The Interrogation

This talk was given at one of our regular public meetings at Elmstead Baptist Church - please feel free to join us one Sunday, you will be very welcome.

Date: 29 January 2017


2. The Interrogation

John 5:16-30


First charge (v.16) Sabbath-breaking

Defence (v.17) Like Father, like Son

Second charge (v.18) Blasphemy

Defence (vv.19-30) Like Father, like Son

Basic claim: The Son cannot ‘go it alone’ (v.19a)

Implications: He deserves equal honours (vv.19b-23) He demands equal trust (v.24)

He displays equal power (vv.25-29)

Basic Claim: The Son cannot ‘go it alone’ (v.30)

Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

C. S. Lewis

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