The Jesus You Expect & The Jesus You Need

Sermon Notes

John 5:30-47

The Witnesses to Jesus:

  1. Jesus
  2. God the Father
  3. John the Baptist
  4. Works of Jesus
  5. Old Testament
  6. Moses

1. When you depend on God, you hear from God, v. 30–37

2. The Old Testament is all about Jesus, v. 37–40

  • Genesis 3:15

a. The Savior would be born from a woman

b. The Savior would suffer

c. The Savior would conquer, Hebrews 3:1–3

3. The Jesus you need is better than the Jesus you expect, v. 41–44

4. Examine your hope, v. 45–47

"You sum up the whole of New Testament religion if you describe it as the knowledge of God as one’s holy Father. If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all." 

-J.I. Packer, Knowing God