Northwood Community Church
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Jesus Came to Bear Witness to the Truth, John 18:33-38, Mitchell Cruit
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  • 2295 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
This text is tailored to teach us that Jesus came to _______________ _______________ to the _______________.
John 18:33-38 (ESV)
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33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.
I. Jesus came to bear witness to the truth so his followers do not _______________ to establish _______________ kingdom as a _______________ kingdom. (v. 33-36)
II. Jesus came to bear witness to the truth so his followers _______________ to him, the one _______________ is _______________. (v. 37-38, cf. John 14:6)
John 14:6 (ESV)
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6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Questions for Reflection
1. Is your hope in Jesus’ kingdom that cannot be shaken no matter what happens in the kingdoms of this world? Or do you wish Jesus’ kingdom was a worldly kingdom?
2. What lies about the world, yourself, or God are you tempted to believe?
3. What is Jesus telling you about the world, yourself, and God through his Word?
4. What steps you can you take to listen to the voice of Jesus this week through his Word?
Next week's passage: Mark 10:35-45