Monthly Archives: November 2014

But…Jesus Nikes the World

But… “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”” (John 16:33 HCSB) Jesus had just told his disciples, those eleven … Continue reading

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“Now You Believe?”

“Now we know that You know everything and don’t need anyone to question You. By this we believe that You came from God.” Jesus responded to them, “Do you now believe?” (John 16:30–31 HCSB) The disciples say that they “believe … Continue reading

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Jesus: “No More Requests from You, Disciples!”

“In that day you will ask in My name. I am not telling you that I will make requests to the Father on your behalf. For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that … Continue reading

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Sorrow Turned to Joy

“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” (John 16:20 ESV) Unbeknownst to Jesus’ disciples the course of Jesus life and … Continue reading

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Slapped Off the Barstool of Life

“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Contradictions!

“But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’” (John 16:5 ESV) Jesus to his disciples.  Did he forget what just happened? “Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Conviction

“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning … Continue reading

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A Fate Truly Worse Than Death

““I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.” (John 16:1, ESV) The words in bold above translate a single Greek word which is σκανδαλισθῆτε [for Greek studs].  The noun form of the word originally … Continue reading

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Hated with Perfect Hatred

““If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.” (John 15:18, ESV) The words  which are in bold above, are in the perfect tense in Greek.  This is a tense that referred to something … Continue reading

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If I Only Understood what the “Ifs” Meant [Fun with Grammar!]

““If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.“If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out … Continue reading

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