23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
Ask and answer questions. Questions unlock new discoveries and meanings. Ask questions about the passage using these words: who, what, why, when, where, or how. Jot down your answers to these questions
Ultimately, the gospel is not about us establishing a relationship with Jesus; it is about Jesus establishing a relationship with us—not simply as a consequence of our believing information about him, but more by Jesus “entrusting” himself to us in his revelation of himself. Jesus never did “signs” to impress anyone but to reveal himself as the Messiah and to redeem those he came to save as they recognized who he was and received what he was doing for them.
We know God only because we are known by God (Gal. 4:9). Until God reveals his Son to us and in us (Gal. 1:15–16), we remain spiritually dead (Eph. 2:5). Salvation, from beginning to end, is all of grace. This becomes clear as John now records for us the coming-to-faith experiences of a wide range of people. (1)
- What stood out?
- What do Jesus’ miracoulous signs show about Him?
- What should Jesus’ miracles drives us to believe about Him?
- Is it hard to still see Jesus this way today? Why or why not?
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing.
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