The Lord will prepare us for what comes to pass in life. Scripture even tells us that God will provide a way out of our trials and temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13). In the sixteenth chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus was preparing the disciples for His departure. He even prophesied that they would be scattered. However, Jesus encourages the disciples by telling them that when they … Continue reading But, be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
God does not point out our sin to laugh at us or scorn. Instead, he reveals our issues so that we can deal with them appropriately. That is, to be cleansed and forgiven. In the story of Genesis, the brothers need to make a second trip to Egypt. They will face their sin one way or another. Joseph is building with excitement to reveal his … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#14)
How did the Old Testament people receive salvation? Is Jesus Plan B? These two questions are given solid answers in this chapter. You may have heard someone say that the Old Testament was presented salvation by works and the New Testament by grace. However, salvation is received in the Old Testament and New Testament the same way. By faith. Read Genesis 15:1-21 Paul wrote, “What … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#7)
The sixth miracle seems similar to the previous healing miracle we saw in chapter 5 where Jesus healed a paralyzed man for 38 years. The movements of Jesus are the same: Jesus healed, disappears, and then reappears. John 9:1-7 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his … Continue reading Seven Sign in John: 6 – A Blind Man Healed
Thirty-eight years is a long time to deal with one disease. But that’s exactly what this individual had been doing. He and countless others would gather themselves together beside the pool of Bethesda waiting for a miracle. At this place, an angel would supposedly trouble the waters, causing a ripple. We do not know who the angel is or whether they are a heavenly or … Continue reading Seven Signs in John: 3 – The Man of Bethesda
Jesus just had a wonderful ministry in Samaria and other places outside of his hometown. Nicodemus, women at the well. Now he is returning home. Jesus knows the people’s hearts. They will welcome him, but not with honor, not in the right way, but with improper motives. This is the scenario that leads up to Jesus’ second miracle in John. John 4:46-54 So Jesus came … Continue reading Seven Miracles in John: 2- The Nobleman’s Son
John, the beloved disciple, shared his purpose for writing his Gospel account. He wrote, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:31). His presentation of the life of Christ is focused on showing the reader the power and purpose of Jesus. One of the … Continue reading Seven Miracles in John: 1 – Water into Wine