Contributed on Feb 10, 2013
Jesus is the how, why and what of salvation.
Knowing what was to come, Jesus sought to prepare His disciples for the cross. Jesus had told His disciples that He was going to the Father who had sent Him, but they did not understand. Even less did they understand the way by which Jesus would be going; the way of the cross. At this moment, the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2013
If we are going to live fruitful lifes of eternal significance, we must maintain a meaningful connection to Jesus, the true Vine.
Our Lord uses the analogy of the vine and the branches to speak to us about how our lives are designed to be fruitful, filled with purpose and significance. Jesus is the vine, God the Father is the vine grower, and believers are the branches. God looks for fruit in the lives of His people. In ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2013
Jesus can get the job done.
Jesus refers to Himself here as the “Good Shepherd.” There were two words for “good” in the Greek language. The first one, “agathos,” indicated good in the sense of morality. The second word, “kalos,” referred to goodness in the sense of capability. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2013
What does it mean to follow Jesus, the light of the world?
John tells us that Jesus spoke these words during the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2). On the evening of the first day, there was a ceremony called the “Illumination of the Temple” which involved the ritual lighting of four golden oil-fed lamps in the Court of Women. These lamps were ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2013
Jesus is the source of resurrection life.
Jesus had received word about the illness of his friend, Lazarus. Upon receiving the news, Jesus tarried two days before journeying to Bethany, Lazarus’ home. Upon arriving there, He was told that Lazarus had died. All of this was in God’s plan, of course, for it was the Father’s ...read more
Contributed on Apr 10, 2013
Jesus came to bring us abundant life.
In this chapter, Jesus speaks about two kinds of sheep-folds. In the villages there were communal sheep-folds where all the village flocks were sheltered when they returned home at night. These folds were protected by a strong door of which only the watchman had the key. It was to this kind of ...read more