Contributed on Feb 13, 2009
The people who heard Jesus teach relied on a lot of things, but only hope would show them the way.
Focus on Hope John 7:25-31 • There was confusion and beliefs around Jesus. • Whether we find confusion or belief depends upon what we focus on. I. The Hysteria (25) • They heard him teach. They heard the rumors. • They were confused. What He was saying was Messiah-like. • Yet, the rulers who ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2009
Jesus gave each person an opportunity to step towards God or step away from Him, depending upon what they did with the rock in their hand.
Your Rock: Gripping It or Letting Go John 7:53-8:11 (NKJV) (Have a basket of rocks available so everyone can take one during the service when offered.) * This passage stated not to be in the earliest texts. * Text and context even questions whether it was written by John. * Some translations ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2009
Who was the Word, and what is His significance in knowing God the Father? John starts his book by making the subject very clear.
The Word Revealed John 1:1-18 * John, the beloved disciple of our Lord, is the author of this fourth Gospel in our New Testament. * He is also the author of three letters--First, Second, and Third John--and the book of Revelation. * John wrote his Gospel and letters around A.D. 85-90, ...read more