The only miracle of Jesus recorded in all four Gospels occurs just before the Passover. It also happens to happen on perhaps the most stressful day in Jesus’ life, besides the crucifixion. Yet, Jesus offers people bread they so needed, thus proving himself to be God who really fulfills our every need.
During this discourse with the Jewish leaders, John presents the situation in a trial motif. But it wasn’t Jesus on the trial. Rather, the world was put on trial by Jesus. All of Scripture bares witness to Jesus, and the question is whether the world will be found guilty or not guilty in recognizing and […]
In our text today, Jesus heals a person who had been invalid for 38 years. He does this on Sabbath, nonetheless, drawing criticisms from many Jewish leaders. But Jesus shows that, as the Lord of Sabbath, he came to show mercy. Being merciful is more important than keeping the tradition of religion.
Happy and blessed Thanksgiving! I hope that we can, on this Thanksgiving Sunday, look back upon the year and be thankful for the faithfulness of God upon us this past year. There are so many things to be thankful for. Each and every day, we may not realize how much God loves us or blesses […]
In an unusual conversation with a Samaritan woman, Jesus offers the living water, through which she would never thirst again. He offers that water to any and all of us as well. How do we receive that living water and let it quench our thirst?
When Jesus was travelling back to Galilee, John records that he had to pass through Samaria. This is not a route people would normally take. But Jesus, on purpose, chose to go this way. Why did Jesus go through Samaria? Who did he meet? How does that matter for us?
In Bible Belt – there are two kinds of Christians. You are born a Christian, and you become a Born-Again Christian. Born-Again Christian – carries lots of meaning. One survey says that 6, 70% of Americans do not want to have Born-Again Christians as their neighbors. It is because we misunderstand what being born-again means. […]
The Gospel of John has many familiar stories. But when we take a deep look at it, we see many spiritual truths. Today’s text is also very familiar. Jesus cleansed the temple. The story shows up in the Synoptics, but that is at the end of Jesus’ ministry, and this story, today, is at the […]