Sermon Notes: Dec. 20, 2020

Jesus Rocks the Temple
John 7:1-52

In chapter 7 John reveals…
1. A Sovereign Surprise (v. 1-13)

Festival of Booths / Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:42-43):
• An 8-day celebration commemorating Israel’s wandering in the wilderness & God’s provision.
• Pilgrims would erect and live in tents (i.e. Booths or Tabernacles) during the festival.
• A time of thanksgiving for the Fall harvest & to pray for God’s continued blessing.
• Centered around powerful imagery pointing to the promised Messiah & future deliverance.

John 20:29
John 1:14

“Time” = Kairos (opportune time, right time, appointed time)

2. A Supreme Sermon (v. 14-39)

As the promised Messiah, Jesus ministered:
1) For God’s glory (v. 16-18)

Psalm 40:7-8

2) With God’s authority (v. 19-24)

Isaiah 35:5-6

3) As God’s emissary (v. 25-36)

Micah 5:2, 4-5

4) To provide God’s security (v. 37-39)

Zechariah 14:8
Isaiah 12:3
Isaiah 55:1a

3. A Severing Savior (v. 40-52)

Matthew 10:34-39

“This Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon… he shed more light on things human and divine than all the philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of schools, he spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, he set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.” – Philip Schaff

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