John 7:10-30 After Jesus' brothers had left for the Festival of Tabernacles, Jesus decided to make His way to Jerusalem in secret so that He would not attract attention. The Jewish leaders were watching for Him and there was a lot of buzz about Him in the city streets as people whispered among themselves. But … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
John 7:1-9 Now that the heat was on and the religious leaders were intent on getting rid of Jesus, He stepped out of the public eye for a little while and avoided Judea. He knew that one day the time would come for Him to be handed over to them in order to fulfill what … Continue reading Just the Vessel
John 6:16-40 After Jesus miraculously fed the multitudes with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, the crowds of people following Him continued to grow. People were anxious to see what He would do next and hoping for His miracles to extend to them. But Jesus told them that they were … Continue reading Jesus Satisfies the Hungry Soul
John 6:1-15 It was clear that Jesus was God’s Son on God’s mission, and people were drawn to Him. A huge crowd had begun to follow Him because of the miracles they had seen. When Jesus saw the great crowd that had gathered, He asked His disciples, “Where can we buy bread to feed all … Continue reading A Little Becomes a Lot in God’s Hands
John 5:16-47 When word got out that Jesus was the one who had the nerve to heal the lame man on the Sabbath, the Jews were not happy. The Pharisees had turned the Sabbath into a day when you should not lift a finger, even to do good. So instead of rejoicing in the miraculous … Continue reading Jesus – God’s Son on God’s Mission
(John 5:1-15) News about this man from Galilee who was changing lives continued to spread. The things He said and did were attracting the attention of everyone. There was something different about Jesus and people saw it even if they didn’t understand it. After Jesus’ life-changing encounter with the woman at the well and His … Continue reading Do you want to get well?
John 4 As Jesus’ following grew, so did the opposition. The Pharisees didn’t like His message and a confrontation with them was brewing, but that didn't stop Jesus' mission. He continued to travel around meeting people and changing lives. On His way to Galilee, Jesus had to travel through Samaria. This was a route most … Continue reading Life-Changing Encounter
John 3 Word of Jesus was beginning to get around, now. The miracle at the wedding in Galilee was a big deal and the people who saw it happen weren’t keeping quiet about it. The clearing of the temple marketplace had gotten the attention of a lot of people, too, especially the religious leaders of … Continue reading You have a choice to make!
John 2 As the Apostle John’s recount continues, we hear about Jesus’ first recorded miracle. The setting was a wedding in Galilee. Jesus was there with His mother and His disciples, spending time with the people He was close to. The host must not have planned very well because in the middle of the festivities … Continue reading Be where people are… but don’t get in their way!