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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 […]

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2 Timothy 4:1-5 Preach the Word

I wonder at times about our ability to stand firm and not be swayed by popular opinion? The thing is this! I think every person I know wants to be liked! For many people, the way to be liked is to blend in and to cave into the group or the crowd you are in. […]

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John 5:1-18 Jesus heals on the Sabbath

What at first might seem like a controversy over Jesus healing on the Sabbath is actually revealed to be more about Jesus claim to divinity, making himself equal with God.  Jesus chooses to heal one man among many.  A man it seems who not only does not know who Jesus is, but rather than seek […]

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John 4:43-54 Believing is Seeing!

I put this up for interest sake so that you can see that John is introducing us to different kinds of people. Each of these people had different needs, different income, different status, different locations, different theological positions, are of a different gender and so on. We can see that John is highlighting these different […]

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