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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:40 Comments comments (10)

John 8:

The Pharisees again try to catch Jesus out. He confounds them and deals with the woman: "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more."

Compare with John 3: 17-18. Not to condemn but to save.

In the rest of chapter 8 he makes clear his oneness with the Father, and his pre-existence with God.

Only by

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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:40 Comments comments (0)

*John 6.*

After feeding the 5000, Jesus got away from the crowds. But they searched him out, wanting another miracle (preferably a meal!).

Note the contrast with the Samaritans in John 4: no mention of a miracle, yet many believed. The Jews had witnessed miracles but were only interested in being fed.

Jesus said "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry."

His task, as with Nicodemus and the woman at the well, ...

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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:35 Comments comments (0)

*John 5.*

1-15: Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. Since He could have chosen another day, it seems that He was unconcerned at the Jews' predictable reaction.

The point that healing was more important than legalistic requirements has a spiritual as well as earthly application.

16-18: Their attack was not just about the Sabbath, but "making Himself equal with God" (note these are John's words, not the Jews).

19-47: Jesus gives a comp...

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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:35 Comments comments (0)

John 4:

It's stating the obvious to say that Jesus 'knew what he was doing'!

He knew everything about the "woman at the well". Even his disciples accepted that he would talk to a Samaritan - but were surprised that he spoke to a woman!!! Not only was she of dubious character (4 husbands and living with another), but was probably lower class and looked down on by her neighbours.

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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:35 Comments comments (0)

John 3:1-21.

 

1&2: Nicodemus, a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, came to see Jesus at night. He was a member of the highest religious council/court, yet he called Jesus 'Rabbi', accepted his miracles and that God was with him.

 

3: Jesus sets the theme: "No-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

 

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Bible study: Book of John

Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:30 Comments comments (0)

Summary Of Our Study Of John 1: 1-18:

Written after the other gospels, which John would have read.

1. "In the beginning.." John's gospel has a different perspective, starting with God in the beginning.

We understand that the Word was made flesh as Jesus, but the impact of this on early readers would have been immense.

Gen 1:3...

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Forgiving

Posted on 27 September, 2018 at 7:45 Comments comments (1)

Mark 11:25 

Jesus said, ".....And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."


It is true that we do find the act of forgiving difficult to 'just do'. Our 'flesh' has all the reasons, all the facts, all the excuses and  all the eviden...

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Salvation

Posted on 12 September, 2013 at 0:40 Comments comments (0)

Book of Mark:

Please accept this gift. We want to encourage people to read this short book because it has something to say about what really is important in life; not money, not your job, not your car or holidays, but what you are like on the inside.

God made us and allowed us the freedom to be like him or to make our own choices and our own mistakes. He wants us to love each other but we often choose not to, and...

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