Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Messiah’s New People

[August 5, 2012] After Jesus’ “sermon” of the seven parables, a new section of Matthew’s gospel begins. This section, in my view, extends from 13:54 to 20:34 and is about the church, or as we shall see as it fully develops, the church in the light of the kingdom of the heavens. . . . → Read More: Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Messiah’s New People

Matthew 27:27-44, Jesus Suffers at the Hands of Men

[March 18, 2012] After offering Himself to the Father as a holocaust for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed, arrested and abandoned, then bullied by the stewards of God’s people (the chief priests and elders), denied by His disciple, and handed over to the Gentiles, that is, the . . . → Read More: Matthew 27:27-44, Jesus Suffers at the Hands of Men

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 15:18—16:4, The Spirit’s Testifying

[June 12, 2011] Today is Pentecost Sunday and in our service of worship we will probably discuss the significance of the Holy Spirit descending on the church on Pentecost and the difference between that and the coming of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel according to John. These are not the same; the . . . → Read More: John 15:18—16:4, The Spirit’s Testifying