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September 15, 2017

Reflections of the Heart John 5:10-16 Sept. 17, 2017

The Heart of the Jews More concerned about the law than the healing, v. 10. Breaking the Sabbath could be punished by stoning. This incident increased Jewish opposition, v. 16. The Jews refused to believe despite many proofs that Jesus was the Messiah.   The Heart of the Healed Man His healing is a bit […]

September 7, 2017

The Third Sign John 5:1-9 Sept. 10, 2017

Hopeless, vv. 1-4. Jesus returned to Jerusalem for a feast. Many disabled people hoped for healing at the pool. They were trusting in a myth, vv. 3b-4. Human nature wants something to trust in. There is no lasting hope without Jesus.   Pursued, vv. 5-7. Jesus knew all about the disabled man, v. 6. Like […]

September 2, 2017

The Second Sign John 4:43-54 Sept. 3, 2017

Crisis of Faith, vv. 43-50. Jesus continued through Samaria to Galilee. Other than Nazareth He had a good reception. An official had hope that Jesus could heal his son. Cana was probably a day’s journey from Capernaum. He thought Jesus had to go to Capernaum. Jesus tested the father’s faith, vv. 48-50. Jews wanted sensational […]

August 10, 2017

Worship: With Heart and Mind John 4:16-26 Aug. 13, 2017

In Spirit (with the heart) The woman needed to readjust her thinking about worship. Some of the old ways were wrong, some needed change. Jesus was preparing her for a new way to worship. The woman needed to go deeper than outward actions, v. 23. In spirit: deepest parts of human personality/being. How do we […]

July 29, 2017

Worship: Letting Go of What Has Been John 4:16-26 July 30, 2017

Dealing with Self Jesus guided the woman to confront her sinful life. She had relationship issues, vv. 16-18. Five husbands; currently living with a man. Sin was confusing her understanding of God. She needed to see Jesus as more than a teacher, v. 19. Worship cannot be right without confession! Every area of life needs […]

July 1, 2017

He Must Increase John 3:22-30 July 2, 2017

The Rise of Jealousy, vv. 22-26. Jesus and John were working in the same region. The location is unknown. Both focused on repentance and commitment. A dispute about purification rituals arose. Baptism probably prompted the dispute. The dispute highlighted Jesus’ growing ministry. John’s disciples were concerned about losing people. Be careful of placing capable leaders […]

June 22, 2017

Light and Dark John 3:19-21 June 25, 2017

Love for the darkness, vv. 19-20. Judgment is the result of personal choice, v. 19. God has sent His light to mankind: truth/Jesus. Most choose darkness refuse to trust in Jesus. What happens when people live in the darkness? Unresolved guilt fear of being exposed, v. 20. Cannot understand God’s truth, 2 Corinthians 4:4. False […]

June 2, 2017

Born Again John 3:1-8 June 4, 2017

A quick look at Nicodemus, vv. 1-2. Faithful Pharisee. Member of the Jewish Sanhedrin. Later came to genuine faith. Believed Jesus was from God but not the Messiah.   What does it mean to be born again, vv. 3-8? Jesus knew what Nicodemus needed most. Born Again The only way to enter God’s kingdom, v. […]

May 26, 2017

Just Believe John 2:18-25 May 28, 2017

Searching for truth in the wrong places, vv. 18-22. The Jews demanded proof of Jesus’ authority. Jesus gave a veiled answer: “this temple.” The Jews thought He meant the Jerusalem temple. Jesus meant His body. The disciples only understood later. Searching for truth apart from God is misleading. Causes us to trust in wrong things. […]

May 18, 2017

Sold Out for God John 2:12-17 May 21, 2017

Clearing the Temple Jews from faraway came to celebrate the Passover feast. There were probably two times Jesus cleansed the temple. John recorded it near the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. First time “house of trade,” second time “den of robbers.” The court of the Gentiles became a market. Travelers needed animals and/or money exchanged. Previously […]

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