Monthly Archives: August 2015
I think it is interesting when Pilate asks the Jewish leader what charges they were bringing against Jesus they replied, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.” Pilate didn’t ask them if he … Continue reading
vv. 21b-23- “May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you … Continue reading
v. 2- “They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. ” I have discussed how the persecution led by Saul fit what … Continue reading
In v. 3 Jesus tells the disciples they are “already clean.” That statement seems a bit out of place in this discourse about the vine and the branches.
This chapter ends with Jesus saying, “Come now, let us leave.” But chapter 15 picks right up with another discourse. Did they actually leave, or did Jesus change his mind. Curious.
Recently my wife came across some commentary about the foot washing that claimed Jesus was trying to teach the disciples about forgiveness rather than servanthood. I don’t think I can agree with that position. Any thoughts?
So there has been some discussion about whether or not Judas Iscariot was actually a believer. I have maintained that he probably was not. The fact that John records he was stealing from the disciples’ treasury seems to bolster that … Continue reading
John says of Caiaphas when he spoke of killing Jesus, “He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but … Continue reading
Every time Jesus is accused of being mad or demon possessed it is because of the words he speaks. And every time some think he is demon possessed, others say he is not because a demon possessed man cannot make … Continue reading