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The Gospel of John, Jesus' first sign, part 6

The next story that the apostle compiled is a further explanation of Jesus’ first sign regarding turning water into wine. The sign was ultimately about sonship, or how to become… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-6/

The Gospel of John, Jesus' first sign, part 5

John 2:23-25 says, 23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing. It appears that Jesus… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-5/

The Gospel of John, Jesus' first sign, part 4

After Jesus cast the money changers out of the temple, the disciples realized that His actions were prophesied in Psalm 69:9. The verse is quoted in John 2:17, which says, 17… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-4/

The Gospel of John, Jesus' first sign, part 3

The miracle at the wedding in Cana is generally considered to be Jesus’ first miracle. He was obviously reluctant to perform that miracle, telling His mother, “My hour has not yet… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-3/

The Gospel of John, Jesus' first sign, part 2

John 2:6 NASB says, 6 Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. The NASB is trying to be… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/the-gospel-of-john-jesus-first-sign-part-2/

Jesus' First Sign, part 1

The first chapter of the Gospel of John is the apostle’s introduction to the eight signs by which Jesus manifested heaven’s glory in the earth. These eight signs overlay upon the… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/10-2019/jesus-first-sign-part-1/

The Gospel of John, part 13, Reflections on the first chapter

In part 11 of this series, I mistakenly identified Nathanael as being Philip’s brother. I must have been thinking of Simon and Andrew, who were brothers. Anyway, I will be making… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-13-reflections-on-the-first-chapter/

The Gospel of John, part 12, The True Israelite

John 1:47 says, 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Nathanael is a Hebrew name (Nethanyah or… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-12-the-true-israelite/

The Gospel of John, part 11, The next days (Revised)

Matthew and Luke tell us that after His baptism Jesus “immediately” (Mark 1:12) went into the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil. John omits that entire story, probably… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-11-the-next-days/

The Gospel of John, part 10, The Descent of the Dove

After John baptized Jesus at the Jordan, the Spirit of God descended upon Him in the form of a dove. John 1:32-34 says, 32 John testified, saying, “I have seen the Spirit… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-10-the-descent-of-the-dove/

The Gospel of John, part 9, Jesus' baptism

John was drawing large crowds, which in turn drew attention from the religious authorities in the temple. The Pharisees appear to be the first to question John’s credentials and… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-jesus-baptism/

The Gospel of John, part 8, John's ministry

John 1:19-21 says, 19 This is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny,… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-8-johns-ministry/

The Gospel of John, part 7, The Pleroma

John 1:15 says, 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me’.”… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-7-the-pleroma/

The Gospel of John, part 6, The weight of glory

John 1:14 says, 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. The Word of… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-6-the-weight-of-glory/

The Gospel of John, part 5, The Sons of God

Christ is the living Light that was spoken at the beginning, John says. He is therefore the living Word (Memra/Logos) through which all things were created at the beginning and… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-5-the-sons-of-god/

The Gospel of John, part 4, The Light and the Witness

Another main theme in John’s gospel, which he introduces in John 1:4, 5 is that the living word was light: 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-4-the-light-and-the-witness/

The Gospel of John, part 3, God and Gods

John 1:1-3 tells us, 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-3-god-and-gods/

The Gospel of John, part 2, John's Hebrew perspective

John was from a priestly family, and “was known to the high priest and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest” (John 18:15). Later, he was also able to speak to “the… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-2-johns-hebrew-perspective/

The Gospel of John, part 1, Introduction

Today we start a new series, a commentary on the Gospel of John. I have long wanted to do this study but was not led to do so until now. I first did an audio tape series on John… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-gospel-of-john-part-1-introduction/

The Church Councils, Final

It took most of the fourth century to transition from pagan Rome to Christian Rome. What began in 313 with Constantine’s Edict of Toleration ended with Theodosius’ edicts making… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-final/

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