The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John – ”Right Judgement”

A strong spiritual challenge issued by Jesus against the religious leaders of Jerusalem is the theme of the next section of John chapter 7. Jesus makes the point that obedience is a necessary aspect of learning. The resistance of the scribes and pharisees is ultimately a matter of rebellion, not knowledge. In the same way,… Continue reading The Gospel of John – ”Right Judgement”

Devotional

Cleanse Me!

Psalm 51 For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God,    according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion    blot out my transgressions.2 Wash away all my iniquity    and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is… Continue reading Cleanse Me!

The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John – Do not be driven by selfishness

This section of scripture uncovers the true motivation of the crowd following Jesus: selfishness. This passage is part of a long dialogue where Christ clarifies the meaning of His miracles. Jesus has just explained that He, Himself, is the ''Bread of Life'' which people are meant to seek. In response, the people complain amongst themselves.… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Do not be driven by selfishness