John had two big things to say about Jesus.
The first was that Jesus was the promised Messiah that all the prophets had written about in the Old Testament. He was the deliverer, the “anointed one” or “holy one of God” who Israel had been longing to come and free them from bondage.
But, the other big thing he had to say about Jesus was far bigger than Jesus being the Messiah. It was an astounding secret that had been guarded all throughout Old Testament history yet hinted at again and again.
To read more about John, Gospel of John: Introduction
YouTube Messages originally delivered for New Hope Chapel, Arnold, MD from 2021-2022
I read a book a while ago called, Where Is God When Bad Things Happen? Written by Luis Palau. As you can imagine from the title, the author talks about the traumas and tragedies that you and I experience in life, and why God seems to allow them. Where was God? What was God doing? What is God doing?
That’s what Martha and Mary were wondering in this story, and probably Jesus’s disciples, too.Keep reading
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My passion for the Bible began when I was eight or nine years old, somewhere in there, when on occasion my dad would take me to synagogue, where he sang. I remember watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah, and I wished I could read what they were reading.
Imagine, then, my wonder when I was given a Bible of my own!