John 4:43-54 The Difference Between Curiosity And Faith
Topic: Faith, Saving Faith, Effectual Calling, False Faith, Curiosity Scripture: John 4:43–4:54
It is indeed an unusual era for the church of Jesus Christ. Christians are by and large more concerned with experience than with doctrine, belief, and faithfulness.
Myriads of people flock from one church to another following the latest and greatest worship wonder.
This has developed into a mentality in some circles. According to some, if there’s not something big going on at the church, God is not there.
It has developed into a philosophy of church life.
As we move into this section John thematically opens the subject of the authority and sufficiency of the Word of God. We shouldn’t discount the miracles that He is doing because they are done as signs that He is really the Messiah. On the other hand, it would be a mistake to place too much focus on the miracles and miss what our Lord is doing. His desire is to move them from the miracle to the Word. Jesus calls them to see that the miracles are done by the powerful Word of Christ. In this section we not considering miracles or the continuance of the miraculous sign gifts. We must address these important topics later in an appropriate text. Here we must consider the role of God’s Word in our Christian walk.