Grace and Truth

 

Grace and Truth

We are all sinners

 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 2The same was in the beginning with God.

 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

grace – loving kindness

life giving

 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

every man

truth – faithfulness

promise keeping

 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

created

 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

rule, dominate

 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

see his glory

image, likeness

 15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

 18No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

faithful

 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

loving kindness

seed – life – furit

 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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John8 – (4) The life

 

3. Jesus is the life

 33They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

slaves of sin

 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

temporary

eternal

 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

redemption

 37I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

try to kill

no room for Jesus

 38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

children of God

children of Satan

 39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

 40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

 41Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

 42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

love Jesus whom God sent

 43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

understand

hear

 44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

the devil

  • lusts

  • murders

  • lies

 45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

 46Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

 47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

 48Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

 49Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

worship God

 50And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

 51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

keep Jesus saying

eternal life

 52Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

keep Jesus saying

eternal life

 53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

 54Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

God glorifies Jesus

 55Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

Jesus knows God

and keeps God’s saying

 56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

 57Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

 59Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John8 – (3) The truth

 

2. Jesus is the truth

 25Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

 26I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

true, the truth

 27They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

 28Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

I am He

teach

speak

 29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

God with Jesus

Jesus pleases God

 30As he spake these words, many believed on him.

 31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

continue

disciples

 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

freedom

John8 – (2) The way

 

1. Jesus is the way

 12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

the light

* of the world

* of life

 13The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.

 14Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

source

destination

 15Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

judge

 16And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

not alone

 17It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

testimony

 18I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

witness

 19Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

to know Jesus and God who sent Him

 20These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

 21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

eternal life is to know Jesus and God who sent Him

 22Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

destination

 23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

source

 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

I am He

John8 – (1) sinners

 

John 8

We are all sinners

 1Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

 2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

 3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

adultery

 4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

 5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

law

 6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

accuse

 7So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

 8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

 9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

conviction

conscience

 10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

condemn not

sin no more

Ten Commandments in Mark

Ten Commandments in Mark

Unclean

be converted

be forgiven

 20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

 21For from within, out of the heart of men,

proceed evil thoughts,

thinking

adulteries,

adultery

7. adultery

fornications,

sexual immorality

murders,

murder

6. kill

 22Thefts,

theft

8. steal

covetousness,

coveting

10. covet

wickedness,

deed

deceit,

deceit

9. false witness

lasciviousness,

sensuality

an evil eye,

envy

blasphemy,

slander

pride,

pride

foolishness:

foolishness

 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Commandments

18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?

there is none good but one, that is, God.

 19Thou knowest the commandments,

Do not commit adultery,

7. adultery

Do not kill,

6. kill

Do not steal,

8. steal

Do not bear false witness,

9. false witness

Defraud not,

10. covet

Honour thy father and mother.

5. father and mother

Ten Commandments

 1And God spake all these words, saying,

 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

1. no other gods

 4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

2. idolatry

 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

3. His name

 8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

4. sabbath

 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

 10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

 12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

5. father and mother

 13Thou shalt not kill.

6. kill

 14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

7. adultery

 15Thou shalt not steal.

8. steal

 16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

9. false witness

 17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

10. covet

 44And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

 9But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

Decalogue in Ephesian Ch5

10 Commandments in Ephesian Ch5

 1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

imitators of Christ

 2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

love God

love each other

 3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

idols

 4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

 5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

jealous God

 6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

punishment

 8Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

 9Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

 10And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

 7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

 8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

God’s purpose

 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth😉

bearing fruit

 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

God’s will

 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

vain efforts

 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

guilty

 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

testify

 14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

born again

 11Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Watch

 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

six days

 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

sanctify

remember

 12Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.

 13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

 14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

 15And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

 18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

true worshipers in spirit and truth

 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

praise to the Lord

 20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

thank God for redemption

 21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

humble

6I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

 7Thou shalt have none other gods before me.