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"I have told you, and you do not believe"
Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
John 10:22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,
[John 10:22] "The Feast of Dedication" is not an O.T. feast, but was instituted as a memorial of the dedication of the temple by Judas Maccabaeus in December, 165 B.C., after Antiochus Epiphanes desecrated it in 167 B.C. It is now called the Feast of Lights, or Hanukkah.
[John 10:28] A blessing for those truly in Christ's fold is eternal security. They shall never, never perish (the Greek double negative is used) and no one shall snatch them from Christ. No other words of assurance can be stronger (cf. Rom. 8:35; 1 Cor. 10:13). When God saves, He saves completely; and because He initiates salvation, He carries it to its fullness. We rest secure in the hands of both the Father and the Son.
[John 10:30] "One" asserts not the identity (as a single Person) but the essential unity of the Father and the Son.
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