John 8:21-47, Human Blindness to the Divine Presence

John 8:21-47, Human Blindness to the Divine Presence

[September 11, 2011] Last week we saw that when Jesus announced, “I am the Light of the world,” He was showing how He fulfilled an aspect of the Feast of Tabernacles. During the Feast of Tabernacles, the Temple was illuminated to celebrate the . . . → Read More: John 8:21-47, Human Blindness to the Divine Presence

John 7:53—8:20, Forgiveness and the Light of the World

[September 4, 2011] Two weeks ago we considered the outpouring of the waters—the coming of the Holy Spirit—in relation to the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles continues to be the setting in the Gospel according to John through chapters 8—10 (the latter part of chapter 10 takes place during Hanukah). Now . . . → Read More: John 7:53—8:20, Forgiveness and the Light of the World

John 7:25-39, Tabernacles and Rivers of Living Water

[August 21, 2011] We continue where we left off last week. As we said then, the key to chapters 7—10, which is one continuous passage, is the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth). The later part of chapter 10 takes place during the Feast of Dedication (Hanukah) which follows two months later. . . . → Read More: John 7:25-39, Tabernacles and Rivers of Living Water

John 7:1-24, Tabernacles and the Hiddenness of Christ

[August 14, 2011] The key to the passage that lies before us and the section that it introduces, namely chapters 7—10, is the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth), and the Feast of Dedication (Hanukah) that follows two months later (which we will leave aside for now). The Passover was significant when . . . → Read More: John 7:1-24, Tabernacles and the Hiddenness of Christ