The Truth Will Set You Free (John 8:31-38)
How does one go about abiding in Jesus’ word?
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.” The clear implication is that it’s possible to be Jesus’ disciple, but not be “truly” his disciple. What does a true disciple look like? How do we become such disciples?
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” How do we know “the truth?” How can we even be sure of what truth is? How does the truth make us free?
The Jews claimed never to have been in bondage to anyone. Why is that such an absurd statement?
According to Jesus, whoever commits sin is a slave to sin. Why is that statement so true? How does slavery to sin manifest itself? How does one go about ridding himself of that slavery?
If the Son makes us free, we are free indeed. In what way(s) does Jesus make us free?
Why would the Jews seek to kill Jesus because his word had no place in them? (v 37)
Jesus spoke what he had seen with his Father. What things had he seen with His Father? Who was the Jews’ father? How did this impact their behavior?