Verse 12 I am the “Light of the World.”
The world’s darkness—He that hath the Son hath life = that life is the Light of men.
Matthew 5:13-16. Light shining. Waters flowing. A city set on a hill. Under a bushel.
He that followeth me.
1. Supreme love for Jesus Christ
2. A denial of self—not self-denial
3. A deliberate choosing of the Cross
4. A life spent following Christ
5. A fervent love for all believers
6. An unswerving obedience to the Word
7. A forsaking all to follow Him.
A list of Discipleship. Luke 9:23-26.
Verse 20 No man laid hold on Him, for “His hour was not yet come.”
For this hour he came—His life was ordered.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.
Verse 23 I am from above; I am not of this world.
The heavenly character of the Christian.
The world. 1 John 2:15-17.
Verse 30 As he spake these words, many believed on Him.
Verse 31 Mark of belief and discipleship “Continues in the Word.” Thy Word have I hid in my heart.
Verse 44 Ye are of your father the devil.
1. He was a murderer. c/p Romans 8.
2. He was a liar.
Verse 46 Which of you convinceth (convicteth) me of sin = convicts.
Verse 51 If a man keep my saying (teaching) he shall never see death. Luke 20:37, 38.
Verse 52 Those round him were now convinced that he had a devil.
Their argument: Abraham died—the prophets died—Yet you say…he shall never die.
Verse 53 Who really are you? Greater than Abraham and the prophets?
Verse 54-55 Jesus’ answer.
The Lord chides them for not recognizing Him. The Father did!
Then he accuses them of not knowing the Father.
Verse 56 Abraham rejoiced to see the day of Christ (incarnation). Hebrews 11:13.
Verse 57 You are not yet 50 years old. Abraham died 1900 years B.C.
Verse 58 Before Abraham was, “I AM.”
C/p Exodus 3:14—Matthew 22:32.
Verse 51 If a man keep my teachings he shall not see death. See John 11:25-26.
What think ye of Christ?