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