The Gospel of John

Pseudo-Faith, John 4: 43-54

This Sunday in our series in the gospel of John, we are looking at chapter 4, verses 43-54.  While this passage is talking about faith, and the great faith of the royal official; it starts out dealing with the problematic lack of faith, or what I call pseudo-faith.  Christ has already experienced much pseudo faith in watching…

The Woman At the Well, John 4: 1-42

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, now entering chapter 4, looking at verses 1-42.  In this passage, John the evangelist, the writer of this gospel, now presents us with a totally different prospect for the gospel than he showed us in chapter 3.  A Samaritan woman that is very much in need…

The Greatest Gift, John 3:31-36

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, finishing up and looking at chapter 3, verses 31-36.  In this passage John the baptizer continues speaking, and wraps up this chapter by summarizing what the chapter has been about: the gift of Jesus Christ, and the free gift he supplies.  This Sunday morning, we will…

How Does Born Again Happen? John 3: 16-21

This Sunday as we continue our series in the gospel of John we are looking at chapter 3 verses 16-21.  Here, as Jesus continues His conversation with Nicodemus, He explains further what this born again means; which Jesus has told Nicodemus he must do.  Jesus explains 3 things in this passage that God has done to make this life…

A Word to Skeptics: John 3: 9-15

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John we are now looking at chapter 3 verses 9-15.  Here Jesus continues His conversation with Nicodemus, whom, this Sunday, I will call the skeptic.  Jesus had told him “Ye must be born again;” and Jesus says this phrase not to just a plain ordinary…

Ye Must Be Born Again: John 3: 1-8

As we continue our series in the gospel of John we are now looking at chapter 3 verses 1-8.  Here Jesus meets with Nicodemus, one of the ones He points to at the end of chapter 2, those who really didn’t believe.  The words “because He knew all men” (2:24) connect with “there was a man” (3:1)…

Jesus Cleanses the Temple: John 2: 12-25

This Sunday, we continue our series in the gospel of John looking at chapter 2 verses 12-25.  Here Jesus and His disciples go to Jerusalem from Cana after spending a few days in Capernaum.  They went (as multitudes did) for the Passover and feast of Unleavened bread.  This was a huge time for Jerusalem and surrounding areas…