Illustration of John 7:25-27 NLT -- Some of the people who lived in Jerusalem started to ask each other, "Isn't [Jesus] the man they are trying to kill? But here he is, speaking in public, and they say nothing to him. Could our leaders possibly believe that he is the Messiah? But how could he be? For we know where this man comes from. When the Messiah comes, he will simply appear; no one will know where he comes from."