PT- Paul’s Teaching

PT- Paul’s Teaching

7. Jesus Word- John 8:31-38

JOHN 8:31-38- SO JESUS SAID TO THE JEWS WHO HAD BELIEVED HIM, IF YOU ABIDE IN MY WORD, YOU ARE TRULY MY DISCIPLES, AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.  THEY ANSWERED HIM, WE ARE OFFSPRING OF ABRAHAM AND HAVE NEVER BEEN ENSLAVED TO ANYONE.  HOW IS IT THAT YOU SAY, YOU WILL BECOME FREE?  JESUS ANSWERED THEM, TRULY, TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, EVERYONE WHO PRACTICES SIN IS A SLAVE TO SIN.  THE SLAVE DOES NOT REMAIN IN THE HOUSE FOREVER; THE SON REMAINS FOREVER.  SO IF THE SON SETS YOU FREE, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED.  YET YOU SEEK TO KILL ME BECAUSE MY WORD FINDS NO PLACE IN YOU.  I SPEAK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER, AND YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM YOUR FATHER.  

 

Jesus is reminding the leaders that they are slaves to sin as we all are.  Jesus has set us free with the cross and we certainly want to listen and understand that we are either slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness or slaves to God.  We far too often forget this.