Summary: There was something different about Him.
NEVER A MAN SPAKE LIKE THIS MAN
(John 7:40-53) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? (46) The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And every man went unto his own house. (KJV)
I. THE UNPROFITABLE DISCUSSION 40-44
A. THERE WERE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION
1. Some believed he was a prophet.
2. Others believed he was the promised Messiah.
3. Still others were prejudiced against him.
B. THERE WAS A DIVISION AMONG THE PEOPLE
BECAUSE OF HIM.
II. THE UNSEEMLY DISFAVOUR 45
“Why have you not brought him?”
A. THE WARRANTS HAD BEEN SIGNED.
B. THEY WANTED HIM STOPPED.
1. We don’t want to hear anymore about the
miracles He has perfromed.
2. We don’t want to hear anymore about the
messages He has preached.
III. THE UNEXPECTED DEFENDERS
A. THE REPROOF THEY GOT FROM THE JEWISH
1. They made it appear that the officers
2. They made it appear that the officers
3. They made it appear that the
officers would be damed to Hell.
B. THE REASON THEY GAVE TO THE JEWISH LEADERS.
“Never a man spake like this man.”
1. The content of their testimony
a. No man spake so forcefully.
b. No man spake so frankly.
c. No man spake so fearlessly.
2. The credibility of their testimony
a. They were plural in number.
b. They were persuaded in heart.
Preached by Robert W. Travis at Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church.