Abram Believed – Genesis 15

Abram’s story reminds us of a soap opera. In one episode we find him the triumphant man of faith, believing God for the birth of a miracle child, and we say to ourselves, “Abram believed God!” But in the following episode, we see him fathering an illegitimate child, squabbling with his wife, and in a…

Jesus is the Son of God – John 10:19-42

Not only does the scriptures testify that Jesus is the Son of God, but Jesus Himself also testifies to this fact. In the context of Jesus’ conversation with the Jews concerning His healing of the blind man, Jesus makes it very clear that He is the Son of God. In this passage we see two…

Jesus is the Good Shepherd – John 10:11-18

In John 10:1-10 we saw how Jesus is the door. Jesus is the door of the sheep. The sheep is the nation of Israel. Jesus is the door through which the Jews are called out of their religion and called into a relationship with Jesus. Salvation is not only available to the Jews. It is…

The Deliverance of Lot – Genesis 14:1-24

The New American Commentary says, “The war of the kings sets the scene for this second account in the trilogy of Abram-Lot stories (chaps. 13; 14; 18–19). Lot contrasts Abram in two ways in this episode: first, he is the passive, impotent figure compared to the courageous champion Abram; second, Lot is incompetent as leader…

Jesus is the door (John 10:1-10)

The purpose of the Gospel of John is to reveal who Jesus is. After Jesus heals the man born blind, Jesus engages in a discourse with the religious leaders of His day. This discourse is recorded in 10:1-42. In having this discussion, Jesus makes it very clear who He really is. Jesus speaks a parable…

Responding to Religious Criticism – John 9:13-41

When Jesus healed the man born blind, it created quite a stir amongst the religious leaders of that day. This is common ground for Jesus. Everywhere Jesus went, He was met with some form of opposition and questioning by religious leaders. Unfortunately, many sincere followers of Christ face the same type of scrutiny today. There…

The Healing of the Blind Man- John 9:1-12

The Gospel of John is a revelation of who Jesus is. It is the most theological of the four Gospels. In our study in the Gospel of John, we have learned many things about Jesus. In learning those things about Jesus, we also learn many things about ourselves and our need for Jesus. Here in…