What They Thought

The Jewish leaders still refused to believe the man had been blind and could now see, so they called in his parents. They asked them, “Is this your son? Was he born blind? If so, how can he now see?” His parents replied, “We know this is our son and that he was born blind,…

Then Nicodemus

This blog is best read after reading both Nicodemus and The Crowd. Then Nicodemus, the leader who had met with Jesus earlier, spoke up. “Is it legal to convict a man before he is given a hearing?” he asked. They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Search the Scriptures and see for yourself—no prophet ever comes from…

John 4:43-45 (Galilee)

At the end of the two days, Jesus went on to Galilee. He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown. Yet the Galileans welcomed him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen everything he did there. (John 4:43-45) Read: Judges 11:29 – 15:20 Relate: Galilee is not a town.…

John 4:39-41 (Story Driven)

Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days, long enough for many more to hear his message and believe. (John 4:39-41) Read: Judges 7:1…

John 4:15 (Longing)

“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.” (John 4:15) Read: Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:1 Relate: A while back I was browsing around the internet mostly just wasting time when I “stumbled upon” A website that gave twenty-three reasons to become…

John 3:32-33 (His Testimony)

He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!  Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true. (John 3:32-33) Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 27:1 – 29:40 Relate:  A slightly doctored transcription of this testimony to change it a bit from Jack Nicholson’s in A Few…

Andrew (John 1:40-42)

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. (John 1:40-42) Read: Job 30:1 – 31:40 Relate: When Billy Graham is going to be…

A Voice Crying Out (John 1:6-8)

Read: Genesis 15:1 – 17:27 God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. (John 1:6-8) Relate: When we speak of John we use words like: “witness”, “forerunner”, and “prophet”.…