John

Misfits of Society: John 8:1-20

Misfits of Society: John 8:1-20

In some of the ancient manuscripts, John 7:53-8:11 is not found. Where it is found, it is not always in this location in John’s gospel. Even if you believe it’s a misfit passage, I’m thankful that God has continually shown Himself to misfits of society (i.e., me). May that be an encouragement to you as you consider your own caste system.

Who Is Jesus: A Good Man? A Prophet? A Liar? God?

Who Is Jesus: A Good Man? A Prophet? A Liar? God?

Maybe you’ve got your story straight on Jesus. Or, maybe you’re still struggling with understanding Who this Man is, and how He integrates into your life. This week, we’ll read John 7 and answer some of these questions that you—or others who ask you—have.

4 Approaches to Problem Solving: John 6:1-15

4 Approaches to Problem Solving: John 6:1-15

Coming up is a well-known miracle of Jesus: feeding the five thousand. This miracle was recorded in all the gospels, so it was weighty and held great meaning—both then, and now. As we study this sign of Jesus, we’ll discover four approaches to problem solving. Let’s see if you recognize yourself…

You Are Nothing: John 5

You Are Nothing: John 5

This is the truth He continues to pack down into my soul…

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 5:1-15)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 5:1-15)

We could spend many hours debating the versions of the Bible, but that’s not the purpose of this platform. When people want to suck you into a scholarly debate about translations and which is “better,” here’s what I would say…

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 4:27-54)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 4:27-54)

I left you with a cliffhanger from the first half of John 4 about the unnamed Samaritan woman. We eavesdropped as a conversation progressed between an unrighteous woman and a sinless Savior. This week, let’s see what that broken Samaritan did with what she learned from Jesus. I pray you’ll find healing for your own heart along the way and pass the good news along to others so they might believe.

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 3)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 3)

“If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that which we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” ~Charles Spurgeon

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:12-25)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:12-25)

The Lord is speaking to you. He’s speaking to you about the state of your temple (your heart). He’s speaking to you about your belief v. your commitment. He’s speaking to you about not becoming calloused and hardened as you travel the road to Calvary…the narrow path where your will comes to die. Listen up.

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:1-11)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:1-11)

It’s time for you to grab onto this heart-changing statement from John 2 and allow this Truth to literally transform your walk.

I’m still ruminating on it myself, but it has stirred and re-stirred my heart. I know, I know, you just want me to get on with it and show you, and here it is…

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel - John 1

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel - John 1

The fourth gospel is essential. John gives us a direct look into the heart of Jesus—into who Jesus is. It was a book that was written for one purpose: that we might believe. What a blessing to have a book written primarily to help us understand the character of Christ and the meaning behind the events the Son of God performed so we would believe that Jesus saves.

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel + Giveaway Time!

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel + Giveaway Time!

The beloved disciple, John, writes a profound story that is both simple and deep. He doesn’t tell us much about himself, but he tells us plenty about who Jesus is. What a beautiful picture of the life we are to lead on this earth…

Also, I thought it’d be fun to start 2019 off with a groovy GIVEAWAY. I’m currently reading The Beloved Disciple: Following John to the Heart of Jesus by Beth Moore…

Meditations from John 15:10: Linking Love and Obedience

This week, there is a tiny but powerful word used: if. First, let’s make it clear that God’s love for us is not conditional. He gave an eternal gift willingly through the death and resurrection of Christ. However, it’s important to note that as believers, there is a link between love and obedience. Christ’s love for us drove Him to action. Love cannot exist without action.  

Meditations from John 15:9: Dwell Richly

The word love – mentioned three times in this single verse – has a powerful root. Love, in this context, translates to agape in the Greek. Agape is unconditional love – it requires nothing in return and abounds in grace (undeserved favor). We could read the verse like this: “As the Father has unconditionally loved Me, so I deeply love you with a love that requires nothing in return. Now dwell richly in My abounding grace.”

John 15:8: Glorifying God

So often we try to add to God’s glory through our own efforts. 1 Peter 4:11 says, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”