Pastor Ron Roddey
"How To Stop Being A Victim"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, January 24, 2016
John Chapter 8
8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the
people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in
adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the
8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but
what sayest thou?
8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.
But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as
though he heard them not.
8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said
unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone
8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience,
went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and
Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he
said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man
8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I
condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.
8:13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of
thyself; thy record is not true.
8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself,
yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but
ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I
and the Father that sent me.
8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is
8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me
beareth witness of me.
8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye
neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known
my Father also.
8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the
temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me,
and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
8:22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither
I go, ye cannot come.
8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are
of this world; I am not of this world.
8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if
ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
8:25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them,
Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me
is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of
8:27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man,
then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as
my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things that please him.
8:30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue
in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage
to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.
8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son
8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because
my word hath no place in you.
8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which
ye have seen with your father.
8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith
unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of
8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth,
which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not
born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me:
for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but
he sent me.
8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my
8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye
will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do
ye not believe me?
8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not,
because ye are not of God.
8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that
thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye
do dishonour me.
8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and
8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death.
8:52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of death.
8:53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
8:54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my
Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
8:55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I
know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep
8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was
8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and
hast thou seen Abraham?
8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.
8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed