Monthly Archives: April 2013

Missing the Forest for all the Beautiful, Fascinating, Intricate, Unusual, Glorious Trees

““You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you … Continue reading

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Uh Oh: Jesus in a Post-Modern, Politically-Incorrect Smack-Down

“Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But … Continue reading

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“You Do Not Have His Word Abiding in You”: A Real Beat Down

“And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the … Continue reading

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Being Careful about the Context of Contradictions

“If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true.” (John 5:31, ESV) “So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness … Continue reading

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“There is one who accuses you”: Power in Pauses

“Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But … Continue reading

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Jesus: I Really Am the Logos of God

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1, ESV) Henry Alford captures the message of Jesus’ words in John 5.12-30 very well: “The discourse is a wonderful setting forth … Continue reading

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Who or What Gives Life?

“For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.” (John 5:21, ESV) Jesus is pretty clear in John 5.21, the Father “gives [the dead] life” and “the Son … Continue reading

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