Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more: read Jn 8;

Although God has commanded to stone both of the adulterers, they dragged the woman who got caught in adultery and asked for the Lord Jesus’ feedback as they reminded Him that Moses commanded them to stone such people. The Lord Jesus suggested that whoever without sin throw a stone at her first;

• What could we observe the heart of the Lord Jesus from the way he dealt with those accusers of the woman? See also Jn 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

• What could we observe the way Jews were practicing/ keeping the law? See also Lev 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
1. What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus ministered to the woman? See also Mt 7:3-5 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

• What is the Lord saying to you about your own attitude of keeping your own walk with the Lord? See also Mt 5:13-14 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

• How do you want to respond to His voice that you might maintain saltiness yourself?

When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man?: read your journal on Jn 7;

Though the Jewish leaders grew hostile against the Lord Jesus, He went up to Jerusalem and taught at the temple. The high priest sent temple guard s to arrest Him, but they didn’t lay hands on him, for His time has not yet come. Read your journal over the week and see ‘What the Lord has spoken to you’ and ‘How you’ve responded to His voice’ as well;

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own attitude about the hostility of the people around?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own waiting on Him for His timing for various aspects in life?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your willingness to do His will even at the cost?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own testimony/sharing in the unwelcoming atmosphere?

• What is an application you still need to carry out in life?

Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him find out what he is doing?: read Jn 7;

The Pharisees asked the soldiers who didn’t arrest the Lord Jesus in spite of their command if any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in the Lord Jesus? But Nicodemus who had visited the Lord Jesus at night earlier asked them if they are willing to hear what the Lord Jesus had to say before condemning Him because of His hometown;

• What could we observe the impact of the Lord Jesus personal meeting with Nicodemus? See also Act 17:11-12 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

• What must have happened in Nicodemus’ heart that he stood out among the Jewish rulers in the way He related to the Lord Jesus? See also Jn 19:39-40 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.

• What was the secret of the Lord Jesus’ impact among those Jewish leaders regardless of the seemingly closed heart of the people’s attitude? See also Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

• What is the Lord saying to you about your own attitude to invite people into your life?

• How do you want to respond to His voice that you might impact people’s lives?

Whoever believes in me…, streams of living water will flow from within him: read John 7;

Though the Lord Jesus was chased after to get rid of by Jewish leaders, He still teaches people in the temple court at the peak of the feast. He is promising the Holy Spirit for those who believe in Himself. The Holy Spirit would be impacting them for life, What a promise!

• What could we observe the impact of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Lord Jesus Himself? See also Mt 3:16- 4:1 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.” Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

• What would the Holy Spirit’s role in the life of His people be? See also Isa 58:11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

• What impact would they experience by the filling of the Holy Spirit in life? See also Act 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

• What is the Lord Jesus saying to you about your own experience of His Spirit in life?

• How do you want to respond to His voice?

But no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come: read John 7;

Though some people such as Pharisees and Chief priest wanted to seize the Lord Jesus, and though the Lord openly taught people in the temple during the feast, no one laid a hand on him yet for His hour has not yet come;

• What could we observe the way God works regardless of human interest/desire? See also Act 1:6-7 So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

• What could we observe the way the Lord also determined to time His ministry? See also Mk 1:14-15 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”

• What is the time we are living in that we need to be warned? See also Mt 24:11- 13 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

• What is the Lord saying to you about your own attitude in life these days?

• How do you want to respond to His voice?

My teaching…comes from Him who sent me: read Jn 7;

The Lord Jesus who stayed back in Galilee when all the people went to Jerusalem for the feast because of the Jewish leaders who tried to kill Himself untimely, went to Jerusalem and began teaching at the temple court. He is saying that His teaching is not His own, but comes from God who has sent Himself;

• What could we observe the intimacy of the Lord Jesus’ relationship with God? See also Mt 3:16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.”

• What could we observe the way His intimacy with God empowered Him to carry out God’s work? See also Mk 1: 36-38 Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else–to the nearby villages–so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

• What could we observe the way He finished the call from God through such suffering & miserable death? See also Jn 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

• What is the Lord saying to you about your own pursuit of His call regardless of the feedback of the people around?

• What do you need to do in response to His voice?

The right time for me has not yet come: read John 7;

The Lord Jesus stayed in Galilee and stayed away from the Jewish leaders in Judea for they tried to kill himself. Even His own brothers didn’t understand the way His way of conduct for He was not trying to get an approval of man or recognition of others;

• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus didn’t seek recognition of men around? See also Jn 2:24-25 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. He did not need man’s testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man.

• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus waits for His timing in secret? See also Mk 1:15 The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!

• What could we observe the way God works in His own timing through history? See also Isa 30:18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

• What is the Lord saying to you about one aspect that you need to wait in life for His timing?

• How do you want to respond to His voice?

The Lord Jesus screens off the multitude: Read your journal on John 6 over the week;

The Lord Jesus lifted His eyes on the multitude coming toward Himself and had compassion on them. The Lord had His followers prepared to participate in His work to feed the multitude. Then He walks away from them alone, for they were not following Himself on His term/ Read your journal/ QT note over the week and see ‘What the Lord has spoken to you?’ and ‘How you’ve responded to His voice?’ as well;

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own attitude to follow Him (on whose term)?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own motive in your pursuit of the Lord Jesus?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own feeding and drinking of the Lord Jesus in life?

• What has the Lord spoken to you about your own devotion to stick with the Lord Jesus even through the tough times?

• What is one application you still need to live out in life?

You do not want to leave too, do you?: read Jn 6;

Though many people among the crowd who saw the Lord Jesus performing miracle cling to stick with the Lord, the teaching of the Lord became harder and harder to them who was at the synagogue at Capernaum. And many fell out from following Him. Then the Lord Jesus asked the twelve if they would go away as well;
• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus chose the leaders to be from the beginning of His work? See also Mk 3:14-15 He appointed twelve–designating them apostles–that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.

• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus didn’t want to seek a large group of people? See also 2 Tim 3:13-14 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of because you know those from whom you learned it,

• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus sustain the eleven leaders through such a strategic way during His ministry? See also Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

• What is the Lord Jesus saying to you about your own impact on one/few individuals to see them grow strong in the Lord?

• How do you want to respond to His voice?

My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink: read Jn 6;

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. What a clear definition of eternal life that the Lord Jesus gives! For, eternal life is a life-long process of intimate relationship that impacts the whole life;

• What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus explains eternal life? See also Jn 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

• What could we observe a characteristic of eternal life in terms of a pattern in life? See also Jn 10:27-28 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

• What does the Lord Jesus mean that he who comes to Him would never go hungry or be thirsty? See also Ps 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

• What is the Lord saying to you about your own relationship with the Lord Jesus?

• How do you want to respond to His voice?