John 3:14-21, Jesus and Faith in Him

[March 15, 2015] As the week of the Passion approaches, what we call Holy Week, that begins with Palm Sunday (Jesus’ public arrival at Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover) and moves on to Maundy Thursday (the night of the Last Supper and Jesus’ betrayal and arrest) and Good Friday (the day of . . . → Read More: John 3:14-21, Jesus and Faith in Him

John 20:19-31, Receive the Holy Spirit

[April 27, 2014] At the heart of this passage, which takes place on the evening of Easter Day, Jesus breathes into his disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” It is the fulfillment of everything for which the Gospel according to John has been preparing us. John’s gospel (written decades after Matthew and . . . → Read More: John 20:19-31, Receive the Holy Spirit