The Light of the World (John 8:12-30) Introduction. Verse 12: "again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. John 8:12-59. * Your law: a reflection of later controversy between church and synagogue. John 8:12-30. 5th Monday of Lent - Gospel John 8:12-20 I am the light of the world. John 8:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 8:12, NIV: "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world.Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" * [8:21–30] He whose ambassador I am is with me. One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there needs no more. John 8:12 These marvelously gracious words are a reflection on the ceremony that took place each evening in the temple courts, when two giant candelabra (two Menorahs, the many-branched candlesticks used by the Jews), were lighted and they illuminated the whole temple court. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. The Light of the World John 8:12 Linden Heights Baptist Church June 26th, 2016 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. What a dark dungeon would the world be without the sun! Reflection. 19. Commentary on John 8:12-16 (Read John 8:12-16) Christ is the Light of the world. "Whoever follows me." Jesus, the light of the world, the Great "I AM" is our commander. 12. Whoever … Lectio Divina John 8:12-20 "Lectio divina is an authentic source of Christian spirituality recommended by our Rule. Where I am going you cannot come: except through faith in … I am the light of the world — As the former references to water (John 4:13, John 4:14; John 7:37-39) and to bread (John 6:35) were occasioned by outward occurrences, so this one to light. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” JESUS GIVES US HOPE As you can… Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Further discourses of Jesus - Attempt to stone him. Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. FURTHER DISCOURSES OF JESUS--ATTEMPT TO STONE HIM. Upon reflection, I was able to better articulate just what was troubling me about this passage of Scripture. On the tour, we stopped and the guide told us that they were going to turn out of the lights. Beyond the Lectionary Text: John 8:12-20 by Heidi De Jonge. We look back to the beginning of chapter 7 to read about the Feast of Tabernacles (or the Feast of Booths). I am the light of the world--As the former references to water ( John 4:13 John 4:14, 7:37-39) and to bread ( John 6:35) were occasioned by outward occurrences, so this one to light. John 8:12, ESV: "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”" We therefore practice it every day, so that we may develop a deep and genuine love for it, and so that we may grow in the surpassing knowledge of Christ. Jesus’ words in chapters 7 and 8 of John happen during a particular religious festival. John 8:12-59. * You will die in your sin: i.e., of disbelief; cf. Jesus’ origin is from God; he can reveal God. God is light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God. Jn 8:24. So would it be without Jesus, by whom light came into the world. Reflection on John 8:12-20 ~ As Christians, we have the Light of the World inside, so our testimony can be valid because we are filled with the Trinity witness of Jesus, Holy Spirit, and Father. However, our appropriate truth becomes suspect if we push divinity aside so our own personal witness becomes two faced, not virtuous or without sin. 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