Controversy always seems to follow Jesus wherever He goes. Why is it that the One who proclaims “Blessed are the peacemakers” leaves us with such divided perceptions about who He really is? Some want His Words suppressed while others want them published. Some claim that Jesus never even existed while others proclaim that He is the source of all existence. Some sought to kill Him while others died for Him.
So many claims by Him, so many concepts of Him, so many words written about Him! How can possibly know the truth about Him? This is the theme of our sermon series in John 7 entitled “What is Truth?” We have borrowed the sarcastic question that Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38 as the title for this series. Let’s allow Jesus to answer the question “What is Truth?” for Himself. (Ironically, Pilate himself never allowed Jesus to answer the question he asked). In John 7:17, Jesus states, “If anyone is willing to do His will, He will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.” So there it is. It could not be stated more clearly. If you want to know who Jesus is, do what He says. As I understand this teaching, when one has the desire to be obedient, it is God’s responsibility (according to His own promise) to reveal Himself in a deeper and deeper manner. How tragic would it be to leave this world without ever giving yourself an opportunity to discover the truth of Jesus?
Join us in this short series of 5 sermons on John 7 as we seek to allow Jesus to finally answer Pilate’s question, “What is Truth?”