Ever had one of those days when it seems like everyone was just out to get you?
In our passage last week, the Pharisees sent their disciples-in-disguise to try tripping Jesus up in His Words. In today's section, we pick up the narrative after only a few hours, and,...read >>
It's only natural think that those who seem to have it made, those who seem to have everything they want & need... It's only natural to think they are the ones who are most "blessed" by God. But the Supernatural Son of Man says just the opposite. It's the wealthy...read >>
On the heels of informing His men of His coming crucifixion and their need to follow Him there, the Messiah takes up the mission of encouraging His men. They've no reason to fear or doubt, and God the Father will cameo the scene to assure them.
You can't blame the...read >>
Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?
But, is it really so hard to believe?
We have...read >>
John makes a big deal in His Gospel about our need to see God in order to be salvaged from sin and given eternal life. But, what is it that must be seen?
The coming hour and Jesus' cross of crucifixion aren't simply blips on the human radar. Seeing another man on...read >>
Jesus said that He came to salvage the world, not to judge it; yet, His words are the standard by which all will be judged. To reject His Word (the commandment for eternal life that He received from His Father) is to reject Light, reject salvation, reject eternal...read >>
Ever brought something to someone to fix? Maybe you thought all else was fine save this one little broken part. But, when you got the bill, you realized that a whole lot more than you were aware of was in need of repair. "Everything was connected," they said.
We're in no position to think we know all that Jesus is up to. Having said that, it sure seems as though He is intent on offending His onlooking, grumbling, confounded Jewish audience.
Why? What's the purpose? What don't they understand or see rightly that would...read >>
John recaps for us much of what we have learned about the Word become flesh in this week's section of Scripture.
So, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in all the world!
The question is, doesn't it matter to you? No matter your answer, the...read >>
Ever wondered why?
We've all heard the verse, we all know that God so loves... but why? Because the world so loves Him? Uh... well...
The answer makes all the difference!
Today we examine the most popular verse in the Bible, along with it's surrounding context....read >>