Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem – John 7:10-25

As we learned last time, Jesus turned down His brothers’ suggestion that He join them in Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths.  But once they are on their way, Jesus does follow them to the feast in secret. 10 But … Continue reading

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“My Time Has Not Yet Come” – John 7:1-9

Moving now to John chapter 7, let’s take a quick review of our timeline so far. Jesus heals a lame man on the Sabbath in Jerusalem. Jesus claims to be the Son of God. The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem seek … Continue reading

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Words of Eternal Life – John 6:66-69

Returning now to the narrative of John chapter 6, Jesus has concluded His discussion about true food and true drink with the following result.  John 6:66 As a result of this (the confusion over Jesus’ explanation of the spiritual meaning … Continue reading

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The Father Draws His Own – John 6:64-65

John 6:64 “But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. 65 And He was saying, “For this … Continue reading

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True Food and True Drink – John 6:55-65

As we ended last time, Jesus was explaining the spiritual significance of His “eating My flesh and drinking My blood” metaphor.  Eating the flesh of Christ and drinking the blood of Christ is a metaphor for appropriating Christ by faith, … Continue reading

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“I am the Bread of Life” – John 6:43-54

We are near the halfway mark in our exploration of John chapters 5 through 7.  Summarizing to this point in the story, Jesus is confronted by the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem over what we might now consider a minor offense, healing … Continue reading

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The Bread of Eternal Life – John 6:30-42

Jesus is in the middle of a dialogue with the Jews as He taught in the synagogue in Capernaum.  He has just emphasized the need to believe that He is the Son of God sent by the Father.  His hearers … Continue reading

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The Food That Will Not Perish – John 6:16-29

John 6:16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea (the Sea of Galilee), 17 and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had … Continue reading

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The Feeding of the 5000 – John 6:1-15

Moving now to John chapter 6, Jesus has left Jerusalem and gone to Galilee.  1 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias ). 2 A large crowd followed Him, because … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls His Witnesses to the Stand – John 5:31-47

(Note:  John chapter 7 was published this morning by mistake.  Here is the next post in the series.) Up to this point in John chapter 5, Jesus has been identifying Himself as the divine Son sent by God.  But now … Continue reading

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