Monthly Archives: August 2014

John 1:29-34 Levitical Foreshadowing

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, … Continue reading


John 1:19-28 Straightening Things Out

19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What … Continue reading


John 1:1-18 Jesus: The Life, The Light, The Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In … Continue reading


John: Introduction

John seems so different from the other gospels because it is.  Much of the material in John is not shared with the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The content focuses on themes of light and darkness, Jesus as … Continue reading


Luke 12:13-34 Aligning Heaven and Earth for Eternal Riches

Aligning Heaven and Earth for Eternal Riches I have more stuff now than I have ever had.  I have a house, two cars, and a positive bank account.  I am never really hungry and I am never really thirsty.  I … Continue reading

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Luke 12:1-12 Fearing Satan or Fearing God

Fearing Satan or Fearing God “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell” (v. 5) N.T. Wright thinks the verse above is talking … Continue reading

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Luke 11:29-54 Scurrying into Darkness

Scurrying into Darkness We have a new guinea-pig called Sugar Cookie.  He has an unusual name for a boy, but he is white and light brown which is why Daryl, my son, named him that way. Spotting the guinea-pig was … Continue reading

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Luke 11:14-28 Dismissing Jesus

Dismissing Jesus There are many ways that people put Jesus aside.  For the atheist Jesus is a myth at best, but usually he is a petty Jewish peasant who said a few interesting things about morality that are outmoded.  For … Continue reading

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Luke 11:1-13 Prayer and Petition

I am challenged at the moment to pray.  Melissa Hagan, who attends the International House of Prayer, has sent me some material to read about petition and intercession.  Communication with God is an essential element of our relationship with him.  … Continue reading

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Luke 10:38-42 Challenging a Woman’s Role

Challenging a Woman’s Role Some of you know that I am reading N. T. Wright’s Commentary, “Luke for Everyone”.  Wright says that the radical nature of what Jesus is doing with Mary and Martha is often lost in translation.  Some … Continue reading

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