Repetition is one of the best ways to emphasize something and to teach it. We again see that we must believe in Christ, do as he did and obey his Father, and then we will be freed from the bondage of this world.
(John 8:25-36)Who are you?” they asked him. Jesus answered, “What I have told you from the very beginning. I have much to say about you, much to condemn you for. The one who sent me however, is truthful, and I tell the world only what I have heard from Him.”
“They did not understand that Jesus was talking to them about the Father. So he said to them, ‘When you lift up the Son of Man, you will know that ‘I am who I am;’ then you will know that I do nothing on my own authority, but I say only what the Father has instructed me to say. And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.”
Many who heard Jesus say these things believed in him.
So Jesus said to those who believed in him, “I you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus said to them, “I am telling you the truth: everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave does not belong to a family permanently, but a son belongs there forever. If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.”
How can you be a light bearer?
Again we see the emphasis on being submissive to the Father.
(John 5:30-31)”I can do nothing on my own authority; I judge only as God tells me, so my judgment is right, because I am not trying to do what I want, but only what he who sent me wants.
“If I testify on my own behalf, what I say is not to be accepted as real proof.”
How does this effect your self image? Your life-style? Your life Goals?