Family Bible Church weekly message

10 The Authority of Jesus



As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming man. On May 2, we studied John 4:43 – 5:18, considering the 2nd and 3rd of Jesus’ signs. The third sign was the healing of the sick man at the pool of Bethesda. This healing occurred on the Sabbath, becoming a big problem for many of the Jews. How could a man from God break the Sabbath? Jesus’ response caused even more consternation, as He equated Himself with God. Today, we will continue in the rest of John 5, where Jesus expands on His equality with God. The unity of the Father and the Son leads to the Son, Jesus, having authority over things that the Jews (and we) associate only with God. Jesus particularly emphasizes His authority over resurrection and over judgment as evidence o