“Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the […]
Jesus was a popular figure after he fed the crowd by the Sea of Galilee. However, not so very long afterwards, people are starting to leave in him droves and then he asks the disciples if they are going to leave as well? Peter, always the first to speak, says, “Lord, to whom shall we […]
The day after Jesus has fed the 5,000 all the people go again to find Jesus. They even travel across the lake in order to get to him, believing that he could once again feed them. Yet later, when Jesus says you need to believe in me – that is too hard, a step too […]
I sometimes think that it is good that people are searching for things but so often people are searching for the wrong kinds of things. The assumption is that if you have something or experience something that you will be happy, but the truth is that this is never the case. What is far more […]
The people want to make Jesus king by force and yet he withdraws from them. He knows his purpose and is not tempted to deviate. Sending his disciples away he then comes to them during a storm walking on water. The key point is to see that Jesus comes to them and therefore to you […]
Jesus in this section of chapter 6 feeds 5000 men. While some conclusions may be drawn from this passage alone, it must bee seen as part of the whole chapter. Jesus really performs this miracle in order to set up his teaching about himself being the bread of life. After this teaching, many no longer […]
Jesus actually declared that his own testimony was not enough to convince someone to believe that he was the Messiah, the Son of God and so in this passage he points to the reliable witnesses that should have been enough to convince even the most hardened sceptic.
These words of Jesus were extraordinarily powerful and disconcerting to the Jewish leadership. You see they had no trouble with the fact that God works on the Sabbath but when Jesus says that he too, along with God would work on the Sabbath, they knew he was declaring some sort of equality with God which […]