Monthly Archives: March 2013

Some Fighting Words from Jesus

This is a screenshot of the High Definition New Testament put together by Steve Runge at Logos Bible Software.  We can learn a lot about the passage from Steve.  The words that are in bold are emphasized in the text, … Continue reading

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“Now That Day was the Sabbath”

The whole point of John 5 [and especially John 5.1-18] is stated by John in the second half of vs. 9.  Jesus healed a man who had been ill for 38 years on the Sabbath [good thing, right?] and it … Continue reading

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Where Exactly is that Pool?

                        John 5.1-9 gives us a good chance to use maps and pictures (if we have them) to get a greater understanding of what is going on in the … Continue reading

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“Alright, What did They do with Verse 4?”

“Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5 One man was there who had been an … Continue reading

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Why is Jesus so Harsh (Sometimes)?

“So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”” (John 4:48 ESV) Here is a guy whose son is literally on his deathbed and he is desperate and he comes to Jesus because Jesus … Continue reading

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The Forest…Through the Trees

One of the easy things to do when we study the Bible is to get so lost among the beauty of individual trees that we forget we are in a forest.  When we come out of the forest, we have … Continue reading

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Five Words

“Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.”  With those words, Alexander Graham Bell began the age of communication at a distance via telephone.  It would not be long (1900) before communication of the human voice over radio waves became possible.  … Continue reading

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