Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dear John: Please Give us Some Direct Objects!

“When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.” (John 11:33 ESV) “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35 ESV) The two verses above are notoriously difficult … Continue reading

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Mary and Martha and Jesus

Martha:   “εἶπεν οὖν ἡ Μάρθα πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν· κύριε, εἰ ἦς ὧδε οὐκ ἂν ἀπέθανεν ὁ ἀδελφός μου·” (John 11:21, NA27) “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:21, ESV) … Continue reading

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Martha: “I Have Believed”

“She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”” (John 11:27 ESV) Martha’s response to Jesus, and what a response it is.  There is no clearer statement … Continue reading

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“I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”” (John 11:25–26 ESV) What did … Continue reading

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“On the Last Day”

“Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”” (John 11:23–24 ESV) Martha had assimilated and understood Jesus’ teaching on the last day quite … Continue reading

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Martha

“So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house.” (John 11:19–20 ESV) Martha hears word that Jesus is coming to Bethany, although he is too late, her brother is already … Continue reading

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Sitting Shiva

“And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house.” (John 11:19–20 ESV) In … Continue reading

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