Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 35


            In this session, Jesus gives an incredible example of what it really means to be given Spiritual eyesight. When Jesus approaches a man who was blind from his birth, he proclaims that this man's condition was planned in advance from outside time so that the works of God could be manifested through him. What follows is a symbolic method in which Jesus chooses to heal the man and his behavior afterwards shows evidence of one who not only received physical eyesight, but Spiritual eyesight as well. His new abilities led him to an interrogation before the Pharisees which resulted in his own excommunication. But as he was led away from the oppression of the Pharisees, he became a free man under the care of "The Good Shepherd." Then Jesus gave his famous parable of the Good Shepherd which boldly displays historical, personal and prophetic applications.



SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
Jesus Gives Sight To A Man Who Was Born Blind.

            (a) Was Born Blind: Spiritually & Physically.
            (b) Clay On The Eyes: Symbolic Of The Man's Spiritual Condition.
            (c) Washing In The Pool Of Siloam: Symbolic Of The Clensing & Baptism Of The Holy Spirit.
            (d) But Now I See: Spiritually & Physically.

John 9:1-7Genesis 3:14-15
Exodus 4:1-5
John 2:6-10
John 16:7-13
A Change Evidenced By Physical Eyesight.John 9:8-12
Intimidation & Interigation From The Pharisees.John 9:13-23
A Change Evidenced By Spiritual Eyesight.John 9:24-33
Evidence Of Two Forms Of Blindness In Action.

            (a) A Confessed Blindness Which Saves & Brings New Eyesight.
            (b) An Unconfessed (Stubborn & Willfull) Blindness Which Leaves One In Darkness.

John 9:34-41

Jesus Proclaims, "I Am The Door Of The Sheep".


            (a) Historical Application = Jesus' 1st Coming

                 Sheepfold = The Nation Of Israel
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Holy Spirit's Testimony Of The Coming Messiah/The Old Testament
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Jews Who Left The Blindness Of The Pharisees To Follow Jesus


            (b) Personal Application = Spiritual Rebirth

                 Sheepfold = The World
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Holy Spirit's Testimony Of Jesus' Atoning Death & Resurrection/The Old & New Testament
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Jews & Gentiles Who Leave The Blindness Of The World To Follow Jesus


            (c) Prophetic Application = The Rapture

                 Sheepfold = The Planet Earth
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Seal Of The Holy Spirit Ephesians 1:13-14 & 2nd Corinthians 1:21-22
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Those Sealed By The Holy Spirit Who Leave The Planet Earth To Follow Jesus 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17


John 10:1-10
Jesus Proclaims, "I Am The Good Shepherd".

            (a) He's Called The Good Shepherd John 10:11
                 Because He Lays Down His Life For The Sheep. Psalm 22

            (b) He's Called The Great Shepherd Hebrews 13:20-21
                 Because He Protects And Cares For His Sheep. Psalm 23

            (c) He's Called The Chief Shepherd 1st Peter 5:4
                 Because He Will Come Back To Reward His Sheep. Psalm 24

John 10:11-21





42 Minutes
December 20, 2013


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Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 34


            There are 12 little verses tucked away in the first half of John Chapter 8 that have caused more controversy and debate than most realize. Satan himself has gone to great lengths in the past 2000 years to remove these verses from our Bibles, but to no avail. The truth found in these 12 verses generated one of the hottest, nastiest and most slanderous debates found recorded between Jesus and the religious leaders. It even degenerated into an insult against Jesus' mother for sleeping around, insinuating that Jesus didn't know who is father was because he was born of fornication. But in the midst of this heated debate, we find some of the most valuable treasures in the book of John. Jesus proclaims that he is the light of the world, that his followers will never walk in darkness but have the light of life, that abiding in his word is what gives us the truth that makes us free, and most importantly we finally begin to get a taste of just how vast and how far-reaching the power of God's Grace really is.



SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
Last Segment Before The Disputed PassageJohn 7:50-52
Day's End: Everyone Goes HomeJohn 7:53 - 8:1
A New Day Begins: Jesus Returns To The TempleJohn 8:2
Jesus Postpones Judgment Against A Woman Taken In AdulteryJohn 8:3-11
Jesus Proclaims, "I Am The Light Of The World"John 8:12-20
Jesus Predicts His Upcoming Departure Before The PhariseesJohn 8:21-30
Jesus Explains How To Know The Truth That Makes You FreeJohn 8:31-32
Children Of Abraham vs Children Of SatanJohn 8:33-47
Jesus Proclaims, "Before Abraham Ever Was, I AM"John 8:48-59





38 Minutes
September 26, 2013


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Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 33


            Jesus was met with opposition from family members, followers, strangers and religious leaders before, during and after his attendance to the Feast of Tabernacles. His brothers taunted him with their disbelief and sarcastic advice, the Samaritans rejected him on his way to Jerusalem, his followers had to be taught a lesson in mercy and then the religious leaders tried to arrest him, but failed. He was accused of hiding, of being a false teacher, of being a prophet and yet, with all the ignorance and opposition, Jesus continued to show his superior intelligence, his perfectly collected demeanor and flawless logic in perfectly chosen words in each and every verbal response given. With this appearance in Jerusalem, Jesus proclaimed his authority came from the Father, his origin was from the Father and his upcoming destination was to be back with the Father. He also offered living water to those who were thirsty and each conversation sent the people into divisions of debate and the religious leaders into a state of enraged confusion.



SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
Jesus' Brothers (In Disbelief) Offer Him Advice In Public MinistryJohn 7:1-9
Samaria Rejects Jesus On His Way To JerusalemMatthew 19:1Luke 9:51-56John 7:10
In Search Of Jesus At The Feast Of TabernaclesJohn 7:11-13
Jesus Proclaims His Authority Is From The FatherJohn 7:14-24
Jesus Proclaims His Origin Is From The FatherJohn 7:25-31
Jesus Proclaims His Upcoming Departure To The FatherJohn 7:32-36John 14:1-4
Jesus Proclaims An Offer Of Living Water To DrinkJohn 7:37-39John 14:16-17
The People Are DividedJohn 7:40-44
The Religious Leaders Are ConfusedJohn 7:45-53





37 Minutes
April 23, 2013


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