Posts from February 2014

Posts from February 2014

I AM

“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”” (John 8:58, NKJV) What was so important about this statement that provoked the crowd to take up stones to throw at Jesus?  It all began back in John 6.  We find there a bunch of Jews going after Jesus across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum looking for him to feed them again (he had fed 5,000 the day before).  As…

Danger in the Disconnect

There are four dangers of a diminished view of the power of Jesus found in John 3. The first is a danger in evaluating Jesus (John 3:1-3, 11-13). John shows us that Jesus has a heavenly perspective (John 3:12-13) that sees well beyond our limited earthly perspective. His counsel is within the Triune God (notice Jesus use the plural pronoun “we” in verse 11). More to the…

Jesus’ Response to Opposition

Jesus is in Jerusalem attending a feast of the Jews (not clear which one).  There he encounters a multitude of people with various physical issues (5:3).  Superstitious as they were, they were all waiting for and angel to go in the pool (a reservoir for collecting rain water) and stir the water.  They believed that the first one to go in the pool after this happened would…