Although Jesus is from above (and speaks the truth), he uses language “from below” - the people’s language to speak to convey his message
Jesus - explains something, but its not understood right away…the people are left questioning, allowing his followers to question; thus allowing Jesus to explain his thought more thoroughly - Johannine theology comes out…
Association w/sin - Jesus is forgiving the ‘sinful’
Healing: Takes place on the Sabbath.
Jesus: claiming to be equal to God.
The point: Jesus is the source of life, must turn to him…
(Jn. 5:1-47) -- We see John use the term “the Jews” almost to the point of anti-Semitism. Rather, it’s an expression John uses to clarify those who don’t wish to follow Jesus & give him a hard time along the way.