John 12 The Hour of Glory has Come

In John 12 Jesus declares, “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” This is the conclusion to the first half of the Gospel (chapters 2-12, The Word Among Us) and, at the same time, the introduction to the second half of the Gospel (chapters 13-20, The Hour of His Glory). 

John 11 I am the Resurrection and the Life

In John 11 Jesus provides a sign that points directly to himself as the Resurrection and the Life. He raises Lazarus from the dead to affirm the truth that life in this world is experienced through walking with him and life in the next becomes a reality through believing in him.

John 9 The Light of the World and the Blindness of Men

In John 9 Jesus again declares, “I am the light of the world!” Paired to this declaration, he gives us a sign and concludes with these words, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”

John 8.1-11 Text Criticism and A Passage in Search of a Home

In John 7:53-8:11 we consider a known but rarely talked about issue with a cherished passage that does not seem to belong where it is located. The problem of this story will give us an opportunity to introduce the important study of identifying the original words of Scripture.

John 7 The Feast of Booths and Living Water

In John 7 we consider the symbolism of the Jewish Feasts in the Gospel and specifically the symbolism of the Feast of Booths as it applies to Jesus’ teaching in the temple, the debate of the people and the response of the leaders.

John 6.52-71 Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood

In John 6:52-71 we consider the second part of Jesus’ dialogue with the crowd centered on his declaration, “I am the bread of life.” Jesus offends the crowd and many disciples depart. What is Jesus doing? What do his words mean?

John 5.1-30 Healing of the Lame Man and Equality with God

In John 5:1-30, we listen to Jesus’ speech after the healing of a lame man and ask, “Is Jesus really claiming to be equal with God in power and authority? And if so, what does that mean about the nature of God?”

John 4.43-54 Healing the Nobleman’s Son

In John 4:43-54, Jesus is received without being received just as in chapter 2 many had believed without believing. The harvest field does not appear to be as white in Galilee as it was in Samaria. Still, the nobleman and his household indicate there are some in Galilee who truly believe.