in this same place today.
What is a question one could ask themself in order to do a little self examnation on this topic?
vs 38 tells us.
John 8:38 ESV
I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”
Jesus says He speaks what His Father has spoke,
Then He goes on and says that they speak what their father has spoke.
Notice the words Father, one is with a captiol F and with a lower case f.
The self test?
When you speak, who does it sound like?
Does it reflect your heavenly Father,
Or does it reflect the world, the other father
When we do something why do we do it, why do we speak the way we speak?
I have asked, why do you do that? I am often told because that is the way its been done always before.
Thats the way it is.
Doing things from tradition is ok as long as it is acnhored in the Word of God.
But if its anchored in the tradations of man ,
as the robot on Lost in space always said to Will Robinson, warning warning.
John 8:39 ESV
They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,
Abraham is our father they said,
The Jewish leaders knew what Jesus was saying in vs 38, he was refering to the the devil!
They are saying, no way
we are as releigious as they come.
we pray, we go to church, tither, obey and uphold the law,
We are striaght,
and to top it all off we are from Abraham, so we are grandfathered in!
I wonder how many people think this way today?
My grandfather was a pastor, my great grandparents built this church, etc.
God has no grandchildren.
This isnt refering to a Abrahams physical decendents,
but rather spirtual decendents which they were not!
What Jesus is saying here in verse 39 isnt refering to a physical decendant but rather a spirtual decendent.
John 8:40–41 ESV
but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.”
You are doing the works that your father did,
remember they were wanting to kill Jesus, they were doing the works of their father, a murder a killer
Titus 1:16 ESV
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
We were not born of sexual immorality, we have one father, even God
We were not born of sexual immorality, we have one father, even God
What were they saying here? That at least they werent born out of wed-lock. from fornication.
about 65% of children born today are born out of wed-lock
Whenever you are trying to share with someone dont be suprised if they bring up your past to derail you.
The proof is here in this veres they did not belieive who Jesus was nor know Him,
Had they know who Jesus was they would have know that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, That He was the Son of God! But they refused to beleive this.
Its worthy to also note here that Jesus dosent even coment on this remak they made.
John 8:42 ESV
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.
If God were your Father, You would love me.
1 John 5:1 ESV
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
If God is your Father, you will Love Jesus.
John 8:43 ESV
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
You cannot bear to hear my Word, (message)
So many people only want to be lifted up by the Lords message.
to be encourged
to leave with a feel good feeling
People dont want to hear about sin, hell, judgement or eternal damnation,
They dont want to hear about adultry, fornucation, homosexuality, about being a liar or a cheater.
Paul warned Timothy about this would happen., He was right on the money.
2 Timothy 4:3 ESV
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,
People dont want to repent, they want to worship creation way more than to worship the creator.
They cant bear to hear it,
in verse 42 Jesus said if God were your Father, you would love me,
If you love Jesus you want to hear every Word He has to say to you, the encourgeing words, the rebukes, the warnings and the instructions.
You want to hear it all, You will read it over and over.
How many here have those little love text, you know in the day they were called love letters, how many have those tucked away at home?
How many times have you read them over the years.
Why do you rear them over and over, you know what it says.
Its because you know how much the writer loves you and you want to hear their words over and over again.
Not only do you bear the words, you long for them, you desire them.
Godw Word is the same, you desire every word of His message.
Their is a reason people dont want to bear The Lords Word
vs 44
John 8:44 ESV
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
why dont they want to bear The Lords Word,
There are two kinds of children in this world.
John 1:12 ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
one can become a cild of God by repenting, by putting their faith in Jesus
because they are of their father the devil!
and their will is to do the will of their fathers desires, to murder!
Satan was a murder from the beggning
satan dosent know the truth because the truth isnt in him, he is a liar and the father of lies!
Therev are only two kinds of Children
1.A child of God
2. a child of the devil
a person can become a child of God if
John 1:12 ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
1 John 3:10 ESV
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
We are all Gods creation,
Charsitics of a child of God
They practice righteousness
They love other people.
A childof God verses a childof the devil,
It dosent matter what a person says with their mouth,
What matters is how they live their lives.
Matthew 15:8–9 ESV
“ ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”
These are people who stand outwadly in releigion, but inwardly they are walking with the devil.
No one can hold hands with satan and walk with Jesus.
Its all or nothing!
John 8:45–48 ESV
But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
Jesus says I tell you the truth, these people were so deep in their lies they couldnt tell what the truth is.
We can never be sinless, but we can live a life to sin less.
1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:16 ESV
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.
Remember this
Whether you are following Christ or not, their are ones in our lives that will follow us.
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John 8:49 ESV
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
I honor my Father Jesus says,
How does Jesus honor the Father?
Honor + timo in the Greek, it has the meaning of through obedience to carry out the Fathers will!
This is how they are dishonoring Jesus,
They are disobedient to His Word.
John 8:51 ESV
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”
If anyone, anyone, keeps my Word, they will never see death.
Dosent this verse just make you want to jump with Joy!
You will never die! WOW
Jesus isnt talking about keeping the Mosaic law here,
He is talking about keeping His Word!
Obey His teachings.
I want to add something here, you can not obey the Lords teachings apart from the Lord.
The word see,
means to experince a event.
We see it i
John 3:3 ESV
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
They will not experince death, seperation from God.
John 5:24 ESV
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Death is neithe anilation or termination,
but rather transformation,
because the moment we close our eyes of this life we see will see Jesus!
2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
and when we see Him we will be like Him.
1 John 3:2 ESV
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
John 8:52 ESV
The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’
John 8:53 ESV
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?”
Abraham was a friend of God and even he died,
Who do you think you are?
Luke 20:37–38 ESV
But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.”
Not the God of the dead, but of the living.
All live to Him!
Isaha, Jacob and Abrahm are alive!
Matthew 17:1–4 ESV
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
John 8:54–56 ESV
Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”
Jesus isnt answering their question,
But He is explaining to them who He is. And why He is doing what He is doing.
John 8:55 ESV
But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.
The religious leaders know of God, but yet they dont know God!
Jesus says I know Him!
80% of america says they know God
This isnt true, how do I know this,
Because their beleife hasnt effected the way they live.
Most of America knows of God,
But only small numbers of people Know God
The test is right here.
Do you keep His Word.
When a person can make the statement that Jesus made here, then they can say they Know God!
Knowing God verses Knowing about God
When knowing God effects the way you live your life.
John 8:56 ESV
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”
It was Abrahm that saw this coming on the Moutian when he offered Issac as a sacrifice to God.
It was on the same moutian that Jesus was slain for us 2000 years later.
Hebrews 11:19 ESV
He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
It was through Issac that Abrahm saw this was pointing to Jesus
John 8:57 ESV
So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
They misunderstood Jesus
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John 8:58 ESV
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
Jesus said I Am
Jesus said I AM GOD!
the reaction,
John 8:59 ESV
So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.
Whos Child are you?
John 1:12 ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
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You can become a Child of God by turning from the world and turning to God, by putting your faith and trust in Jesus,
Knowing that you are a sinner, and that the wage of sin is death.
But the good news is that God loves you so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus to die in your place on the cross for every sin you ever commited, went to the grave and arose on the third day.
Do you beleive this?
If you do, ask Jesus to come into your heart,
John 1:12 ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
You can become a child of God today.
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