3-Week Series: Double Blessing


Summary: Do we truly know God?

Knowing God

Thomas Edison once said:

“We do not know one-millionth part of one percent about anything,

We do not know what water is, we don’t know what light is, we do not know what electricity is, we do not know what gravity is, we don’t know anything about magnetism.

We have a lot of hypotheses, but that is all.”

You may say,

“well, Edison said that a long time ago long before they found out about all of these things.”

But have they truly found out anything?

Oh, I know that scientists have the break down on the components of water, but , where did these components come from.

We know how to generate electricity, but, if I am not mistaken, this was found out by accident, much like most scientific discoveries.

We know how fast light travels and we know how to produce man made light, but,

What is light?

My friends, all of the answers we need in life, are right here in the Word Of God!

The Bible tells us where light came from,

It is a creation from God. That is all I need to know.

The Bible tells us where water came from.

The answers are all there.

Friends, the Bible even reveals who God is and how we can relate to him.

I am going to reference scripture mostly in the entire eighth chapter of John this morning.

There will be some more passages here and there but the main points are in john chapter 8 and instead of trying to read the entire chapter I want to use the main focal passages as John 8:53-58

Read John 8:53-58

After looking at this passage of scripture I would like us to ask ourselves a question.

Do we know GOD?---

Can we truly say today, that we Know God?

it is a question each of us will have to answer for ourselves, but I feel like as we look at the Word of GOD today we will be able to get some help answering this question.

One of the first things I want us to look at today is who JESUS was talking to.

If you want to back up a little bit in the scripture here and look at verse 52 and even a little further and look at verse 48 then you will see that JESUS was talking to the JEWS.

Now the word Jew was first applied to a member of the kingdom of Judah after the separation of the 10 tribes.

The term first appears in the Bible just before the captivity of the ten tribes and we can find this in second kings 16:6.

Now, after the return of the Jews, the word started being used more widely, partly because of the predominance of the members from the old kingdom of Judah and partly from the identification of Judah with the religious ideas and hopes of the people.

Before long any Israelite was being called a Jew.

And a non-Jew was called a gentile.

Now it seems that JESUS was talking harshly to these people and according to the Bible these people were God’s chosen people.

Exodus 19:4-6

’You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. [5] Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, [6] you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."

Deut. 7:6-8

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

[7] The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. [8] But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Psalm 105:43

He brought out his people with rejoicing,

his chosen ones with shouts of joy;

We know that these are God’s chosen people that JESUS is talking to .

We could call them the congregation of the church, the chosen church.

And We will look in a minute to see why JESUS is talking so severely to them.

Now JESUS was talking to someone else at the same time.

you can look back at verse 13 and see that the Pharisees are among the Jews and are asking questions and talking to Jesus

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