Seeing Symbolic Signs; Dividing Rightly

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

Immersed in Imagery, Walking on Water

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

Metaphorical Miracles: Part Two; Where Prophecy Points

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

Metaphorical Miracles: Part One; Firm Foundations

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

Metaphorical Meanings Manifested by a Miraculous Ministry Misconstrued by Manipulation of the Manuscript

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

Wonder Working Power

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

Taught Traditions and Hypocrisy Highlighted

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

The Daring and Doggedly Dubious Dogmas

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

Keeping it Simple Yet Somewhat Scholarly

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

Simplicity in Samaria

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

Water Welling, Spirit Swelling

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

Divine Date with Destiny and the Woman at the Well

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

Increasingly Decreasing

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

Climate Exchange

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

The Temple of His Body, the People for His Pleasure; Part2

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

The Temple of His Body, The People for His Pleasure; Part 1

John 2:12-35 "After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and there they stayed a few days. And the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and … Continue reading The Temple of His Body, The People for His Pleasure; Part 1