In the Beginning Was the Word
Sep 21, 2008
Whatever else you may enjoy about Jesus, John’s Gospel wants you to know and treasure Jesus in his infinite majesty.
In Him Was Life
Oct 5, 2008
Not only is Jesus the Life that created all material life, but he is the Life that creates all eternal life.
John Was Not the Light, but a Witness to the Light
Oct 12, 2008
Let's join John the Baptist in saying, “Jesus must increase, but I must decrease.”
We Beheld His Glory, Full of Grace and Truth
Nov 2, 2008
By becoming a man, Jesus shows us the glory of God.
From His Fullness We Have All Received, Grace Upon Grace
Nov 9, 2008
Those who by grace are born of God have seen the glory of God that Moses asked to see but wasn't permitted.
Behold the Lamb of God
Nov 16, 2008
Those who embrace Jesus as their Lamb and their Lord will be sheltered from God's otherwise inescapable wrath.
This Is He Who Baptizes with the Holy Spirit
Nov 23, 2008
“Baptism with the Spirit” in John is not a technical term for one experience of the Christian life, but a general term for all that the Holy Spirit does for us because of Christ.
Son of God, Son of Man, King of Israel
Dec 7, 2008
Jesus’s many titles show his divinity and universal rule, yet his identity is what drove man’s wickedness to reject and kill him.
Obedient Son, Ultimate Purifier, All-Providing Bridegroom
Dec 14, 2008
3 of Christ's glories on display in John 2.
Destroy This Temple, and in Three Days I Will Raise It Up
Dec 21, 2008
Jesus is the new temple. Authentic worship is no longer attached to any place. It is attached to Jesus.
Put in the Fire for the Sake of Prayer
Dec 28, 2008
God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken our appetite for prayer.
If My Words Abide in You
Jan 4, 2009
When you let Jesus’s words abide in you, they will grow into a bountiful harvest for God’s glory and your good.
He Knew What Was In Man
Jan 11, 2009
Jesus knows everything about everyone and is still willing to love those who trust in him.
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up — Like the Serpent
Apr 5, 2009
Jesus saves us by becoming a curse for us. Only in this substitution can we find blessing.
I Have Seen the Lord
Apr 12, 2009
Twenty centuries later, we can still see the truth of the Resurrection.
The Free Will of the Wind
Apr 26, 2009
The wind of God’s Spirit gives new birth to whomever he pleases.
God So Loved the World
May 3, 2009
We have eternal life because Christ died in our place and because in him is life. He removes God’s wrath, and he supplies the everlasting life we don’t have.
God So Loved the World
May 10, 2009
John 3:16 represents a glorious love, but there is more to God’s love than the free offer of the gospel.
This Is the Judgment: Light Has Come into the World
May 17, 2009
Jesus didn't come to a neutral world. He came to those already dead and guilty to make some alive and free.
He Must Increase, I Must Decrease
May 24, 2009
Only when we decrease and Christ increases will we have full joy.
The Father Has Given All Things into Jesus’s Hands
May 31, 2009
The Gospel of John lifts Jesus up as coming from God, being full of God, and speaking and ruling as God.
You Will Never Be Thirsty Again
Jun 14, 2009
Jesus reveals our woeful condition that causes our thirst, and then offers his cup of grace so we never have to thirst again.
The Tragic Cost of Her Cavernous Thirst
Jun 21, 2009
Our hearts wander to the sewer even though Jesus offers living water. Only he can transform and satisfy our deepest desires.
Not in This or That Mount, but in Spirit and Truth
Jun 28, 2009
Only those who know Jesus have the Spirit and know the truth that makes real worship possible.
The Food of Christ Is to Give Eternal Life
Aug 9, 2009
The natural timeframe of sowing and reaping does not pertain to Jesus and his saving power.
Healed for the Sake of Holiness
Aug 23, 2009
Miracles should motivate us to look past the miracle to Jesus and move away from sin. Being healed is so much more than health — it’s for holiness.
Jesus: Equal With God
Sep 6, 2009
John 5:1-24 has at least 3 extraordinary things to teach us about Jesus.
The Life-Giving Voice of the Son of God
Sep 13, 2009
At least six observations about the final judgment can be made from John 5:25-29.
The Love of Human Praise as the Root of Unbelief
Sep 20, 2009
The dry root of unbelief is the desire for self-praise, but true faith seeks satisfaction in Christ, the fount of living waters.
If You Believed Moses, You Would Believe Me, for He Wrote of Me
Oct 4, 2009
Wherever God is revealed in the Old Testament, Jesus is revealed.
The All-Providing King Who Would Not Be King
Nov 1, 2009
Jesus came not mainly to give bread but to be bread. He became the all-satisfying bread of life when he gave himself up for us.
Twelve Baskets of Bread and the Walk on Water
Nov 8, 2009
Jesus’ presence brings the kind of fullness that produces generosity and risk-taking in his church.
Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes
Nov 15, 2009
Jesus offers himself to us freely as the food that endures to eternal life. No amount of working for God can make you taste him for the feast he is.
Behold, Believe, Be Raised
Nov 22, 2009
We should hunger and thirst for God and all he has done in Jesus more than anything else in this world.
Skeptical Grumbling and Sovereign Grace
Nov 29, 2009
When we come to Jesus, we come voluntarily and freely. And behind that change in us is a decisive work of the Father.
They Will All Be Taught of God
Dec 6, 2009
We come to God not because we merely made a decision, but because God has called us, drawn us, and taught us who Jesus really is.
It Is the Spirit That Gives Life
Dec 13, 2009
As once-adoring followers disappear, Jesus’s message becomes clearer and clearer: their resistance itself is in God’s hands.
You Have the Words of Eternal Life
Dec 20, 2009
Christmas is for salvation. God sent his Son into the world to save it, not condemn it. To who else, then, shall we go?
The Common Root of Unbelief in the Brothers of Jesus and the Jewish Crowds
Jan 30, 2011
Faith, at its core, is despairing of human approval and being glad in the God of grace.
Willing God’s Will as a Way of Knowing Christ’s Word
Feb 14, 2011
You can’t know Jesus until your will is to do God’s will. And God’s will is to make much of himself.
Out of Your Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water
Feb 20, 2011
Every river of joy in your soul will flow from Jesus. When you come to him, you get him. And he never leaves.
No One Ever Spoke Like This Man
Feb 27, 2011
Jesus will not allow you to call him merely interesting, intelligent, or instructive. Everyone must reckon with his actual claims.
Neither Do I Condemn You
Mar 6, 2011
The Bible has unrivaled historical evidence. You can trust this book with your life because God has kept his word pure through the ages.
I Am the Light of the World
Mar 12, 2011
There is no light besides Jesus. It’s Jesus or darkness. It’s life or death. Choose this day whom you shall serve.
The Truth Will Set You Free
Mar 19, 2011
Self-justification won’t work. Only Jesus can free you from Satan’s chains.
If You Abide in My Word, You Are Truly My Disciples
Apr 16, 2011
The mark of the true disciple is lasting, enduring, persevering, and keeping on in the force field of the word.
You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free
Apr 23, 2011
Don’t envy the freedom of those who pitch themselves out the skyscraper window of sin.
You Will Never See Death
May 14, 2011
You will grow old and one day your body will fail. But if you’re trusting Jesus you will never taste death.
Why Was This Child Born Blind?
May 21, 2011
Every sorrow and every time we suffer, there is a divinely designed purpose to display God’s glory and increase our joy.
The Works of God and the Worship of Jesus
Jun 4, 2011
Jesus does the very works of God so that all might know that he himself is God.
For Judgment I Came into This World
Jun 11, 2011
Sin blinds us all. We can only stumble about in darkness until Jesus takes us by the hand, and leads us into his heavenly light.
My Abandoned Life for Your Abundant Life
Aug 6, 2011
Abundant life is not about having more stuff, but about having Jesus. Only he can save, satisfy, and give life because his is the Way and the Life.
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
Aug 13, 2011
Everyone who believes in Jesus is a member of his flock. If you’re his, he’ll keep you safely to the end.
I and the Father Are One
Aug 20, 2011
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long…
This Illness Is for the Glory of God
Sep 10, 2011
Jesus waited to come to Lazarus until he was dead, not because of anger, distaste, or bitterness, but precisely because he loved him.
Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life
Sep 17, 2011
God does not mainly love us in this life by sparing us from suffering. He mainly loves us by giving us more of himself and his glory.
Jesus Died to Gather the Children of God
Oct 29, 2011
John 11:45–57 — Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So…
Leave Her Alone, Judas. This Is for My Burial
Nov 5, 2011
If Jesus is your greatest treasure, then your affections for him should be lavish and unbounded.
If a Grain of Wheat Dies, It Bears Much Fruit
Nov 12, 2011
The Christian life is far from being easy — indeed it is very difficult. Nevertheless, the Christian life will end in glory.
For This Purpose I Have Come to This Hour
Dec 3, 2011
“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified…
Belief in Jesus
Its Barriers and Blessings
Dec 10, 2011
God is sovereign not only over our belief, but also our unbelief. He plans both for his glory in all things.
For His Sake and for Your Joy, Go Low
Dec 17, 2011
All Christians have the high, spiritual status of being a chid of God. And with this high standing, there is a call to go low.
You Cannot Follow Me Now
Mar 10, 2012
Only Jesus could do the saving work we needed. Only he could bear the awesome weight of our sin.
As I Have Loved You, Love One Another
Mar 17, 2012
John 13:31–38 When [Judas] had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at…
I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Mar 23, 2012
Jesus prepares a place in paradise for all his people. Trust him now, and you’ll reap untold riches — now and forever.
Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works
Apr 21, 2012
God equips his people with everything we need to serve him. And we will do even greater works than Jesus himself.
If Anyone Loves Me, He Will Keep My Word
Jun 2, 2012
Loving Jesus is not a matter of doing excellent things. It’s a matter of delighting in an excellent Savior.