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Saved and Knowing it (22 of 33)
Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
We are going through John's gospel on these Sunday mornings together under the theme: BEHOLD THE LAMB! John started out by telling us about the incarnation of the person of Jesus. John 1.14, ''And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.'' Jesus was not part man and part God... He was fully man and fully God! He was the God-Man!
And that is what His incarnation speaks of: God in the flesh! Well... from the incarnation of the person of Jesus... John then recorded the demonstrations of the power of Jesus. We read in John 20.30-31, ''And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.''
And we have seen those seven signs... seven miracles of Jesus that John recorded. He feed the multitudes with just a sack lunch! He walked on the Water! He gave sight the blind! He gave life to the dead and more... so that ''you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name!''
Now as we move into chapter 14... John tells us not only of the incarnation of the person of Jesus and the demonstrations of the power of Jesus... He tells us of the affirmation of the presence of Jesus.
Having washed the disciple's feet and giving them a lesson on forgiveness... beginning in 13.31 He warned the disciples of the future. Verse 33, ''Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.''
And then He spoke a word to Simon Peter in verse 38, ''Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow t ...
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