John 5: If you believe Moses, you would believe Jesus

1. John 5:37-40

1.1. You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have life

 
John 5:37-40
37
"And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
38
"But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
39
"You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
40
"But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
  1. a.  Who testified about Jesus?
    b.  What had the Pharisees never heard?
    • John 5:37
      "And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
  2. a.  What did they not have in them?
    b.  Why was His word not in them?
    • John 5:38
      "But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
  3. a.  Why did they search the Scriptures?
    b.  Who do the Scriptures speak about?
    • John 5:39
      "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
  4. a.  What were the Pharisees not willing to do?
    b.  If they had come to Jesus, what would they have had?
    • John 5:40
      "But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

2. John 5:41-47

2.1. If you believed Moses, you would have believed Me

John 5:41-47
41
"I do not receive honor from men.
42
"But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
43
"I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.
44
"How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?
45
"Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you; Moses, in whom you trust.
46
"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
47
"But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"

  1. Who did Jesus not receive honor from?

    • John 5:41
      "I do not receive honor from men.

  2. What did Jesus know about them?

    • John 5:42
      "But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.

  3. a.  When Jesus came in His Father's name, what did they not do?

    b.  Who would they receive?

    • John 5:43
      "I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.

  4. Why could the Pharisees not believe?

    • John 5:44
      "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?

  5. Who is the one who would accuse them before the Father?

    • John 5:45
      "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you; Moses, in whom you trust.

  6. If they really believed Moses, why would they have believed in Jesus?

    • John 5:46
      "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.

  7. If a person does not believe the writings of Moses, what else will they not believe?

    • John 5:47
      "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"