I am the Light of the World (John 8:12-20)
How is Jesus the light of the world? In what way will the one who follows him never walk in darkness? What is the “light of life?”
The Pharisees refused to accept Jesus’ testimony, for they claimed that he was testifying on his own behalf. Under the Law, at least two witnesses were necessary for one’s testimony to be accepted. Why, however, should the Pharisees have accepted Jesus’ testimony?
Why does Jesus say the Pharisees should have accepted his testimony? What did he mean by this statement?
How did the Pharisees judge by human standards?
How do Jesus and the Father judge? Notice that Jesus hasn’t yet said that he has more than one witness (he’ll say that in the next couple of sentences), but he does say that he has more than one judge. Could Jesus be saying that one reason his testimony is valid is that he is also a judge?
Jesus said that he and the Father both testified on his behalf. How did Jesus testify on his own behalf?
How did the Father testify on his behalf? How would the Pharisees know the Father by knowing Jesus?
Jesus was not arrested because his time had not yet come. What does this tell us of God’s providence? Of God’s will/plan?