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So as we’ve made our way through this gospel of John...
no matter what the story, no matter what the situation...
what we’ve consistently seen throughout - is Jesus Christ...
SAYING things and DOING things - that would point to Him being the Messiah...
And this week is no different.
Today we’re going to hear Jesus speak about the Will of the Father...
One of the biggest questions that Christians ask themselves is this - WHAT IS GOD’S WILL FOR ME?
I want to BE in His will...
I want to DO what He would have me do...
What is His will for my life?
Well today we’re going to see the OVERARCHING WILL of God - for you - if you belong to Him!
Let’s look at our passage and then swing back around to see what we see...
There is SO much good news in this text...
If you remember how we ended last week -
Last week - we looked at DISCERNMENT - and how the Jews that Jesus is speaking to here...
had NO discernment at all...
And last week we ended with Jesus explaining how the Father sends TRUE bread down from heaven to give life to the world…and we read this...
And so it seemed based on v34 here - that maybe the Jews were starting to understand...
starting to have some DISCERNMENT...
BUT - then we read our first 2 verses today and see that that’s NOT the case...
Jesus here gives us here what has come to be a very popular verse…(v35)
But then lets us know that the JEWS still don’t understand....still don’t believe...
He says - you (Jews) have SEEN ME - and yet you do not believe...
You know what that’s referring to?
Remember this exchange/QUESTION from last week?
Remember?
Christ had just explained to them what it means to WORK for God...
That to work for God is to BELIEVE…in Christ!
And what do they say?
They say - well what sign do you do that we may SEE and BELIEVE you?
They were saying - IF we could just SEE a sign, we’d BELIEVE!!
And Christ says...
You KNEW what I did with the 5000 people...
You were AMONG them!
You SAW ME - and yet you DO NOT believe!
And we see here that it takes more than SEEING a miracle to AWAKEN a heart to Christ.
NOW - here’s where we get into the MAIN theme of this passage...
But we’re going to start now with v40 and work our way back to Jesus being the Bread of Life...
and right away, we’re going to see...
SLIDE: The Will of the Father: Connects Faith in the Son with Eternal Life
The Will of the Father
It is the Father’s will - that Faith in Jesus would bring with it - Eternal Life...
And so if we wanted to flesh that out a bit - we would look at HOW that connection plays itself out.
SLIDE: Question:
How does faith in Jesus lead to eternal life?
To answer this question - we START by looking at - NO - not Christ - but SIN!
We NEED to understand what SIN IS - before we look to who Christ is, over it.
What does the Bible say about SIN?
Let’s start with Romans 1:18
So God’s WRATH - COMES AGAINST sin (man’s unrighteousness)
What else?
SIN - earns - death...
Sin deserves death!
If you go to the gas station, and you’re about to pay for your gas, and you look down, and you see ALL the candy sitting there....tempting you...
And you check your pocket and you have $0.50...
Would you be able to purchase that $1.00 candy bar?
NO - why? - VALUE!
Your $0.50 isn’t WORTH $1.00
Your $0.50 will only earn you - that stick of gum...
The VALUE of sin is EQUALED to - Death!
But what else about sin?
SIN will - NEVER - enter heaven…the new Jerusalem!
SO WHAT HAVE WE SEEN?
SLIDE:
Sin:
Brings God’s wrath upon it - JUDGMENT
And the VERDICT rendered in relation to SIN is - Death!
But not just DEATH...
Eternal death - eternally APART from God!
God’s Wrath
Death
Eternally Apart from God
NOW - does SIN (this) apply to us?
How about God’s WRATH?
Let’s see:
We ALL have sinned
By DEFAULT - the wrath of God - is UPON us!
We start out life - NEEDING rescued...
BUT what does SIN ENTAIL?
God’s wrath
Death!
What about death?
We are ALL, BY DEFAULT - walking DEAD men - apart from God - DUE to - - SIN
What’s the last aspect of SIN?
God’s wrath
Death
Eternally apart from God
Does THIS apply to us?
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Eternally APART from God...
THIS is the reality of SIN...
And SINCE this IS reality....
in that the EFFECTS of SIN are - ETERNAL...
We need an ETERNAL SOLUTION!
REMEMBER - We’re looking at how the Will of the Father - Connects Faith in the Son with ETERNAL Life!
SLIDE:
So ONLY an ETERNAL solution will UNDO the CURSE of sin!
So only an eternal solution will undo the curse of sin!
Let’s look to the ETERNAL solution!
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