Contributed on Jan 9, 2008
Like John, we should lay aside our pride to serve Christ.
“The Jews” • The expression is used 71 times in John. • Most commonly it refers to the Jewish leaders, especially those of Jerusalem and Judea (as here in 1:19), and usually they are cast as those who actively oppose Jesus, fail to understand Him, and who finally seek His death. • Not all Jewish ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2008
Discipleship is not a one-time decision; it’s a lifelong journey.
In these verses, Jesus gains five of His original twelve disciples: (1) Andrew (2) An unnamed disciple (probably John) (3) Simon Peter (Andrew’s brother) (4) Philip (5) Nathanael (perhaps also known as Bartholomew; Bartholomew is linked with Philip in the other three Gospels – Matthew 10:3; ...read more