The Gospel of John: John 11

Last week Jesus continued to explain how he is God. He pointed towards testimonies of others, Scripture, and even the miracles he was able to perform. There were many who believed, and still many that did not. This week Jesus shows us that he is in the messiness of life with us. He does not sit above it all and never gets touched. Rather, being human, God experienced the same pain and struggles that we have to deal with on a regular basis.

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Happy Thanksgiving! I know that this time of year might be hard for you with the loss of someone special. I think this week’s chapter is a good reminder that we can still be joyous through pain.

Last week Jesus continued to explain how he is God. He pointed towards testimonies of others, Scripture, and even the miracles he was able to perform. There were many who believed, and still many that did not. This week Jesus shows us that he is in the messiness of life with us. He does not sit above it all and never gets touched. Rather, being human, God experienced the same pain and struggles that we have to deal with on a regular basis. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 11”

The Gospel of John: John 9

Last week we saw Jesus make his testimony about himself. Now his attention goes to show himself to a man that was in desperate need.

Last week we saw Jesus make his testimony about himself. Now his attention goes to show himself to a man that was in desperate need. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 9”

The Gospel of John: John 8

Last week’s chapter ended with a call from Nicodemus (yes, the same Nicodemus from chapter 3) for the Pharisees to hear Jesus’ testimony. This chapter is Jesus’ testimony, but first we have to make a small detour. There are some older manuscripts that do not have 7:53-8:11. There are some scholars that might say I should skip over it, but it is in my Bible so we are going to look at it anyway.

Last week’s chapter ended with a call from Nicodemus (yes, the same Nicodemus from chapter 3) for the Pharisees to hear Jesus’ testimony. This chapter is Jesus’ testimony, but first we have to make a small detour. There are some older manuscripts that do not have 7:53-8:11. There are some scholars that might say I should skip over it, but it is in my Bible so we are going to look at it anyway. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 8”

The Gospel of John: John 6

Last week the people became so focused on what they thought about God, they missed His work right in front of them. This week they become so focused on what Jesus is doing, they misunderstand what it means.

Last week the people became so focused on what they thought about God, they missed His work right in front of them. This week they become so focused on what Jesus is doing, they misunderstand what it means. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 6”

The Gospel of John: John 5

Sorry about the abrupt study last week. I felt that there was a lot in that chapter and I was getting way to easily distracting by going down rabbit holes. I hope that this week goes much smoother for both of us. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 5”

The Gospel of John: John 4

After being in Jerusalem for the last couple chapters, Jesus decides it is time to head back into Galilee. His travels take him through Samaria where he meets a woman and changes her life. There is a lot that we can pull out of this chapter, and I am only going to cover a small amount of it. So pick up a Bible and join me this week. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 4”

The Gospel of John: John 3

A continuation of the study on the Gospel of John

The past couple weeks we have seen many different testimonies that have been pointing out who Jesus is. The testimonies of John the Baptist and the first few disciples all show that Jesus is the Christ and God in flesh. I ended last week by making urging you to reach out to someone if you do not know who Jesus is. This week we see what it means to find salvation. We get the first real teaching Jesus offers in the Gospel. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 3”

The Gospel of John: John 2

Continuing our study of the Gospel of John.

Last week we took a look at the beginning chapter of John’s Gospel. We talked about how Jesus is the reason for Creation and how John shows people pointing the way for others to reach Christ. I ended by encouraging you to reach out to a non-believer, and hopefully, you have had the time to do that this week. This week, the testimonies continue but they are not coming from others, rather they come from the actions of Jesus. His own actions become proof that he is who he claims to be. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 2”

The Gospel of John: John 1

Continuing our study of the Gospel of John.

The Bible begins at the beginning of everything. Genesis opens with words that are very commonly known. I’m fairly certain that they might be so well known that most anyone could tell you it starts, “In the beginning.” This phrase lets us know where the story of God begins. It is not in some period that exists after a previous period. It is the beginning. Nothing before it. Everything that has ever happened is after. In this opening chapter of the Gospel of John, we find the same phrase. Where Genesis shows that God created, the beginning of the Gospel of John shows us that Jesus was at the beginning, participating with God in the act of creation. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 1”

Intro to John

The most major component I find in my spiritual life is the discipline of Bible Study. While I do this both professionally and academically, there is a need for it to be done for a personal purpose. No matter how you study the Bible, as Christians we must remember that our goal is ultimately to learn more of God. After all, we claim to have a relationship with God, how can we say that if we are not paying attention to the actual words we have of Him. Because of this, I believe it is foundational here at the HMB that we have fairly regular Bible studies. Starting today we will begin our study of the Gospel of John. This week will be an overview of the Gospel and some general ideas. Starting next week we will be working through the book a chapter at a time, week-by-week. Continue reading “Intro to John”