I Am He

John 4:25-30 “I who speak to you am he.” As the disciples were approaching the well on return from their errand into town, the Samaritan woman capped off her conversation with Jesus by saying, “I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Jesus responded, “I who speak to […]

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In Spirit and In Truth

John 4:11-26 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” The advent of Christ to earth signaled a […]

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You Worship What You Do Not Know

John 4:16-22 “Woman, believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” The Samaritans lived in what had once been territory of the erstwhile Northern […]

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Never Be Thirsty Again

John 4:9-30 “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The Lord has long been calling out to those who are spiritually thirsty, inviting […]

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Give Me A Drink

John 4:1-10 “Will you give me a drink?” Some time after the Passover feast, Jesus departed from the region of Judea and began travelling through Samaria on his way back to Galilee. As he and his disciples approached the town of Sychor, they passed a well, known as “Jacob’s Well,” which was located on the […]

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The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

John 3:14-15 “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” Jesus is referring here to a peculiar episode which took place during the time when Moses and the Israelites were traveling en route to […]

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The One Who Came From Heaven

John 3:9-13 “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man” “How can these things be?” Nicodemus asked, still perplexed by Jesus’s assertion that no one could see the kingdom of God unless they were “born again.”  Jesus responded, “You are Israel’s teacher and do you not understand […]

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You Must Be Born Again

John 3:1-8 “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” In the next few posts, we will examine some of the things Jesus said during a private conversation which took place between him and a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was one of the members of the […]

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Destroy This Temple

John 2:18-22 “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” This was the week before Passover, and Jesus, in a flurry of zeal, had just purged all of the money changers and livestock merchants from the temple courts. Many of the local Jews were very surprised and upset by this. They wanted […]

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My Father’s House

John 2:13-17 “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” The story of Jesus clearing the money changers out of the temple is well known. It has been the subject of numerous works of art, ranging from classic works to modern memes and, because of its inherent drama, the scene is […]

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