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“Facebook” and here is the outline for bible study Tuesday 1/18/22 at 7pm looking forward to studying with you. Be blessed and stay safe! 

Lesson 5: Understanding Who Jesus Is
(John 5:1-47)

Leaving Sychar in Samaria, where He offered living water to the woman at the well, Jesus travels into Galilee 
As He comes to Cana, a royal official from Capernaum begs Jesus to come to his home and heal his dying son. 
Jesus tells him to go home because his son will live. 
As the man goes home, his servants tell him his son was healed at the exact time Jesus declared he would live. 
As a result, the official and his household believe (John 4:45-54). 

This is Jesus' second miracle recorded in John. Now, we will discover what is required for understanding who Jesus is. 

 1. ____________________ His miracles and claims
(John 5:1-18)

This man doesn't know who Jesus is, much less anything about His power. Yet, Jesus is going to do far more for him than he could ever imagine. 
(John 5:8)Jesus hasn't changed. He still wants to do far more in our lives than we can ever imagine. 

The healed man explains to them that the man who healed him told him to pick up his mat and walk. They want to know who the healer is, but the man doesn't know (john 5:11-14). 

Jesus seeks out this man to tell him that though he had been an invalid for 38 years, his infirmity would be nothing compared to the penalty for sin. Continuing in sin eventually leads to something worse than any physical ailment. (Luke 13:3)

The word perish refers to eternal destruction. 

After Jesus warns the healed man about the consequences of continuing in his sin, the man goes to the Jews and tells them it was Jesus who healed him. The Jews now face a real dilemma: an indisputable miracle and a broken rule. (John 5:17)
In other words, God is not subject to Sabbath rules. 

 2. ________________ His words 
(John 5:19-30)

In (John 19-23,) Jesus defines His relationship to God and says all who honor the Son honor God, and whoever doesn't honor the Son doesn't honor the Father. 
(John 5:24a);(Romans 10:17) 

When we hear and believe, we receive everlasting life.
(1 Thess. 4:16). 
 
 3. ________________ His witnesses 
(John 5:31-47)

Imagine you are on the jury in a court of law. In (John 5:31-47) Jesus, the Master Defense Attorney, produces five witnesses to testify about Himself. 

The first witness is Jesus Himself, (John 5:31). 
(Deut. 17:6); (Deut. 19:15). 

Jesus brings in a second witness, John the Baptist. 
(Mt 21:26); (John 5:33); (John 1:27, 29b). 

Third, Jesus tells the Jews there is a witness even more powerful and credible than John the Baptist. It is the works the Father gave Him that He is doing (John 5:36). 

The fourth witness is God the Father. (John 5:37a). 

Jesus is referring to His baptism when God the Father spoke from heaven concerning Him. (Matthew 3:17b); (Lk 9:35).
 
Finally, Jesus calls His fifth witness, the Bible. 
(John 5:39-40). 

The Law and the prophets both predict Jesus' coming, and Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies about the Messiah, including His miracles. (John 5:46-47). 

These five witnesses have been carefully chosen by the Son of God. Each has taken the stand and presented the evidence. The defense rests. 

Now you, as a member of the jury, must weigh the testimony and reach a verdict if you haven't already. 

If you objectively consider the testimony about Jesus, you will reach the right verdict Jesus is who He claims to be.

To understand who Jesus is, ______________ His miracles and claims, __________________ His words, and _____________His witnesses.