Gospel of John: Life-Giving Feast

Jesus had delivered possibly the most offensive sermon ever given in his time, a message so viscerally horrifying, so unspeakably grotesque, that many must have been left actually speechless.

Gospel of John: Flesh and Blood

D.L. Moody once said “One day you’ll read that D.L. Moody is dead. Don’t you believe it! I’ll be more alive on that day than I have ever been before!”

Gospel of John: Bread of Life

Unbelief is basically a spiritual issue, not an intellectual issue.

All the while, as we wrestle with these passages, and seek to live out their truths as best we can, God is conforming our character to be holy and righteous, as God is.

Gospel of John: Manna from Heaven

It was a new aspect of the bread that would not perish. Not only would the bread itself last into eternity, but all who ate of it would also last into eternity.

Gospel of John: Refusing the Crown

though Jesus was teaching them about himself as the bread of life, the crowd believed only in the bread they could see and eat.

Gospel of John: Loaves and Fish

Faith, then, does not reduce God to a religious concept, or a catechism, or a set of doctrines. Faith does not content itself with traditions and rites. Faith is not a sentiment that can be set aside.

Faith is a lived reality.

Minor Prophets: God upon the Altar

The people bone weary of Amos’ invectives and angry judgement, yet held in the grip of the powerful voice that seemed to emanate from his entire body.

Gospel of John: Final Proof

People often think that if someone does not believe something, what they need is more proof, more information.
But Jesus said this was not the problem.

Gospel of John: Jesus Invokes Witnesses

As I study John’s gospel, I keep feeling as though the scientific method of enquiry is not enough to understand spiritual things. Whereas those who are intellectual may well be called to pursue the finer points of systematic theology and to organize the many philosophical strands of a particular doctrine, it is not enough.

Gospel of John: Sabbath Collision

Such splitting of hairs had lost sight of God’s purpose for the Sabbath, and had, with heavy irony, made the Sabbath an onerous burden for the people.