Eve, Delilah, Bathsheba, Mary Magdalene, and the Samaritan woman have often been portrayed as immoral. What’s with that? This article looks at the Samaritan woman without negative prejudices. Continue reading»
The Gospel of John: Chapters 1-10
Some Christians believe the Trinity is a model for marriage. Does the Trinity model distinct roles and separate spheres? Is there a hierarchy and subordination in the Divine? Continue reading»
Ultimately, there is only one sin that really matters as far as salvation and eternal life is concerned. Continue reading»
This introduction briefly highlights some of John’s objectives in writing his account of Jesus’ earthly ministry. [1000 words] Continue reading»
You can find the list of books and webpages I have used to write the notes for our study of John’s Gospel here. Continue reading»
John’s prologue to his Gospel is rich in theology. What did John mean by referring to Jesus as the Word (or logos)? Why did he call Jesus the light? Continue reading»
In this session we will look at who John the Baptist was. Was he the prophet Elijah? What did he say about Jesus? Continue reading»
In this study we look briefly at true discipleship, at our priority in ministry, at what Nathaniel was doing, and more. Continue reading»
The miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana seems frivolous. What did this miracle (sign) mean to John’s Jewish and Greco-Roman audience?
How do you picture? How does the Jesus portrayed in traditional, religious art stack up against John’s account of Jesus clearing the Temple? [600 words] Continue reading»
There is no doubt that we are saved simply by placing our faith and belief in Jesus.
But what does faith and believing really mean? The use of the word “entrust” in John 2:24 gives us a clue. Continue reading»
In John’s fourth chapter we meet the Samaritan woman at the well, and read about her life-changing encounter with Jesus. She was very different to Nicodemus. A brief history of the Samaritans is included. Continue reading»
How many people have come to Jesus driven by desperation? How many people have turned to Jesus because there was no other option left? This was the case for the royal official in John chapter 4.
On the face of it, the title “the Son of Man” doesn’t seem that impressive. What does this title really mean? What are its implications? Continue reading»