Essential Bible Studies

I and the Father are One

March 15, 2021

This is the first of a two part study on Jesus' words in John 10:22-38. In verse 30 Jesus said, "I and the Father are one". It's important to understand the context of the argument Jesus is having with the Jews. Tom Colby and Tim Young spend some time unraveling the meaning of this phrase to reveal a very important Bible principle called God manifestation. This is the culmination of some of the studies we've been having this season. It is sure to make you appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ more and how we pray to be one with him as he is with the Father.

Episode Outline

  1. Introduction

    • Previous podcasts on God manifestation… and now we study how it relates to Jesus using John 10:22-38
    • Setting the scene (John 10:22-24)
  2. Jesus manifesting the name
    • The works I do in my Father’s name (John 10:25) cp. “I am come in my Father’s name (John 5:43-44)
    • Given a name above all names (Phil. 2:9-11)
  3. What does it mean God and Jesus are one?
    • Not the Trinity. My Father is greater than all (v. 29) seems contradictory to “I and my Father are one” (v. 30). How do we explain this?
    • Comparing to Jesus’ prayer in chapter 17
      • Jesus’ manifested the name (17:6)
      • The oneness of the Father, Jesus and all believers (17:11, 21-26)
  4. Conclusion
    • The reaction of the Jews
    • The answer of Jesus saved for the next podcast

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