"Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise."
Calling God 'Father' was pretty remarkable in Jesus' time. In fact, no one had really done it much before. He makes big claims in this passage of unity with his Father in heaven, in purpose, action and thinking.
This picture is a typical symbol of the Trinity found in churches. One shape, three points, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Day 11: John 6 Five thousand people get lunch!
"Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted."
Thirst dealt with, now John begins to talk about Jesus as the 'bread of life'. At Cana the wine overflows, at the well in Samaria the living water never runs dry, here on the mountain the bread fills the people until they are fully satisfied. What are you hungering for?
Day 12: John 7: 1-24 The teacher who never went to Uni!
"About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. The Judeans were astonished at it, saying, ‘How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?’"
The irony of this passage is not lost on me. Here I am studying away for a degree in Theology, surrounded by books and up to my eyes in essays all to talk about a man who is notably described as not having been taught! It good to look back on the founder of this thing, to remember that appearances can be decieving and where real wisdom and authority comes from.
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