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John 7 - AMP

2 Now the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was drawing near. 3 So His brothers said to Him, Leave here and go into Judea, so that Capitalized because of what He is, the spotless Son of God, not what the speaker may have thought He was.Your disciples may also see the works that You do. 4 For no one does anything in secret when he wishes to be conspicuous and secure publicity. If You do these things , show Yourself openly and make Yourself known to the world! 5 For His brothers did not believe in or adhere to or trust in or rely on Him either. 6 Whereupon Jesus said to them, My time (opportunity) has not come yet; but any time is suitable for you and your opportunity is ready any time . 7 The world cannot hate you, but it does hate Me because I denounce it for its wicked works and reveal that its doings are evil. 8 Go to the Feast yourselves. I am not going up to the Festival, because My time is not ripe. 9 Having said these things to them, He stayed behind in Galilee. 10 But afterward, when His brothers had gone up to the Feast, He went up also, not publicly , but by Himself quietly and as if He did not wish to be observed. 11 Therefore the Jews kept looking for Him at the Feast and asking, Where can He be? 12 And there was among the mass of the people much whispered discussion and hot disputing about Him. Some were saying, He is good! Others said, No, He misleads and deceives the people ! 13 But no one dared speak out boldly about Him for fear of the Jews. 14 When the Feast was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. 15 The Jews were astonished. They said, How is it that this Man has learning when He has never studied? 16 Jesus answered them by saying, My teaching is not My own, but His Who sent Me. 17 If any man desires to do His will (God's pleasure), he will know (have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself) whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from Myself and of My own accord and on My own authority. 18 He who speaks on his own authority seeks to win honor for himself. But He Who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Him Who sent Him, He is true; and there is no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in Him. 19 Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law. why do you seek to kill Me ? 20 The crowd answered Him, You are possessed by a demon! Who seeks to kill You? 21 Jesus answered them, I did one work, and you all are astounded. 22 Now Moses established circumcision among you--though it did not originate with Moses but with the previous patriarchs--and you circumcise a person on the Sabbath day. 23 If, to avoid breaking the Law of Moses, a person undergoes circumcision on the Sabbath day, have you any cause to be angry with (indignant with, bitter against) Me for making a man's whole body well on the Sabbath? 24 Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously. 25 Then some of the Jerusalem people said, Is not this the Man they seek to kill? 26 And here He is speaking openly, and they say nothing to Him! Can it be possible that the rulers have discovered and know that this is truly the Christ? 27 No, we know where this Man comes from; when the Christ arrives, no one is to know from what place He comes. 28 Whereupon Jesus called out as He taught in the temple , Do you know Me, and do you know where I am from? I have not come on My own authority and of My own accord and as self-appointed, but the One Who sent Me is true (real, genuine, steadfast); and Him you do not know! 29 I know Him because I come from His presence, and it was He Who sent Me. 30 Therefore they were eager to arrest Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, for His hour (time) had not yet come. 31 And besides, many of the multitude believed in Him . And they kept saying, When the Christ comes, will He do more miracles and produce more proofs and signs than what this Man has done? 32 The Pharisees learned how the people were saying these things about Him under their breath; and the chief priests and Pharisees sent attendants (guards) to arrest Him. 33 Therefore Jesus said, For a little while I am with you, and then I go back to Him Who sent Me. 34 You will look for Me, but you will not find Me; where I am, you cannot come. 35 Then the Jews said among themselves, Where does this Man intend to go that we shall not find Him? Will He go to the Jews who are scattered in the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36 What does this statement of His mean, You will look for Me and not be able to find Me, and, Where I am, you cannot come? 37 Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! 38 He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow springs and rivers of living water. 39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor). 40 Listening to those words, some of the multitude said, This is certainly and beyond doubt the Prophet! 41 Others said, This is the Christ (the Messiah, Anointed One)! But some said, What? Does the Christ come out of Galilee? 42 Does not the Scripture tell us that the Christ will come from the offspring of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived? 43 So there arose a division and dissension among the people concerning Him. 44 Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him. 45 Meanwhile the attendants (guards) had gone back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, Why have you not brought Him here with you? 46 The attendants replied, Never has a man talked as this Man talks! 47 The Pharisees said to them, Are you also deluded and led astray? 48 Has any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 As for this multitude (rabble) that does not know the Law, they are contemptible and doomed and accursed! 50 Then Nicodemus, who came to Jesus before at night and was one of them, asked, 51 Does our Law convict a man without giving him a hearing and finding out what he has done? 52 They answered him, Are you too from Galilee? Search , and you will see that no prophet comes (will rise to prominence) from Galilee. 53 John 7:to 8:11 is absent from most of the older manuscripts, and those that have it sometimes place it elsewhere. The story may well be authentic. Indeed, Christ's response of compassion and mercy is so much in keeping with His character that we accept it as authentic, and feel that to omit it would be most unfortunate.And they went , each to his own house.



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Elmer Towns avatar
Jesus' Practice of Prayer
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus had much to do in ministry but spent time in prayer before, during and after.
Scripture: John 7:46
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 22
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A Noise in My Belly
Shared by: Bishop Malcolm Coby, Ph. D. on Aug, 2016
Summary: There is a weapon in you that you must neither take for granted nor neglect. It is positioned to be released on the enemy of your soul. That weapon is a Noise in your Belly that will silence the devil and give God the glory. It is your praise to God.
Pat Damiani avatar
Love Does Not Rejoice in Wrongdoing but Rejoices with the Truth
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: When I love like Jesus loves I am gratified when grace triumphs over guilt
Scripture: John 7:53-8:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 182
T.J. Conwell avatar
Hope in Christ
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jul, 2016
Summary: In order to have hope, we must believe in something. It is not something given by man - which is why Jesus said, “Come to me”. Where do you find hope? What do you choose to satisfy you when the chaos of the world invades your life?
Series: John
Scripture: John 7:25-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jesus Teaching at the Temple
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jul, 2016
Summary: Jesus is not asking the Jews to become expert judges of one another– far from it. He is instructing them (and us) to know who it is we should worship; and when we worship, to do so properly without our own views inserted.
Series: John
Troy Campbell avatar
How To Find God's Will for your Life?
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Learn how to find God's will for your life.
Scripture: John 7:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 160
Leonard Davis avatar
ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS?
Shared by: Leonard Davis on Mar, 2016
Summary: Has evangelical Christianity become a "subculture" in today's world?
Scripture: John 7:14-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 113
John Gail avatar
Jesus The Living Water
Shared by: John Gail on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at the relationship of Jesus to the Feast of Tabernacles, the water flowing from the rock in the wilderness and finally Jesus the Living Water.
Scripture: John 7:37-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 185
James O. Davis avatar
The Seven Benefits To A Spirit Empowered Church
Shared by: James O. Davis on Dec, 2015
Summary: Do you want to have an average church or a normal church? By and large, the average church we find today, the normal church we find in the Word of God.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,555
James O. Davis avatar
The Seven Benefits to a Spirit-Empowered Church
Shared by: James O. Davis on Nov, 2015
Summary: You and your church can become a fountainhead of supernatural revival in your community, city and country.
Ron Tuit avatar
A Gospel Invitation at the Feast of Tabernacles
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus issues a gospel invitation at the Feast of Tabernacles which fulfills the words of Isaiah 55:1. What does it mean to "be thirsty" and come to Jesus and "drink"?
Ron Tuit avatar
Teaching at the Feast
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Oct, 2015
Summary: In John 7 Jesus continues to teach about His divine nature and purpose as the Jewish leaders become more enraged.
Greg Gordon avatar
Being Living Waters for Others
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. - John 7:38 If we are honest with ourselves at times we realize living waters are not flowing through us. Sometimes it feels like just a trickle! Our L ..
Scripture: John 7:38
Views: 266
Felicia Clayborne avatar
Fill Me Up God
Shared by: Felicia Clayborne on May, 2015
Summary: Talks about the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: John 7:37-38
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,726
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Mary and the unusual biblical picture of Motherhood
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Not roses, Not Teddy Bears but this ...I will buy you a round of beers if anyone can find me a Mother’s Day card with this particular image on it ....
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Do GOD's will, know GODs doctrine
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2015
Summary: To show that when we do GOD's will according to His WORDS, we can know false from true doctrines.
Scripture: John 7:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 221
Ajai Prakash avatar
You Had to Act
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Jan, 2015
Summary: Many who encountered Jesus found it impossible to remain neutral about Him. Today everyone has their own idea about Jesus. Some of these ideas are based on what others have said and some of them are their own thoughts. What is your public stand on Jesus?
Daniel Habben avatar
What Makes the River of Life So Great?
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2015
Summary: What Makes the River of Life So Great? 1) It flows from Christ. 2) It flows through ever Christian
Scripture: John 7:37-40
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 473
Ricky Taylor avatar
THE LIVING WATER
Shared by: Ricky Taylor on Dec, 2014
Summary: How the Story of the adulterous woman is a fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles, and foreshadows the return of Jesus to Jerusalem.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: John 7:1-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,164
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Nature of Angel Food
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2014
Summary: One step to recovery after any sort of 'burn-out' might be to eat. However, our spiritual 'feeding' is of far deeper significance.
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A Suffering Christ Left 43 Parables
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Apr, 2014
Summary: Christ Jesus suffered to save us, died to save us for his time came but the 43 parables he taught us were left and still remain, hopefully, in them, we are reminded to be always ready for our time.
Scripture: John 7:1-53
Denomination: Friends
Views: 594
William D. Brown avatar
This apostle, some times referred too as "James the less"
Shared by: William D. Brown on Apr, 2014
Summary: "JAMES" was a common name in the time of Jesus, there are 4 men named "JAMES" in the N.T. ~ James "the less" was the son of [Alphaeus or son of Cleopas],
Series: Apostles
Scripture: John 7:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 954
Chris Jordan avatar
Receiving the Father's Love
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Mar, 2014
Summary: One of the most important things that will prepare us for a personal revival is a new and fresh encounter with the Father’s Love.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 7:37-39
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 465
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Stay Thirsty My Friends
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2014
Summary: Those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The world understands this need this thirst. There is an Ad that features Jonathan Goldsmith as "The world's most interesting man" He ends the ad by saying -Stay thirsty my friends.
based on 143 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 55,625
Kenneth Sowers avatar
Challenging Religion
Shared by: Kenneth Sowers on Mar, 2014
Summary: Jesus confronts religious leaders
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Decision Time
Shared by: Kenneth Sowers on Mar, 2014
Summary: Jesus at the time of decision
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No Condemnation
Shared by: Kenneth Sowers on Mar, 2014
Summary: Jesus forgives the sinful woman
Mark A. Barber avatar
Nicodemus Has Another Go at It
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Jan, 2014
Summary: This is the second time we encounter Nicodemus in the Gospel of John, Let's get a progress report.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: John 7:50-52
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 842
John Shearhart avatar
John 7:14-53
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jan, 2014
Summary: Jesus teaches that He is from the Father and anyone who believes on Him has real life and not just ceremonial doctrine.
Scripture: John 7:14-53
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 265
Mark A. Barber avatar
Out of the Belly of the Rock
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Jan, 2014
Summary: God is speaking. Listen carefully to what He is saying.