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John 7 & 8  Pam Larson

John 7 & 8 Pam Larson

November 20, 2018

John 7 & 8    

Jesus is our Thirst-quencher and the Light of the World

who is shining in our darkness and is hated by the world.


  • “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (7:37-38)

2- Light of the world

  • “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (8:12)

John 7

A. 7:1-13 Jesus’ brothers mock him privately

B. 7:14-52 Various speakers publicly challenge Jesus

  • v14-24 centers around Jesus’ authority (esp his teaching and miracles)
  • v25-36 center on his identity, (esp his origin and mission)
  • v37-39 “come to me and drink”

C. The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles)

  • past
  • present
  • future

D. 7:40-52 Various responses to Jesus

  • v40-44a mixed response among the crowd
  • v45-52a mixed response among the leadership


John 8:12-59

The Light of the World at the Feast of Booths

Exegetical Outline (Klink III, Edward W. John (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) (Kindle Locations 10972-10978). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.)

A.  “The Light of the World”: The Accusations of Jesus the Judge (8:12–59)

  1. First Accusation: The Charge against Inappropriate Belief (vv. 12–30)

               First Verbal Exchange: The Authority and Judgment of the Son (vv. 12–20)

                      (1) Charge: “I Am the Light of the World” (v. 12)

                      (2) Responses: The Witness of the Father and Son (vv. 13–18)

                      (3) Verdict: “You Know neither Me nor My Father” (vv. 19–20)

               Second Verbal Exchange: The Origin of the Son (vv. 21–30)

                      (1) Charge: “You Will Die in Your Sin” (v. 21)

                      (2) Responses: “You Are from the World; I Am Not from This World” (v. 22–27)

                      (3) Verdict: “You Will Know That I Am” (vv. 28–30)

  1. Second Accusation: The Charge against Illegitimate Origin (vv. 31–59)

                First Verbal Exchange: The Identity of the People of God (vv. 31–47)

                      (1) Charge: True Disciples Abide in my Word (vv. 31–32)

                      (2) Responses: Abraham and the Father (vv. 33–43)

                      (3) Verdict: “You Belong to Your Father, the Devil” (vv. 44–47)

                Second Verbal Exchange: The Counterclaim by the Jews: Heresy! (vv. 48–59)

                      (1) Charge: “You are a Samaritan and Have a Demon” (v. 48)

                      (2) Responses: “Before Abraham Was [Born], I Am” (vv. 49–58)

                      (3) Verdict: The Attempted Stoning of Jesus (v. 59)

John 6 Pam Larson

John 6 Pam Larson

November 8, 2018

Our Bread of Life & Sovereign Savior

John 6

  • V1-15 The Bread FEEDS the crowd-showing his identity, his person (the bread, our provider, true host, serving us)

    • Sovereign Satisfier and Sustainer!
  • V16-21 The Bread is in the boat- showing his presence

    • Sovereign over the Sea

  • 22-71 And then the remainder of the chapter, Jesus tells us WHO he is …. the first “I AM” statement of Jesus … “I AM the Bread of Life.”
    • Sovereign in Salvation

  • And then all the implications when he unpacks that … like increasing hostility and unbelief.

Jesus does not just give us bread, (presents) He IS the Bread of Life and has promised to be with us, (presence) to never leave us.

He is our sovereign sustainer, satisfier.

He is sovereign in salvation.

O taste and see Jesus for who he is, and find your satisfaction in Jesus above all things.

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