June 27, 2016

John 8:48-59

In these passages, Jesus states that to keep his word means to hear his words and obey them. When Jesus says, “Those who obey won’t die,” he is talking about a spiritual death, not a physical death. Those who follow Christ will be raised to live eternally with him. Do you seek him daily? Are you obeying his Word?

Here Jesus claims he existed before Abraham, proclaiming his divinity. The Jewish leaders tried to stone Jesus for blasphemy because he claimed equality with God. They understood what Jesus was claiming, but they didn’t believe him and wanted to stone him.