January 26, 2014
John 9:8-18. Jesus heals a blind man, who is brought before the Pharisees, who refuse to believe in Jesus. The formerly blind man is questioned by these, and we see his example of how to witness to the willfully unbelieving. We see the division that arises over Jesus identity.
January 19, 2014
John 9:1-7. In this passage, Jesus takes notice of the blind man and healed the man. More than just physical healing, this man’s is eternally healed. Jesus teaches on the importance of living in a state of the urgency in doing the works of our Father.
January 12, 2014
John 8:43-59 The Jews ask Jesus the most important question one can ever ask. Jesus who do you make yourself out to be. Sadly, because they rejected the truth of God, the reject Jesus claim.
January 5, 2014
John 8:37-43 Jesus makes it clear that children imitate their father. He called these Jews who claimed to worshipped the one true God children of Satan. In light of this teaching, we should examine our own claim to be children of God. Does the fruit of our life affirm that claim to be true?
December 22, 2013
John 8:31-36. The Christian has a changed relationship with the truth. The non-believer rejects truth, avoids truth, denies truth, but as a Christian we love and live by truth. Why? Jesus is truth.
December 15, 2013
John 8:21-30. Jesus speaking to Jewish religious leaders shows that the only way to life is through belief in Him. He presents two opposing kingdom, “this world” and “from above”. What do they look like? How do you know which you’re in? How can you go from one to the other?
December 1, 2013
John 8:12-21. How can we know God? Is it through abundant human intelligence? Is it through application of human wisdom? Jesus shows us in this passage that the only way we will ever know God is through divine revelation. God must show us who he is, and we must receive his revelation of Himself.
November 24, 2013
John 7:40-52, 8:12. Who is Jesus? Is he the prophet? Is He the Christ? His response: “I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
November 17, 2013
John 7:53-8:11. Is Jesus easy on sin? How can we harmonize the justice of God with the mercy of God? What does it mean “he who is without sin can cast the first stone”? Today we unpack this event in John’s Gospel.
October 23, 2013
John 7:37-39. What does the man with the Spirit of God indwelling him look like. In the modern church we tend to only view certain brush strokes in that painting: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, but this is not as complete picture of the Christian. So let’s examine the picture more closely.