Welcome back! We are in the midst of a five part blog post series answering the main question “Are the gospels reliable?” After a brief intro where we laid out the issues in play, we jumped into the first question of the feasibility of reliable written manuscripts in a predominantly oral culture. In this post, […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? Part 2- Wasn’t Stuff Changed?
John 17 is a very rich passage – it’s Jesus’ prayer before he is arrested, falsely tried, beaten and crucified. In it we see several things that are emphasized. Glorifying God – Jesus glorified God on Earth. How? By fulfilling the Father’s plan perfectly and faithfully. Likewise, we glorify God by doing his will – […]Read More Jesus Prays for You
In John 14:15-31 Jesus describes a sequence of interdependent events – If you claim to love Jesus you will know and obey his word (14:15, 21) If you love Jesus, you are loved by the Father (v21) If you are loved by the Father, Jesus loves you and reveals himself to you (v21) If Jesus […]Read More Path to Peace
In working my way through John, we see the theme of belief coming up over and over again. This is the reason for the writing of the book (see John 20:31). However people coming to understand and believe that Jesus was the long prophesied Messiah and God in flesh wasn’t a good thing for everyone. […]Read More Getting to the Real Issue
I love it when my private Bible reading crashes into the public preaching of the Word. Last night we heard a great word from Pastor Ryan on Exodus 16 with Israel being provided manna from heaven to sustain them in the desert. He took us to John 6 as Jesus claims to be the “bread […]Read More Bread of Life
Below is the text of message from a Praise and Worship Night on 7/23/11 at Green Pond Bible Chapel. For audio click here. I want to talk to you all tonight about that name Jesus and we are going to look briefly at a story in the book of Acts where the disciples are starting […]Read More Acts 4 – Be Clear, Be Bold, Be Boasting…and Bob