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

John 20:19-31, The Beginning of Our Corporate Life

[May 1, 2011] Last Sunday, we saw how the Gospel according to John depicts Christ’s bodily resurrection as the birth, from the womb of the earth, of the new creation. His body (His human nature) had become transformed. The veil (of Adam’s sweat-cloth) has been removed and He has become bodily transparent to . . . → Read More: John 20:19-31, The Beginning of Our Corporate Life