John 7:14- "But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. The Jews therefore were marveling, saying, 'How has this man become learned, having never been educated?' Jesus therefore answered them, and said, 'My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 'If … Continue reading Sowing Sublimely Simple Seeds.
John 7:1-13 "And after these things Jesus was walking in Galilee; for He was unwilling to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand. His brothers therefore said to Him, 'Depart from here, and go into Judea, that Your … Continue reading A Consistent Coming
John 6:64-7:5 Jesus has been speaking in a divine discourse following the feeding of five thousand: "'But there are some of you who do not believe.' For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. And He was saying, 'For this reason I … Continue reading Where Else Can We Go?
John 6:66-71 (oh no, the mark of the beast!) "As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew, and were not walking with Him anymore. Jesus said therefore to the twelve, 'You do not want to go away also, do you?' Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words … Continue reading I Wonder as I Wander
John 6:52-65 "The Jews therefore began to argue with one another, saying, 'How can this man give us His flesh to eat?' Jesus therefore said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who … Continue reading Messiah; Metaphorical Manna or Life without Leaven?
John 6:45-51 "It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. Not that any man has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, he … Continue reading Life Bringing Bread
John 6:41-53 "The Jews therefore were grumbling about Him, because He said, 'I am the bread that came down out of heaven.' And they were saying, 'Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, "I have come down out of heaven?"' Jesus answered and … Continue reading Seeing Symbolic Signs; Dividing Rightly
John 6:28-40 "They said therefore to Him, 'What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?' Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.' They said therefore to Him, 'What then do You do for a sign, that we … Continue reading Missed the Boat, the Metaphor and the Messiah
How Egocentric! John 6:16-27 "Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. And the sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind … Continue reading Imagery, Irony, Illusionary and Me
John 6:12-21 "And when they were filled, He said to His disciples, 'Gather up the leftover fragments that nothing may be lost.' And so they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten. When therefore the people saw the sign … Continue reading Immersed in Imagery, Walking on Water
John 6:14 "When therefore the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, 'This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world.'" The CAGED method of Biblical hermeneutics: Context, Aspirations of Author, Genre, Examples and Divide Rightly. In John chapter 14, verse 6, speaking to his disciples, specifically … Continue reading Metaphorical Miracles: Part Two; Where Prophecy Points
John 6:12-13 + 6:44-46 "And when they were filled, He said to His disciples, 'Gather up the leftover fragments that nothing may be lost.' And so they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten." "No one can come to … Continue reading Metaphorical Miracles: Part One; Firm Foundations
John 6:10-14; 31&32; et al "Jesus said, 'Have the people sit down.' Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus therefore took the loaves; and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they … Continue reading Metaphorical Meanings Manifested by a Miraculous Ministry Misconstrued by Manipulation of the Manuscript
John 6:1-something "After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). And a great multitude was following Him, because they were seeing the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. … Continue reading A Metaphor in a Miracle?
"After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). And a great multitude was following Him, because they were seeing the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. Now the … Continue reading Christmas Corral
John 5:30-47 "I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. If I alone bear witness of Myself, My testimony is not true. There is another who bears witness of … Continue reading Dividing Rightly the Divine Discourse
John 5:14-29 "Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, 'Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse may befall you.' The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, … Continue reading Wonder Working Power
John 5:9-24 "Now it was the Sabbath on that day. Therefore the Jews were saying to him who was cured, 'It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.' But he answered them, 'He who made me well was the one who said to me, "Take up your pallet … Continue reading Taught Traditions and Hypocrisy Highlighted
John 5:1-18 "After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the … Continue reading The Daring and Doggedly Dubious Dogmas
John 4:43-54 "And after the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also … Continue reading Keeping it Simple Yet Somewhat Scholarly
John 4:39-45 "And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, 'He told me all the things that I have done.' So when the Samaritans came to Him, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many … Continue reading Simplicity in Samaria
John 4:13-14 & 31-38 "Jesus answered and said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.'" "In … Continue reading Water Welling, Spirit Swelling
John 4:22-38 Jesus is speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well; "'You worship that which you do not know; we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people … Continue reading Welling Up
John 4:13&14, et al "Jesus answered and said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.'" It … Continue reading Worship, War of words and the Word
John 4 (mostly in the middle) There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give Me a drink.' For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, 'How is it that You, being Jew, ask me for a drink since … Continue reading Divine Date with Destiny and the Woman at the Well
John 4:1-6 "When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. And He had to pass through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria, … Continue reading Prelude to a Divine Date with Destiny
John 3:22-36 "After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing. And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and they were coming and were being baptized. For John had not yet been thrown … Continue reading Increasingly Decreasing
John 3:17-19 "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son … Continue reading Climate Exchange
John 3:16 Say it with me: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." But can you recite verse 15 and verse 17? Even that is not considering the context. John 3:16 is a wonderful verse but can … Continue reading Idle Worship
John 3:1-21 "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, 'Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.' … Continue reading The Temple of His Body, the People for His Pleasure; Part2