"Feast Teaching"

August 28, 2013

“Feast Teaching”

Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:

John 7:14-39

Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Feast.

When the feast was half over He began teaching in the Temple.

The Jews were astonished.
They were amazed at the learning Jesus had without being “educated.”

Jesus tells them that His teaching is not from Himself, but from Father.
If one is willing to do His will, he will know the teaching.

If one speaks of himself, then he is seeking his own glory.
If he is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Jesus’ times of teaching often had intense moments of confrontation.

Jesus confronted them with their lacking of keeping the Law.
Jesus confronted them with their desire to kill Him.
Jesus confronted them about their lack of righteous judgment.

Jesus cried out in the Temple…
“You both know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

They sought to seize Him.
No man laid his hand on Him for His hour had not come.

Many of the crowd believed in Him.
Most of the Religionists...Jewish leaders...did not.

The Pharisees sent to arrest Him.
They could not.
They were confounded by His words.

On the last day, Jesus cried out again…
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

All this was stated and done publicly.
All this was done loudly, unhidden.

Are you thirsty?
Have you drunk deeply from Him?