Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God. John 12: 42-43
What matters most the praise of men or the praise of the Lord?
Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” John 11: 35-36
Lazarus was dead but Jesus spoke life into his body again. Jesus speaks life to us all. Without him we are all dead men walking.
As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4(NIV)
Work, we all know about it and experience it. Jesus too had a work to do and he teaches us to work while it is day.
“ Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” John 9:32-33
A blind man receives his vision and salvation.
Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Romans 8:34
There are many types of slavery. Jesus teaches about slavery to sin.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. John 8:9
Jesus is asked what should be done to a woman who was caught in the act of adultery. The intent of the accusers was to entrap Jesus. Would he condemn her to be executed and defy the law of Moses or will he show mercy? The accusers were forced to face their own motives and behaviors.
Some of John's disciples began arguing with a Jew about the matter of ritual washing. So they went to John and told him, “Teacher, you remember the man who was with you on the east side of the Jordan, the one you spoke about? Well, he is baptizing now, and everyone is going to him!” John 3:25-26
John's disciples were loyal and concerned about the fact that Jesus was also baptizing people. John’s response was to remind them of God’s design for his life. His place in history was to be the one who
who prepared the way for Jesus.
And Nathanael said unto him, can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. John 1:46
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” St. John5:6
Jesus grants healing to a man who waited for 38 years to receive it. The healing did not come from a angel stirring the water but from the Son of Man who came to see about him.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Saint John 3:19
Jesus has come to change everything if we just let him into our lives.