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Category: Gospel of John

John 3:1-21 | You All Must Be Born Again

October 13, 2019

John 3 contains a strong candidate for the most popular verse in the Bible. And for good reason: it succinctly captures the heart of God, the ministry of Jesus, and the promise of salvation for all who come to him in faith. However, as is so often the case with […]

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John 2:12–25 | The True Temple

October 6, 2019

When we think of Jesus, is he domesticated? While Jesus is indeed gentle and kind, Scripture also presents him as a righteous judge. One who truly loves good will also hate evil. The story of Jesus cleansing the temple illustrates this fact well: there are some things for which Jesus […]

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John 2:1-11 | The True Bridegroom

September 29, 2019

The Bible begins and ends with a wedding.  In the first wedding, Eve is presented to Adam (Gen 2). In the last wedding the New Jerusalem—the Church, the bride—is presented to Christ (Rev 19; 21–22).  John 2:1–11 also tells the story of a wedding; one that foreshadows the great wedding […]

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John 1:19-51 | Behold

September 22, 2019

John chapter 1 leads us into the story. Remembering that the purpose of John’s Gospel is that we believe Jesus is the Christ (John 20:30–31), it is unsurprising that after the prologue, we have two stories about faith in Jesus. John the Witness (1:19–34) Jesus’ cousin John is commonly called […]

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John 1:1-18 | In the Beginning

September 9, 2019

The beginning of every good story is important. It places the reader in the story’s world, gives them a rough map, points out some important people, and gives them a gentle push to start their journey.  The prologue of John’s Gospel is unique compared to the other three Gospels. With […]

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