John: Hiding & Inviting

John 12:36-50

This week’s text (John 12:36-50) is one of the most difficult passages from the entire book around which to wrap our modern western minds. In this passage, we’ll see that even after Jesus had performed so many signs, His fellow Jews “still did not believe in Him” (v. 37). But what seems confounding to us is that John says they “could not believe” in Him, because God had blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts (v. 39-40). Not Satan blinding them, but God! Why would He do such a thing, and would he still hold them accountable for their unbelief? Join us to find out, and to see what God may teach us through this challenging but important text.