Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
September 21, 2008
all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
In the Gospels "FOR" Us?
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Remember, the Gospels
are still in the Old Testament doctrinally!
Gospels are not TO
However, there is still
plenty within those Gospels FOR us!
from the Gospels that are misapplied today!
these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because
the Jews sought to kill him.
He could control the crowd - it was
the power that He had.
See verse 30
Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that
thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh
to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
neither did his brethren believe in him.
His witness is
not true to others - see 5:31 -
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
own family did not believe him - no honour in his own country, own kin,
own close friends and family can be your biggest doubter and challenge
to grow following Paul's gospel.
I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they,
and we will report it. All my famliars watched for my halting, saying,
peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and
we shall take our revenge on him.
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway
world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that
the works thereof are evil.
A person learning
to follow Paul and the teachings of the Risen Christ and who can't 'hang
around the brethren / family / old friends is actually testifying to them
that 'the works thereof are evil' just your presence.
Thus, they feel
convicted, even if that wasn't your intention at all!
- They zealously affect you, but not well;
yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
feast He wasn't going to attend.
ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is
not yet full come.
he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast,
not openly, but as it were in secret.
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
They didn't see
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some
said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Are we ashamed
of him among others?
James Bible? This church? Your pastor? Your family?
for fear of making
your kids unhappy and having no fun?
you look when you dress modestly?
at dirty jokes among your working friends, etc.?
ashamed to 'say
no' with your family and/or friends?
1:8 - Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker
of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent
to learn God's doctrine during the Gospel days?
had no Bible as we do!
17: If any
man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God,
or whether I speak of myself.
18: He that
speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory
that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go
ye about to kill me?
people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
on the sabbath? Shame on them!
therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but
of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23: If a
man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should
not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit
whole on the sabbath day?
not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
5:22 - Abstain from all appearance of evil.
said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
was the issue during the gospel days!
lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know
indeed that this is the very Christ?
we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence
cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye
know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true,
whom ye know not.
I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
when they finally found out who he really was?
but still show doubt?
they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour
was not yet come.
many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will
he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and
the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto
him that sent me.
34: Ye shall
seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
they only knew, eh...
said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find
him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
the Gentiles... must be like Samaria, eh!
was talking future, still!
manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not
find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
37: In the
last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If
any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38: He that
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water.
Holy Ghost given - so why teach people today from a time when there was
no Holy Ghost given?
this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:
for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth
this is the Prophet.
said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
Did he come out
not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out
of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Ahhh, but those
who knew the Scriptures knew He could be the Christ...
43: So there
was a division among the people because of him.
12:51 - Suppose ye that I am come to give
peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
The King James
Bible causes division!
rightly divides the brethren!
can cause division within the family!
still couldn't take him!
some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
spake like this man.
came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto
them, Why have ye not brought him?
officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
Sounds like the
King James Bible, eh!
Maybe our little
Maybe our website?
Maybe your pastor
Maybe even your
own testimony of works, then words?
or maybe your
words came first and meant nothing because of your bad testimony?
answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
try, Nick, but it didn't work!
every man went unto his own house.
saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look:
for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
Good idea -
go home if you can't handle it here!