Before Abraham Was, I Am

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

Before Abraham Was, I Am 

  • Demonizing the Savior
  • Disparaging the Savior
  • Mocking the Savior  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 8:48-59. Why do the Jews accuse Jesus of having a demon? What makes them say this?
  2. Why is it so important that Jesus does not seek his own glory? How does seeking one’s own glory become idolatry?
  3. What promise does Jesus give in verse 51? Why is keeping his word a condition for eternal life?
  4. Why does Jesus bring up Abraham again in verse 56? In what way did Abraham rejoice to see Jesus’ day?
  5. What do we learn about Jesus in verse 58? Why is this truth so important? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” (ESV)