How to experience eternal life now…before you die – John 3:1-21, Part 4

Do you have eternal life? Not sure? You can know…now. In John 3:14-15, we read the first time in the Gospel of John that Jesus gives us a hint of how he will die. Jesus refers to a situation from Israel’s history in the Old Testament book of Numbers, chapter 21, verses 8-9.  The peopleContinue reading “How to experience eternal life now…before you die – John 3:1-21, Part 4”

Did Jesus really do miracles? – John 3:1-21, Part 2

In the previous post, we met a new character in the Gospel of John. The powerful and respected Nicodemus, who is both a Pharisee and a member of the Jewish Ruling Council. As we continue studying John 3:1-21, we read in verse 2 that Nicodemus visits Jesus at night. We are giving no context toContinue reading “Did Jesus really do miracles? – John 3:1-21, Part 2”

John 3:16 is not enough? – John 3:1-21, Part 1

What is essential to an understanding of the Gospel, the good news about Jesus?  What I remember as a kid was hearing that John 3:16 was it.  That’s the Gospel in one verse.  That’s all you need to know. Therefore John 3:16 is the most important verse in the Bible.  So put it on bannersContinue reading “John 3:16 is not enough? – John 3:1-21, Part 1”

Vulnerability means saying, “I don’t get it.” – Honest Advent Week 1, Part 2

For Advent 2020, we are following the themes in the book Honest Advent as we think about the gifts we can give Jesus in celebration of his birthday. As we saw in the previous post, in Week 1, we are giving him the gift of our vulnerability. To understand what vulnerability looks like, and howContinue reading “Vulnerability means saying, “I don’t get it.” – Honest Advent Week 1, Part 2″