THEY BELIEVED IN HIS NAME BUT JESUS DID NOT ENTRUST HIMSELF TO THEM JOHN 2:23-25 SERMON

July 5, 2015

Summary

They Believed in His Name but Jesus Did Not Entrust Himself to Them John 2:23-25 Sermon

Sermon by Pastor Bryan Walker, One Way Christian Center, Olustee, OK

UNNATURAL CHAPTER BREAK
Chapters and verses were added later
“Deh” = but, and, also, now – The thought continues

(24) But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them
(1) (but or now) there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

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FLOW or ORDER in John???
●First 3 interviews
1. Jews, Nicodemus
2. Samaritan (woman at the well)
3. Gentile – John 4:46 A certain noble man, official, Harrods court

Acts 1:8 ESV …you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

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Skim over the verses 23-25 (A lot there)

●They saw signs
●They believed in his name
●Jesus did not entrust himself to them
●Reason, Jesus knew what was in man

They saw signs???
◊Bible doesn’t say how many signs!
◊Bible doesn’t say what type of signs!

John 21:25

Greatest revival ever!!!
Passover (24 hours)
Feast of Unleavened Bread (7 days)
1. Jesus is leading it
2. Miracles
3. Mighty works

“Many believed in his name” – Same word for believe – 250 times – NT

Mark 1:15 NKJV and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

James 2:19 ESV You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Full faith is trusting!

●Trust fall
◊I believe you will attempt to catch me
◊I don’t trust that you will actually catch me

(24) But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them

Jesus did NOT put trust in them
Jesus did NOT put confidence in them
They believed on him today, but tomorrow…
They believed in the signs (sign seeking)

Side Note:
BEWARE: If you have to have a sign to believe,
Matthew 12:39 REPEATED Matthew 16:4

●They believed He came from God

FLOW:
●They saw the signs
●They believed
●We know you came from God

●What was Jesus’ response?
He didn’t say, “Bingo”
He didn’t say, “You got everything correct and you need nothing else!”
NO!

John 3:3

Nicodemus, saw signs, believed and was not born again?????????????
I believe he was born again, either here or later
Long conversation with one of the religious.

WHY DID JESUS NOT ENTRUST HIMSELF:

(24) …because he knew all people
He knows all
He knows the heart
He knows your thoughts
He knows everything
He is God!

That is scary to some!
Others it displays LOVE
Love because he knows you and still loves you!
Knows you better than your, friends, children, and spouse!!!
Also displays His Glory

John 6:64

Matthew 9:4

Jeremiah 17:10

Tough verse, “many believed…, but Jesus did not entrust himself”

Strange prayer

Matthew 11:25-26

Good news or bad news?

1. You must be born again
2. Spirit is sovereign and blows where He wishes
3. This all leads to:

John 3:16
There is believing and there is BELIEVING!
You are not believing in a sign
You are not believing in yourself
You are believing in Jesus Christ as the Savior

Ezekiel 36:23-27

I will, I will – is not bad news!

RESULT
“Obey my rules”
Are you chasing signs, or following Christ?
Believing is not just for the moment
You must be born again
Not bad news, but good news
God can overcome what you can’t
The Tortoise and the Hare

Bible References

  • John 2:23 - 25

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