Monthly Archives: September 2016

One Sows and Another Reaps

John 4:27-42 Last time, we saw Jesus and His conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.  As their conversation was just about to wrap up, His disciples who had gone into town to buy food come upon the pair; … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

John 4:1-26 The first four verses of this passage set the background for the story; John the Baptist has been arrested (3:24; Matt. 4:12; Mark 1:14; Luke 3:20). Opposition was brewing amongst the Pharisees in Jerusalem because Jesus’ reputation was … Continue reading

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A Private Interview

John 3:1-21 Nicodemus, a Pharisee and member of the ruling council came to Jesus in the night with a question, and although he never actually got around to asking it, Jesus gave him considerably more of an answer than Nicodemus … Continue reading

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My oldest friend just retired

I say my oldest friend, yet we never met; that’s how good Vin Scully is as a play-by-play announcer. He retired yesterday after 67 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers sounding just like he did the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Jesus Clears the Temple

John 2:13-22 Since people would have travelled to Jerusalem from all over, they would not have been able to bring animals for sacrifices with them and still be able to meet the ceremonial requirements for perfection.  Having a marketplace right … Continue reading

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Jesus’ First Miracle

John 2:1-12 This is the story of the first miracle of Jesus.  It has no parallel in the synoptics, and it stands quite alone giving insight into the way Jesus and His disciples lived that many Christians love to ignore: … Continue reading

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To See God

The expression “pure in heart” refers to a person whose inner most thoughts, motivation and purpose are pure, clean, wholesome and good; this is the one who will see God. To see God is to believe in God, and even … Continue reading

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