John 7:14–18

When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts
and began to teach.
Then the Jewish leaders were astonished and said,
“How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction?”
So Jesus replied, “My teaching is not from me,
but from the one who sent me.
If anyone wants to do God’s will, he will know about my teaching, whether
it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority.
The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for
himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of
integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.



One thought:


Doctrine is the truth because it is from God who is truth and the source of all truth


Three questions:


What is the connection between Jesus teaching and God’s will?


How do you feel about doctrine or even a doctrine series? Do you see doctrine as important?


Could you read a book on doctrine at the same time as our series? Why not check out Knowing God (Packer) or Everyone’s a Theologian (Sproul).



Acknowledge God as the source of all truth and knowledge.

Give thanks that God has revealed Himself through the Scriptures and the gospel.

Ask God to help you (+others) desire to know Him and His workings more.