John 7:24 Tinkering with the heart

Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment. John‬ ‭7:24‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Of the many topics addressed in this dialogue in John 7, the most notable is the Jews’ offense at Christ for healing a man by the pool of Bethsaida on the Sabbath (John 5). The offense was so severe in their … Continue reading John 7:24 Tinkering with the heart

John 7:14-16 Our hidden teacher

But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?” Jesus therefore answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.” John‬ ‭7:14-16‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ … Continue reading John 7:14-16 Our hidden teacher

John 7:12-13 Red and blue Jews

Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people. But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders. John‬ ‭7:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬ Even at the time of Christ there were red and blue opinions — wide gaps … Continue reading John 7:12-13 Red and blue Jews

John 7:5 Seeing the unbelievable

For even his own brothers did not believe in him. John‬ ‭7:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Imagine those closest to Jesus — his mom, dad, and brothers. Although they initially did not choose to follow him like the disciples, they had a unique front-row seat to observe Israel’s messiah. Jesus’ public ministry to Israel began when he was … Continue reading John 7:5 Seeing the unbelievable

John 6:70-71 Betrayal

Jesus answered them, "Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?" Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him. ‭‭John‬ ‭6:70-71‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ There are so many lessons and themes in John 6, they are miraculous, … Continue reading John 6:70-71 Betrayal

John 6:61-62 Seeing the Son ascend

But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble? What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?” John‬ ‭6:61-62‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ In other words, if you are stumbled over my words, my parents, this teaching, the contradictions you see, then … Continue reading John 6:61-62 Seeing the Son ascend