John 17 (reference)
something we already have
something we still must strive for.
Be One… And Remember You Are Loved.
When Jesus opens our spiritual eyes, we need to keep them wide open.
The Pharisees opposed Jesus, trying to:
1 Discredit the Miracle
2 Discredit the Man
3 Discredit the Method
Three Messianic Signs:
1 Heal someone with leprosy
2 Cast out a “mute-demon”
3 Heal a person born blind
What does it look like to live with our spiritual eyes open?
We see those around us.
We step into their need.
We share Jesus with them.
We sing (worship) with our lives.
Are your living life with your spiritual eyes wide open?
“…waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.”
John 5:18 ” This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. “
Jesus identifies himself as the Son of God.
Six things that bear witness:
Jesus himself (vs.31) John the Baptist (vs. 32-35) The Miracles (vs. 36) God the Father (vs. 37-38) The scriptures (vs. 39-40) Moses (vs.45-47)
Who are the hard-hearted and closed-minded people you know that need to know Jesus?
Psalm 69:9 (text)
The signs of Jesus revealed who He was.
The signs of Jesus drew attention to His message.
The signs of Jesus showed something about the kingdom.
The signs of Jesus forced people to respond.
Jesus knows people’s hearts.
He didn’t just know them, then. He knows us, now.