May 30, 2021
Scripture Reading: John 7:25-36
The exchange in the temple between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders continues in this passage. The opposition to Jesus is becoming clearer through this conversation and the declarations of Jesus are becoming more piercing.
The confusion on the part of the people prompts Jesus to...
May 16, 2021
Scripture Reading: John 7:1-13
It is clear from reading the gospel of John that the author records a growing hostility toward Jesus as time goes on. There is a mixture of confusion and disdain as the people, and particularly the Jewish leaders, become familiar with Christ.
This passage gives us insight into the extent...
May 9, 2021
Scripture Reading John 6:60-71
This passage presents the reader with a puzzling question. John 6:60 says that "Jesus knew from the beginning . . . who it was who would betray him." And in John 6:70 Jesus says, "Did not I choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil." The natural question is this: If Jesus knew,...
May 2, 2021
Scripture Reading John 6:52-65
The declarations of Jesus in this section of John could not be more indescribable in their glory. But in the ears of Christ's listeners His assertions were utterly incomprehensible. As clear as Jesus was, and repeatedly so, the Jews in the Capernaum synagogue had no idea what He was...