Monthly Archives: June 2013

The End of the Work of God as Regards Man

  John 6:38-40 (HCSB) For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me:that I should lose none of those He has … Continue reading

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“Here’s Your Sign”

Speaking of things stuck in one’s head, how about that comedian from a few years ago and his monologue on “Here’s Your Sign.” Why did that particular piece come to mind while I’m digging into John 6.22-59?  I’m glad you … Continue reading

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“Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?”

Why is it that I remember a ditty from Sesame Street from like 90 years ago?  I don’t know, but it certainly does demonstrate the power of a catchy phrase set to music, doesn’t it?  The point of the song … Continue reading

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Jesus: No Wholesale Food Provider

I always find G. Campbell Morgan helps me see the broad themes of the gospels better than anyone else.  He has a knack for putting more in a sentence or two than other commentators put into a full page.  He … Continue reading

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Why Walk on Water? Why now?

Fresh from feeding the 5000ish with 5 loaves and 2 fish, Jesus sends his disciples off to Capernaum [John]/Bethsaida [Mark]. Short aside: There is a possible discrepancy here, depending upon whether there was one or to Bethsaidas on the Sea … Continue reading

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Again with the Present Tense, John?

Again and again when John begins to recount a narrative event in Christ’s life, he slips into the present tense.  Well, I say, “slips,” but really this is his plan all along.  It’s kind of unfortunate that we just can’t … Continue reading

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Jesus Feeds the 5000ish: What Does it Mean?

When you set out to study a passage, sometimes the more familiar that passage is, the more difficult it is to work with.  The story of the feeding of the 5000ish is Exhibit A.  If you’ve grown up in the … Continue reading

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