John 7:31-53 The more the Jews started to believe in Jesus, the more desperate the Pharisees became. The Pharisees believed that they alone held the truth, but the “truth” they proclaimed had been warped over the generations. It had become a system of obtaining righteousness through works instead of looking to God for salvation. But … Continue reading Open the Bible!
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