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August 17, 2020 12:00 am
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen” (John 21:25).
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This is Sarah Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible Hour. Today, we come to the final portion of the final message in our series on the Gospel of John. It's been a wonderful study. I trust it's been a blessing to you. We've entitled this message simply, man, if he would like information about receiving the message on c.D and a part of the Cherie's, we have a divided into several different albums. Or you can get an individual C.D. You can go to our Web site at Baptist Bible, our Doc Hawg and receive information. Or you can write us at the Baptist Bible, our mock 17 037. Cincinnati, Ohio, four five two one seven.
And so. Having fed the multitudes. Then. Spicks and the thirty fifth murse.
Saying I am the bread of life, he that coming to me shall never hunger.
And he that believe with on me shall never third's.
But I said under you that we also have seen me and believe not.
All that the father give me shall come to me and him that coming to me. I will. And no lives cashed out.
Now there are two wonderful biblical truths in that verse, all that the father gave with me. Although we're told him that the father and given to him, they shall come. There's no uncertainty in this salvation. They're going to be brought. They're going to come to me and somebody says, well, maybe I'm not one of those him that come to me. I will in no wise cast out the one that comes to Jesus, the one that believes on Jesus will not be turned away. That isn't what some of these doctrines are so difficult to understand. I me tell you, the doctrine of predestination is not a door that's close to the center. It's the divine purpose of God to save people who, without his purpose and without his work and grace, would never be saved.
It is that which moves them as the spirit of God draws them.
Or he says, I came down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the father's will, which has sent me that of all, which he has given me. I should lose nothing but raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me that everyone would see it. The son I believe with on him may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Wonderful declarations concerning Jesus Christ as the bread of life, as the savior of centers, saying that all that were given to him shall come to him, meaning that that salvation is certain in verse 44. He says, no man can come to me except the father, which has sent me, drawled him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Verse 65, he says.
Therefore, I say unto you that no man can come under me, accept it were given under him of my father.
From that time, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him than he said under them under the well. Will you also go away then, Simon? Peter answered. Lord, to whom shall we go?
Thou hast the words of eternal life. There's nowhere else we can go.
But as Jesus makes this plain declaration, you cannot come except to be drawn to the father.
Some offended by that, and turn away and walk nowhere with him, but to his disciples. Is that when you go away? Where else could we go?
The how alone has the words of life in Chapter eight?
We find Jesus having ongoing conflict with the Pharisees, the self-righteous religious leaders of that day in the tenth verse.
They had brought a woman to Jesus, which they said was taken in the very act of adultery.
And Jesus stooped down and wrote in the sand. And when he lifted up himself, he saw none but the woman and said to her woman, Why are line accusers?
Hath no man condemn the. She said, No man, Lord and Jesus said under her. Neither do I condemn the go and sin no more. So these self-righteous religionists are condemning the woman. Jesus didn't condone her saying he says Go and sin no more. But he forgave her again. A hopeful message for those who see themselves to be centers and know they stand in need of forgiveness, that there is forgiveness and hope in Jesus Christ. And then of the thirty ninth verse, these words spoken to these self-righteous religious leaders.
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus say it's under them. If he were Abraham's children, he would do the works of Abraham. But now he seek to kill me. A man that told you the truth, which I have heard of God. This did not Abraham. He do the deeds of your father then said to him we'd be not born. The fornication. We have one father, even God.
Jesus said in them, if God were your father he would love me. For I proceeded forth. Came from God. Neither came out of my self.
But he sent me once more. The emphasis on this vital truth. It says, if God were your father, you would love me. So when somebody claims today, I believe in God. I just don't believe in Jesus. Jesus condemn such a concept.
When he was here on this earth, he says in verse forty four year of your father, the devil and the lust of your father, he will do. He was a murderer from the beginning. And a boat. Not in the truth. Because there is no truth in him. When he speak of a lie, he is speaking of his own. He is a liar and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth. E believe me not.
Chapter nine we find the man who was born blind. Jesus opens his eyes. An amazing thing, man. Never able to see. Now he is able to see for the first time. You would think that people would just say, isn't this a wonderful, wonderful thing that's happened to this man, but not things self-righteous Pharisees. They are critical. They are complaining. They bring the man in and question him. They question his parents. They do everything they can to discredit the whole thing.
Surely when you see the continued activities and attitudes that are manifest by these religious leaders, you see how tragic it is when somebody claims to be worshiping God and claims to be committed and serving him.
But they are involved in their own traditions, their own legalistic rules. And God is not being honored. Jesus said at one place, you are drawn to me with your with you drawn to God, with your mouth. But your heart is far from him.
Jesus says in the 11th verse, I am the Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd.
Give it his life for the sheep. What a blessing to know that Jesus Christ actually gave himself laid down his life on Calvary's cross to redeem people. He gave himself for the sheep and a verse twenty seven.
My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give it to them eternal life and they shall never perish. Neither shall and a man pluck them out of my hand. My father, which gave the me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my father's hand. I and my father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Now you see the security of those that are in Kreiss. No matter what, so I think it's possible to have salvation and ultimately lose it because it's depending upon your faithfulness and your commitment. If you say and if you come short, you'll lose your salvation.
That's not what Jesus taught, Jesus said. I give in to them eternal life, not temporary life. I give them eternal life. They're kept in the father's hand. No man is able to pluck them out of the father's hand. Isn't that comforting to realize today, if you are a believer, if you are a child of God, you are in the father's hand, no matter what enemies may oppose? No matter how Satan might attack you. No matter what comes, you are secure in the father's hand.
Chapter 11, we find the resurrection of Lazarus.
Jesus had been told that Lasser's was sick, but he purposely delayed going because obviously it was his intention to raise him from the dead.
I've always loved those words when Jesus arrived and sent word.
The master is Combe and calling for the when Jesus came. What a difference. Jesus wept. He was compassionate. He was sympathetic with the family, with their friends, the Jews that had come to mourn the loss of this man. And Jesus goes to the grave site. And they say. Don't roll the stone back. He's been he's been dead for four days. It wouldn't be appropriate. It's a Rolling Stone away. I said, Lazarus come forth and Lasser's came forth. Jesus Christ, the life giving.
Son of God having power over death. To realize. The Jesus Christ raised this man. Gives us.
Confirmation to believe that when he has promised that he will come back one day and the dead in Christ shall rise first, that he will also bring his own out of the grave.
On that day of his return and then chapter 13, verse one.
Now the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world. Another father having loaned his own which where in the world he loved them unto the end.
What a wonderful declaration of his continued love.
It read over and over again where the disciples jumped to conclusions, misunderstood what he taught, said, and did the wrong thing.
But having loved them, he loved them to the end. He didn't give up on them. He didn't become disgusted with them. He loved them to the end. When you think about the many failures of your life, how many times you have seemed to come short of the glory of God? How many times you failed in the discharge of your duty? Are you not amazed that he still loved you?
You know that if he dealt with you according to what you deserve, you'd have been cast off. But having loved his own, he loved them to the end.
And he continues to love his own. Today in the same chapter.
He showed his humility and girding himself with the tile and watching his disciples feet and saying, if I, your lord and master, have washed your feet, you also to wash one another's feet.
Chapter 14. Such beautiful words. Verse one.
Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in me. Jesus knew that the time was short. He was going to soon be going to the cross. She would no longer be with them on a daily basis, as he had to at his ministry. But he says, let not your heart make trouble. In my father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive into myself that where I am there he may be. Also, you don't have to be alarmed. I don't have to be. Be afraid, though. Let not your heart beat trouble. I'm here to prepare a place for you. And someday you're going to be with me. There we are going to be together. And whether I go, you know, and the way you know Tom, I shall find him, Lord. We know not whether now goes. How can we know the way Jesus say if under him. I am the way the truth and the life. No man cometh under the father, but by me.
I'm not one of many ways. I am the way I am the truth. I am the life. And no man come to the father but by me.
People deny that principle. How could they say, on one hand, Jesus was a great teacher and then deny what he taught?
If Jesus was the great teacher, which we believe that he was, then you certainly need to believe his message and know that what he spoke was the truth.
No man cometh under the father, but by me. And in the same chapter, he gives that wonderful promise of the spirit. But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send in my name. He shall teach you all things and bring all things to go remembers whatsoever. I have said unto you, so I'm going away. You're not going to be left alone because I'm going to give you the spirit.
Chapter 15, he talks about the vine and the branches and says that without me eat can do nothing.
In Chapter 16, he says in the 20th verse, Verily, verily I say to you that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice and ye shall be sorrowful. But your sorrows shall be turned into joy is talking about the crucifixion. The world will rejoice. They will be delighted because they have crucified me and assumed that they removed me from the scene entirely. But though you will be in sorrow. Yet your sorrow will be turned into joy. Because when you rose from the dead and appeared to them and they show and their hearts were indeed made to rejoice in verse thirty threes as these things I have spoken unto you that she might have peace in the world. Ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer.
I have overcome the world. You can rest assured, he says, that you will have persecution, sorrow and trouble in the world. But Jesus describes himself here as the conqueror, the victor. I have overcome the world. Could you see the corruption of the world in which we live?
When you see the sad state of things in our day, is it not consoling to hear Jesus Christ declare?
I have overcome the world. The world is not overcoming him.
In Chapter 17, we find Jesus prayer in the first three verses. He speaks of his authority.
These words speak Jesus and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come glorify our son. That son may glorify the has now has given him power over all flesh that he should give eternal life to as many as now has given him.
And this is life eternal that they might know the the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. He prays for those given to him. Verse nine. I pray for them. I pray not for the world, but for them, which now has given me. He prays for their sanctification. Verse 17. Sanctify them through thy truth by word is truth.
And notice the words of verse 24. Father, I will. But they also whom thou has given me be with me where I am. That they may hold my glory, which now has given me for thou loves me. Before the foundation of the world. Now it's easy for us to think about the fact that we would like to be with him. Were we not. O Say what a happy time to anticipate of someday being at home with the Lord. All of the conflicts, all of the sufferings, all the troubles, all of the sin that has troubled us throughout our day. All behind us to be at home with.
But to think that he says I want to be with them. That Jesus wants to be with his people and someday he will.
Then we find that Jesus was arrested in Chapter 18. He was betrayed by Judas to not by Peter. These wicked man soon that they are going to be successful in removing him completely.
Chapter 19, verse one. Then pilot therefore took Jesus and scourged him and the soldiers plighted Crown of Thorns and put it on his head. And they put him on him a purple robe and said, Hail King of the Jews. And they smote him with their hands. Palant therefore went forth again and say, it's under them. Behold, I bring him forth to you that you may know that I find in him no fault at all. And yet the people cried in verse six. Crucified, crucified.
To see the son of God.
Arrested like a common criminal. They slapped him in the face. I put the crown of thorns down on his head. It put a robe only that they might mocking and laughing. But Jesus willingly went to the cross. That's why, Kay. He came here to save his people from their sins. He laid down his life. Chapter 19, adverse 30. He says it is finished. He finished the work that was giving him the father to do that.
And John, six thirty eight. He said, I came down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And he had done that.
I have finished the work. The price of redemption was paid.
Hebrews Chapter 10, verse 11 says, and every high priest standard daily ministering and offering ofttimes the same sacrifices which can never take away sin. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sand for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. The priest and the Old Testament days did not have a place to sit down. There was no place to sit down in the tabernacle when the sacrifices were made, because when the sacrifice was made now there was another one to be made later. But when Jesus Christ made the one perfect sacrifice, he offered himself with our spot to God. And he sat down on the right hand of the majesty on heart, where he ever may to make intercession for us.
He sat down because the work was finished. Nothing else to be done. Nothing to be added to it.
He had redeemed his people in chapter 20 of John Verse one.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early when it was yet dark into the Shepherd Tower and see if the stone taken away from the shepherd her.
She comes with a heavy heart. She had seen Jesus die. She'd seen his. Suffering at the cross. She's coming to show her respect. The stone is rolled away and the angel had said has recorded one of the other hospitals. He is not here. He has risen. See the place where he lay? Yes, he came out of the grave. He spoke then to the disciples and appeared to them when they were in a room with the door shut.
And it says in Chapter 20 of the 20th verse that when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side, then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord, then said Jesus under them again. Peace be on to you. As my father had sent me. Even so send you. His message was a message of peace when they saw him. They had great joy.
Let us rejoice in the truth of his resurrection. Is victory over death.
The fact that he is alive today to comfort troubled hearts, to transform broken lives, to save lost souls, and to make intercession for us at the right hand of God.
In Chapter twenty one, we find Jesus appearing once more to the disciples. They've been fishing all night.
They're tired. They're weary. They haven't called anything.
And Jesus sends them to let down the net on the other side of the boat. And then ultimately they come to the land. And Jesus already had prepared far them.
What he prepared was miraculously provided because this was prior to the fact that they brought in their catch and they had breakfast with Jesus.
Jesus was compassionate loving.
We're reminded of his words coming to me all day that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
What about you?
Do you have breakfast with Jesus? No, we're not able to see him with the natural eye as they saw him that day. But if we're walking by faith and in communion and fellowship with him, to begin everyday with Jesus would be an important part of our life.
Jesus spoke to Peter saying, Do you love me? Three times he asked me, Do you love me? Do you love me? And Peter responded that he did. And he said, Feed my sheep when you hear that question today. Can you say I love him?
Jesus went on to say, follow me, the evidence that you love him is not that you say so, but that you do it by following him, by being.
Some wonderful truths are made clear in the gospel of John. I'd like for you to remember these.
First of all, that Jesus is God. I and my father are worn said.
Can't come to any other conclusion.
It's not a matter of just saying he was a great example, it was a good teacher. He was GA.
Furthermore, that Jesus is the savior of senators.
John said, behold the lamb of God. Which taken away the sin of the world. He said to the thief on the cross next to him. This day should now be with me in paradise. Here was a criminal dying for his crime.
Here was a great center. But he said, remember me without Combest into that kingdom. And Jesus said this day that shortly with me Jesus said, it is finished. The work of redemption is finished. Jesus Christ is the savior of senators. Number three.
Remember that Jesus is the only savior. No man cometh under the father, but by me. There's no other way. They're not a variety of ways of salvation. Only one. Only through Jesus Christ.
Remember that salvation is based on free grace and not free will. He says he have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.
John, the first chapter says born not of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.
Salvation is by free and sovereign grace.
Number five, remember that someday all of those that were chosen by the father and redeemed by the sun and it believed on him will come to live with him for ever.
I will come again and receive him to myself that where I am there.
He may be also what wonderful truths, foundational doctrines for which we should be grateful. And from which we should never waver. Wonderful. Wonderful. True. The Gospel ends with the word amen.
Soviet to say our man is to sanction it. It is to approve it as we rejoice in the wonderful teachings of this gospel. Let us today rejoice in the greatness of our wonderful savior and let us together say a man.
As we've come to the concluding part of the Gospel of John, we're reminded that the whole purpose of this book, John tells us, is that you might believe in Jesus Christ. It amazes me how someone can say, well, I believe the Bible, but I believe there can be other ways by which a person can be saved, other ways by which they can reach heaven. But Jesus continue to declared he was the way I am, the way the truth and the life. And John says that's what this gospel is all about, is that we might believe his testimony, believe that he's the son of God and that he's the savior. If he would like to get this complete message on C.D. requested when writing us our address is the Baptist Bible, our box 17 old 37, Cincinnati, Ohio, four five two one seven.
How to we greet you next time? This is listener Bradley Junior bidding you goodbye. And may God bless you.
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