Scripture Reading: John 3:1-21
Evangelism of Jesus
3:3--asks a question that has nothing to with anything Nic said.
3:10—Jesus gives slight ridicule about his ignorance
3:12—Jesus questions why He should even tell him anything, he doesn’t get earthly things, how will he understand spiritual things?
3:16—faith in Christ saves
3:18-19—speaks of condemnation
--no mention of Nicodemus’ reaction. Shows up later in book appearing to be a believer—John 7:50—asks chief priests and Pharisees to give Jesus an honest trial.
John 19:39—brings a hundred pound weight of myrrh and aloes for Christ’s burial.
John 4:5-26—Woman at the well
4:7—opens conversation by telling her to serve Him!
4:10-15—speaks metaphorically about living water, which she has no clue about.
4:16-19—changes subject to talk about her promiscuity.
4:22—calls her and the Samaritans ignorant
4:26—one of the clearest statements from Jesus Christ about who he is to anyone.
4:39—because of her testimony, many in the city believe
John 6:32-66—eat my flesh
6:32-34—speaks of spiritual bread, they hear physical. Miss metaphor.
6:43—confronts their murmuring
6:51-52—alludes that they should eat Him, which confuses them.
6:53-58—Jesus explicitly says to eat His flesh and drink His blood.
6:60—even His disciples were confused by this
6:61—does this offend you? Confronts their confusion and murmuring
6:64—calls out their unbelief
6:66—Jesus lost a lot of followers with this talk.
John 8:1-11--Woman caught in Adultery
8:6—Jesus doesn’t even say anything to them
8:7—how long did He wait? Then condemns them all.
8:11—mentions nothing about faith, who He is, the cross, water or bread! Just he won’t condemn, now go and sin no more.
John 8:13-30—Jesus talking about Himself and many believe
8:13—Jesus is immediately attacked.
8:19—Jesus says He is His own witness, which doesn’t really work!
8:21-22—He’ll go where they can’t come, which no one understands
8:25—plainly asked who he is, He doesn’t tell them
8:28—vague mention of the cross
8:30—even still, many believed
John 8:31-59—those who believed now want to kill Him
8:31—Jesus challenges their profession of faith
8:43—Jesus tells them they have no idea what He’s talking about
8:44—says their father is the devil
8:48—accuse Jesus of being demon possessed
8:57—Jews think He’s crazy
8:58—uh-oh! Claim to deity!
8:59—those who professed to believe in Him now want to stone Him to death.
Luke 10:25-37—the lawyer.
10:25—lawyer comes insincerely to test Him
10:26—Jesus tells him to find salvation, consult the law
10:28—tells him salvation is by doing the law
10:29—man seeks to justify himself, find a loophole
10:37—salvation is by showing others mercy
Luke 18:17-25—rich young ruler and right before is receiving as a child
18:19—Jesus dismisses flattery
18:20—again says salvation is by doing law
18:21—claims perfection before the law
18:22—Jesus does not argue his claim, instead tells him salvation is by giving all his stuff to the poor
18:23—went away sorrowful
18:24—Jesus says rich people mostly won’t make it in
Luke 20:27-40—answers question about resurrection, tells them they know nothing.
They ask a stupid question, but Jesus answers very seriously and theologically.
20:39—even one of the scribes admits this was an excellent answer
20:40—they promptly forget their other questions!