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FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY John 4:46-54. FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY OVERVIEW OF GOSPEL OF JOHN Matthew, Mark, Luke use the word dynameis.

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1 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY John 4:46-54

2 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY OVERVIEW OF GOSPEL OF JOHN Matthew, Mark, Luke use the word dynameis (might works) while John uses the word Semeia (Signs) These 7 signs point to the identity of Jesus.

3 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Jesus as Giver of Joy (John 2:1-12) Jesus is the New Temple (John 2:13-25) Jesus is the Giver of New Birth (John 3:1-21) Jesus as the Savior of the World (John 4:7-41) (Lesslie Newbigen The Light Has Come)

4 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY DIFFERENT MATURITY LEVELS OF FAITH John 4:44 – Comparison of untrustworthy Faith and Trustworthy Faith Alludes to Different levels of Faith Invitation to compare the Faith of Judean believers and Faith of Samaritan believers

5 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY The officer’s faith responded to his incomplete idea of the identity of Jesus

6 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Response to Jesus must not be dependent on signs nor miracles. Jesus disapproves of it!

7 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Persistent intercession leads one to become a hearer and doer of the words of Jesus Personal encounter with Jesus causes Faith to grow

8 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS Jesus is Savior of the World. Jesus is the Son of God

9 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS Consistency of Jesus’ character and His Word

10 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS Faith is not merely a state of belief. Faith is a response to His identity.

11 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS Faith’s response not dependent on signs/miracles.

12 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS Persistent Intercession leads one to become hearer and doer of Jesus’ words

13 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Personal encounter with Jesus causes Faith to grow

14 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Challenge Read entire bible from cover to cover: Genesis to Revelation

15 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Challenge Persevere in keeping hold of God’s promises

16 FAITH: A RESPONSE TO HIS IDENTITY Challenge Listen to the prompting of your heart, mind and soul.


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