Introduction:• In John 8:1-12 Jesus reveals himself asthe eternal Son of God.• The I AM statements help us understandHim.• What does this “I AM” statement mean?• How does it relate to you and I?
Light Brings the Knowledgeof Our Need!• “Then” v.12 refers to the previous experience.• The adulterous woman… all eyes werefocused on her.• Pharisees try to catch Jesus between Law andgrace. Hosea 6:6; Matthew 9:13– Jesus came to fulfill the Law. Mt. 5:17– He was also the friend of sinners! Matthew 11:19;John 15:13; Romans 5:8– The Law demanded death for adultery. Lev. 20:10• What would Jesus do?
Light Brings the Knowledgeof Our Need! John 8:1-12• Jesus stooped and wrote on the ground. 6, 8• No one now living knows what He wrote.– ??Romans 3:10; Ecclesiastes 7:20??– The law makes us all face our sins. Romans 7:7;1 Corinthians 9:21; John 12:48• Pharisees are now aware of their own sins…– “He that is without sin among you, let him firstcast a stone at her” v.7; Romans 6:23– Exposed to the Light they all departed. v.9
Light Brings Hope to theHopeless! John 8:10-11• The woman was guilty without hope.• Now she would have hope, forgiveness.– “Where are those thine accusers?”– “She said, No one Lord.”– “Neither do I condemn thee” John 3:17-21• Jesus is the eternal Son of God!– Jesus corrects with a blanket statement,“…Go and SIN NO MORE”.– We have both hope and forgiveness throughChrist today! 1 Timothy 1:1; Ephesians 1:7
Light Brings Hope to theHopeless! V.10-12• Light for all in the dark. Eph. 2:11-13– The dayspring from on high. Luke 1:78– A light for the Gentiles. Luke 2:32– The Light was the life of men. John 1:4-7• Our Lord’s passion for a lost world…– World appears 79 times in John’s gospel.– This is capsulized in John 3:16.– The adulteress deserved death but received life.• She deserved to be condemned but receivedpardon. John 3:17; Luke 19:10
Light Brings Direction toThose Who Are Delivered!• Christ teaches us today, Go and sin nomore. John 8:11-12; Col. 3:1-6• We shall not walk in darkness but have thelight of life. 1 Jn. 1:5, 7• These are directions for those who havebeen forgiven because they have obeyedthe gospel of Christ. Matthew 28:20– Salvation is only the beginning, we’re not towalk in darkness anymore. Eph. 2:8-10– We’re to walk in newness of life. Rom. 6:4
Conclusion:• We have seen that the sinless Savior bringslight and life to sinners.• Come out of darkness to the Light of theWorld – Jesus! Acts 26:18• He will enable you to walk in His light byobeying His gospel and being faithful.Romans 1:16; 10:10; Acts 2:38; 18:8