Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jesus: Good or a Deceiver?

“And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.”” (John 7:12, ESV) As Jesus goes up to the Feast of the Tabernacles … Continue reading

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Enough γογγυσμόςing!

“And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.”” (John 7:12, ESV) John uses an interesting word to describe what the crowd … Continue reading

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“The World is Precisely that which cannot Receive Him”

First, Jesus’ brothers say this: “So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known … Continue reading

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“It’s Works are Evil”

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.” (John 7:7, ESV) Jesus to his brothers [who at this point, as John tells us, did not believe in him]. When … Continue reading

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Adventures in Translation [Why Comparing English Bibles is Worthwhile]

So I’m on to the next section of the Gospel of John (John 7.1-9).  Being blessed to be English speakers we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to Bible translations.  If you use YouVersion, you have a free … Continue reading

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Where was Jesus “Before?”

Jesus makes a startling statement to “many of his disciples” in John 6:  “But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Know (and when did He Know It)?

John makes two interesting comments about the extent of Christ’s knowledge in John 6.60-71. “But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this?” (John 6:61, ESV) “But there … Continue reading

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