Show Us the Father

Lord, show us the Father

Show Us the Father
JOHN 14 BIBLE STUDY
John 14:6 I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life

John 14:7-11 Show Us The Father

John 14:12-14 Greater Works Than These
John 14:15-21 If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
JOHN 14:7-9  7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

What is Jesus' answer to Philip's question: "Show us the Father"?
"Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?" (John 14:9)

JOHN 14:10-11  10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

What else does Jesus say about His relationship with the Father?
"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father" (John 14:7).
"I am in the Father, and the Father in Me" (John 14:10).
"The Father who dwells in Me does the works" (John 14:10).
"I am in the Father and the Father in Me" (John 14:11).

What is Jesus claiming?
His deity and complete unity with God the Father.

Are we sure He isn’t claiming to be a prophet?
His claims clearly go beyond being God’s mouthpiece or spokesperson. He is claiming to be God.

Is He God by virtue of His claims?
No, but it does narrow down the theoretical possibilities of what He could be to just three.

What are they?
If his claims are false but he sincerely believed them to be true, he is crazy. If his claims are false and he knew them to be false, he is a liar. But if His claims are true, He is God (details).

Can you think of a fourth possibility?