Monthly Archives: October 2012

“I am not the Christ” (Theology Alert)

“He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”” (John 1:20–21 ESV) We have to go into this topic of Christ because it is muy importante [I know, what you’re thinking: Do we really? I was … Continue reading

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“Who Takes Away the Sin of the World”

“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 ESV) What does it mean to take away the sin of the world? The … Continue reading

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“Behold, the Lamb of God, who”…Wait, What?

“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29–30 ESV) When you read statements like John’s here with fresh eyes, especially from a … Continue reading

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“You Humble Now, Holmes”

“John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”” (John 1:26–27 ESV) In the movie Tin … Continue reading

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Christ and John: Word and Voice

A. W. Pink in his excellent commentary on the Gospel of John (which you can buy for .99 for the Kindle! [Seriously.  Go buy it now!]) points out how Christ as the Word and John as the Voice seamlessly express … Continue reading

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Was John the Baptist Elijah or Not?

Stupidest question ever, right?  John 1.21 – Are you Elijah?  He said, “I am not.”[Answer solved.  Shortest blog post ever, eh? Uh…no].  The problem here is not with John, the problem is with Jesus.  Here is Jesus:  “He answered, “Elijah … Continue reading

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According to John (the Baptist)

Between John the apostle and John the Baptizer, one can rapidly lose one’s way when referring to John in the Gospel of John!  So today we’re talking about John the Baptizer in John 1.19-34 (got that? Proceed no further until … Continue reading

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John: Christ – One-of-a-Kind Son from the Father

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 ESV) When John writes “the only Son from the … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Exegesis of God

I know what you’re thinking why did I waste my time reading this stupid blog what the heck does “exegesis” mean and why did this idiot this super excellent writer use it? My apologies, but it is so crucial to … Continue reading

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Esther One: A M’sh’ti for Vashti

Esther one introduces us to a couple of key characters, Ahasuerus (Xerxes) who will play a roll throughout the book, and Vashti, who will begin as queen of Persia and end the chapter deposed and disgraced. Persians were infamous for … Continue reading

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