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John 3:22-24 says,
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-9/
Jesus was lifted up on the cross, not only as a sign of His death but also of His ascension and glorification (John 3:13). Later, on the night before He was to be crucified, His… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-8/
When Jesus told Nicodemus the difference between natural and spiritual birth, he did not seem to know anything about this. John 3:9, 10 says,
9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-7/
The next story that the apostle compiled is a further explanation of Jesus’ first sign regarding turning water into wine. The sign was ultimately about sonship, or how to become… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-6/
John 2:23-25 says,
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing.
It appears that Jesus… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-5/
After Jesus cast the money changers out of the temple, the disciples realized that His actions were prophesied in Psalm 69:9. The verse is quoted in John 2:17, which says,
The miracle at the wedding in Cana is generally considered to be Jesus’ first miracle. He was obviously reluctant to perform that miracle, telling His mother, “My hour has not yet… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-3/
John 2:6 NASB says,
6 Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
The NASB is trying to be… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-2/
The first chapter of the Gospel of John is the apostle’s introduction to the eight signs by which Jesus manifested heaven’s glory in the earth. These eight signs overlay upon the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/jesus-first-sign-part-1/
In the 1600’s there was a messianic movement among Jews that was led by Shabbatai Zevi (1626-1676). He was probably one of the most popular of about 50 Jewish messiahs that have… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-sabbatean-plan-of-redemption-through-sin/
In part 11 of this series, I mistakenly identified Nathanael as being Philip’s brother. I must have been thinking of Simon and Andrew, who were brothers. Anyway, I will be making… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-13-reflections-on-the-first-chapter/
John 1:47 says,
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”
Nathanael is a Hebrew name (Nethanyah or… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-12-the-true-israelite/
Matthew and Luke tell us that after His baptism Jesus “immediately” (Mark 1:12) went into the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil. John omits that entire story, probably… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-11-the-next-days/
After John baptized Jesus at the Jordan, the Spirit of God descended upon Him in the form of a dove. John 1:32-34 says,
32 John testified, saying, “I have seen the Spirit… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-10-the-descent-of-the-dove/
John was drawing large crowds, which in turn drew attention from the religious authorities in the temple. The Pharisees appear to be the first to question John’s credentials and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-jesus-baptism/
John 1:19-21 says,
19 This is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-johns-ministry/
John 1:15 says,
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me’.”… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-7-the-pleroma/
John 1:14 says,
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Word of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-6-the-weight-of-glory/
Christ is the living Light that was spoken at the beginning, John says. He is therefore the living Word (Memra/Logos) through which all things were created at the beginning and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-5-the-sons-of-god/
Another main theme in John’s gospel, which he introduces in John 1:4, 5 is that the living word was light:
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-4-the-light-and-the-witness/
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