Day 5: John 10:22-40
Stories: Jesus does the works of His Father
1) Jesus again very pointedly tells the Jewish leaders that they are not His sheep and they do not belong to the Father, God.
2) Jesus does not directly answer their question about whether or not He is the Messiah – to the opposite, He says that He and God are one, something very different than the Jewish understanding of Messiah.
3) Jesus appeals to the works and miracles He is doing instead of the teaching He is giving.
4) Why would scripture call us “gods?” Even the Pharisees had earlier said they were children of God alone.
Paradoxes: Even in the midst of such conflict, more and more people began to believe in Jesus.