Monthly Archives: September 2016

Jesus Speaks at Tabernacles

John 7:1-24 This chapter begins with discussions about whether or not Jesus would travel to Jerusalem to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.  This feast, also known as “Festival of Booths” was a week-long celebration of God’s provision of the nation … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life, part 2

John 6:42-71 If you haven’t read part 1 of this discussion, I would strongly recommend that you do so before you continue… And now, the thrill-packed conclusion: 43-52:  Jesus tells them to stop grumbling amongst themselves, always a command we … Continue reading

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Something New is Coming

I wrote a post on Monday called “My oldest friend just retired” and as I was doing so, I had a thought; why not start a weekly feature in which I just write about “stuff”? You know, things that don’t … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life, Part 1

John 6:1-42 This chapter is divided into four sections which, when considered together paint us a twofold picture of the human condition and God’s response to it.  We see the human tendency to put spiritual concepts into physical categories, and … Continue reading

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Telling it Like it is

John 5:16-47 Picking up from our last  text about Jesus healing the man on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders are not pleased.  They aren’t interested in the miracle, they could care less what has happened for the man who was … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: September 28, 2016

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A Sabbath Healing

John 5:1-15 This passage lies at the beginning of a unit within the Gospel that continues through 12:50 that covers the major Jewish festivals.  The specific festival in question here in chapter 5 is not identified by the text, so … Continue reading

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