John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1:1-3: The Word and the Son

Today, the 25th of December, far removed from unknown ages, when our God created the heavens and earth, forming Adam in His image.  Much time elapses, and God sends a flood, required to rescue, not destroy, this humanity gone rogue.  A rainbow emblazons the sky as a sign of His covenant to save. Many centuries […]

John: Lesson 5: Jesus Points the People to His Word (John 4:27-4:54)

Recap and Intro Like Nicodemus, the woman did not get the “greater” sign (living water).  She did, however, recognize Jesus came from God by the “lesser” signs He gave her: Her lifestyle of multiple marriages and living with men outside of marriage.  The disciples now return from the village, who went there to buy food. […]

Reformation 1: Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Peter 1:22-25, John 1:1-5, 14: The Word

“Now, if I told you once, I told you a thousand times.”  A dressing-down entwines itself in those words.  Often, we scold children through this warning, with an explanation trailing behind.  “Don’t play in the street.”  “Do your homework before turning on the TV.”  The overstatement of “1,000” clatters out the parent’s frustration. From afar, […]