Devotional

A Radical Persecuted Church

Learning from the Persecuted Church Christian persecution is one of the biggest human rights conflicts of our time. Not only our time, but the first century church as well. Millions of Christians living all over the world are experiencing high levels of persecution. There is a lot to learn from those who boldly witness and… Continue reading A Radical Persecuted Church

The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John – The Good Shepherd

Jesus' references here to a good shepherd and shepherding are pointed barbs at these hypocritical, self-serving figures. In this section, Jesus actually creates three separate metaphors; these are not meant to be understood as a single analogy. The first comes in verses 1 through 6, the second in verses 7 through 9, and the third… Continue reading The Gospel of John – The Good Shepherd

The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John – Believing is Seeing

Spiritual Blindness 35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” 38 Then… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Believing is Seeing