When Truth Broke Through


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When Love Broke Through – Week#2
 
When Truth Broke Through
 
Jesus told the truth, but He did it in love.
 
Sometimes truth can be an opinion or a feeling, but something that is absolutely true withstands time: past, present, future.
 
Sometimes things that were true then, aren’t necessarily true now.
 
Take the blue/gold dress on the internet:
 
Some people have one perspective and other people have a different one, but both think they have the truth.
 
Eternity is a big truth that you better get right. Jesus’ resurrection either happened or it didn’t. You better get it right. The tomb was either empty on the third day, or it wasn’t. You better get it right.
 
Jesus didn’t just say He was true, He said he WAS the truth.
 
John 14:6 – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
 
Here’s what’s true about Jesus. He is the:
 
A) True Light
 
John 1:1-4 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
 
When you’re in a dark room and a light comes on, your eyes are drawn to it.
 
Light creates energy and it is a symbol of enlightenment.
 
Jesus was the true light that gives life. He shines a light on our sins to get rid of the darkness in our life.
 
B) True Bread
 
John 6:35,48-51 – “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”“I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.””
 
Bread sustains us and satisfies us, but only temporary.
 
Jesus was the true bread that sustains and satisfies us forever.
 
C) True Vine
 
John 15:1-2 – “”I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
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Jesus says if you’re connected to Him, you bear fruit. That fruit is character fruit like love, joy, peace and patience. It’s going to be serving fruit like helping, giving, loving.
 
We have to make sure we’re connected to the true vine.
 
D) True Witness
 
John 5:30-40 – “”I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.”
 
Jesus says:
  1. look at my life
  2. look at my miracles
  3. look at God’s Word
 
We need to look at the evidence of the true witness and examine the facts.
 
E) True God
 
John 10:22-39 – “At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.”
 
When we look at Jesus as God it changes and transforms our lives.