“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. —John 8:58-59

For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. —John 5:18

I and the Father are one.” Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him… “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” —John 10:30-31, 33

Let it be perfectly clear who Jesus said He was—- He was claiming equality with God His Father. The Jews understood this and wanted to kill Him for what they believed was blasphemy.


Dear Father, I am so grateful for Jesus and all He is and all He has done and is doing and will do. He is Awesome and may I be faithful to my King in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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