John 6:60-61 (Hard Teaching)

Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?” Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you?” (John 6:60-61) Read: Psalms 79 – 82 Relate: Cannibals. That is what Jesus was asking his disciples to be. Worse than that. He was asking…

John 4:1-3 (Baptizing)

Jesus knew the Pharisees had heard that he was baptizing and making more disciples than John (though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did). So he left Judea and returned to Galilee. (John 4:1-3) Read: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:20 Relate: At the end of Matthew sits one of the final, and one of the most famous, commands of Jesus.…