John 7:1-24 His brothers. The world in general. The Jewish leaders. The crowds. All confused about who Jesus was and why he came into the world. The world, He says, hates Him. Not because He’s despicably evil. Why? And what difference does that make today?
John 6:41-71 When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, or communion, we take bread that represents the body of Jesus and juice that pictures the blood of Jesus. Jesus tells the Jewish authorities “eating his flesh and drinking his blood” or they have no life in themselves. This offended the authorities and confused the disciples. But […]
John 6:22-40 I like eating bread. Particularly warm, homemade bread, with real butter melted into it. But, after the first piece, I want a second. Then tomorrow, I wake again, and I am still hungry. Pattern sound familiar? But just as there is a spiritual water which quenches spiritual thirst, so, too, is there spiritual […]
Matthew 28:18-20 I joined a bass club some time ago. It allows me access to fish different ponds around Texas and Louisiana (for an added fee, sadly). As a card-holding member, I am just that – an official member of the club! So, you might ask, how often have you used the membership in 2017? […]
John 6:1-21 Optical illusions are entertaining. Which line is longer? Are these the same colors? What do you see here? Optical illusions are just that – they seem to show something different than what is really there. Our eyes can be fooled! This week, we see two events that are, in a sense, spiritual optical […]
John 5:19-47 Have you seen any of the “Captain Obvious” commercials? Here’s a statement that would fit in one of those: “Jesus is Unique.” Well thanks, Pastor Obvious!!! Keep in mind, though, that those who lived during the time of Jesus had to come to that conclusion based on His works and words. And in […]
John 5:1-18 The young person heard the gospel, really heard it for the first time. Sure, others had told him about Jesus, but this time his heart heard it. And he believed in Jesus for eternal life. He was excited, as was the person who shared the gospel with him. This man told his pastor […]
John 4:43-54 We were flying at about 35,000 feet, flying over the Aleutian Islands, headed for the Philippines. We hit some turbulence, bumpy but not severe. Yet, I gripped my hand rest all the tighter. Why do I get nervous? I don’t know, but I do (a bad trait for someone who flies as much […]
John 20:1-10, 26-31 This title is often associated with Christmas. But, the reason for THIS season (Easter) also gives the reason for THAT season (Christmas), as well as every other season of life.
John 4:1-42 You may read that and think, “that makes no sense!” But, in the day of Jesus, some travel avoided the shortest distance. Instead, the route chosen was “out of the way,” not because the travel was easier. Jesus, however, took the politically incorrect travel route and committed several politically incorrect errors on what […]