The preposterous claims of Jesus

In this sermon, Roger Salter examines John 8:46-59, reflecting on Christ’s revelation of himself.

“The claims of Jesus are colossal. Those whom Jesus called children of the devil were so theologically and spiritually blind that they alleged that Jesus was in league with Satan, oblivious to the fact that they were themselves the devil’s captives. Only the truly regenerate can receive spiritual truth and recognize Jesus for who he is (John 8:47). Jesus was not yet fifty, so how could he claim to possess and donate life that will never see death? The Jews were acutely sensible of the meaning of Christ’s words and utterly incredulous and outraged.”