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”
On one level, John 7:1-13 functions to set the stage for the rest of chapters 7 & 8. It also reveals to us some wrong views about Jesus that the Jewish people, including Jesus’ own brothers, had about Him. But a careful look at these verses also reveals that Jesus is both Messiah and Lord, which fits… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Trust God’s timing
Never take your parents for granted I begin this post by talking about never taking your parents for granted, not because I did or that I ever will, but because there are so many out there that believe or think that because they're "all grown up now" you don't have to pay attention to your… Continue reading A mother’s love is immeasurable!
Fasting is something that is seen throughout the Bible during times of mourning or repentance. This type of fasting was abstinence from work and consuming food for a period of time. But what about other things we are constantly consumed by such as social media. I am addicted to my phone! I pick it up… Continue reading 40 Day Fast from Social Media
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
As we continue through Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John, we find that the people are still showing more interest in the spectacle of Jesus miraculous works rather than the message and meaning intended in His works. They are seeking but they do not seek the truth. Follow this series on the Gospel of… Continue reading The Gospel of John – I Am the Bread of Life
This is the by far one my favourite signs and wonders Jesus performs. In this part of John's account of the Gospel, Jesus walks on water, we'll get to the details in a bit. There are similar accounts of this story in the Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33 and Mark 6: 45-52, but it is only… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Walk on Water
This is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospel accounts (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15), which shows it is very significant to Jesus' mission and so we won’t forget how much the Lord can do with the little things that are given to Him. The feeding of the 5 000 comes… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Supernatural Overflow
Jesus continues his response to His critics in Jerusalem. Up to now, Jesus has healed a crippled man on the Sabbath and He has claimed to be equal with God in works, love, judgment and honour. Now, Jesus speaks about the evidence to His claims. Jesus does not just say: "Have faith" or "believe it… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Testimonies about Jesus
How can we know who we truly are? We have to know what God says about us first! Thankfully, our identity in Christ - that is, who we are as followers of Jesus - can be found rooted in the foundation of Scripture. So many voices compete for our attention. It can be easy to… Continue reading What God says, goes!