The Jesus-Jews Dialogue (John 8:12ff)

Friday, February 27, 2009

We discussed in our bible study group today John 8:12 and following. We read the passage till the end but managed to discuss it only until v.30.

We find it amazing that the conversation between Jesus and the Jews started well, many believed in him but as the dialogue wore on, the more Jesus told them about himself, the more disbelieving they became and finally the dialogue closed with the Jews picking up stones to throw at him.

Has it happened to us before? Or has it happened to our friends or family, particularly those who were born in the faith? As we know more and more about God, more about who He is and what He requires of us, does it drive us away or does it pull us closer and closer to God in worship and obedience? Or do we in fact, stay where we are, in apathy?

pearlie

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3 comment(s)

  1. good reflection. Jews rejected Jesus at the end because Jesus did not fit in their mindset,,,,

    Do include more bible exposition in your blog,, I enjoy learning them...

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  2. I will try ... :) I did that more in 2006. Yes, I should pick it up again. I learn too as I mull and meditate on it.

    Thanks.

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  3. Thought provoking question and observation.
    Susan

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