“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

22/11/2020 – Evening Service: Who is Jesus?

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 35:1 – 10, John 10:14 – 42

Sermon Outline:

John 10:19–21 (NKJV)

19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. 20 And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?”

21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

I  The conflicting views of the Jews about who Jesus is

II  Jesus’ own claim

III  Jesus’ works

John 10:22–25 (NKJV)

22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.

John 10:30–32 (NKJV)

30 I and My Father are one.”

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

John 10:37–38 (NKJV)

37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

30 ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν. (ego kai ho pater hen esmen, “I and the father one are”)

NET Notes for 10:30

72 tn Grk “I and the Father.” The order has been reversed to reflect English style.
73 tn The phrase ἕν ἐσμεν (hen esmen) is a significant assertion with trinitarian implications. ἕν is neuter, not masculine, so the assertion is not that Jesus and the Father are one person, but one “thing.” Identity of the two persons is not what is asserted, but essential unity (unity of essence).

The Reformation Study Bible:

10:30 one. Not identical persons but one in divine essence (the Gk. word for “one” is neuter, not masculine as would be expected if the persons are identical to one another). The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit possess alike the fullness of the divine nature. This essential unity underlies their unity in the redemptive purpose. The verse indicates more than unity of purpose.