Jesus' first miracle, turning water into wine, reveals principles of the nature of Jesus' miraculous power and God's purpose in performing such signs.
Only John records Jesus' healing of the man born blind, which shows Christ calling a people for Himself despite the efforts of the Jewish leaders to deter Him.
John Ritenbaugh explains that Jesus' caution to Mary in John 20:17, "Don't touch me," is more accurately translated "Don't cling to me." Either translation does not contradict the First Fruits symbolism. (After all, the Levitical Priest. . .
John presents Jesus, not as a phantom emanation, but as the reality, transcending the shadows represented by the temporal physical life.
Jesus teaches the difference between works that cause burdens (work that profanes the Sabbath) and works that relieve burdens. The Father and Son never stop working.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a question from a reader who suggested that the Kingdom of God has already come, points out a context in which the Kingdom of God has already come upon us. Thoughout His ministry, Jesus Christ uses a physical term to represen. . .
The apostle John has provided at least eight separate forms of witness, establishing the veracity of Jesus Christ's identity as God in the flesh.
In John 6:26-29, Jesus upbraids the 5,000 people who had followed Him because they had sought Him out for the wrong reason. Instead of desiring the truth He taught them, ...
The healing of the nobleman's son is thought to be Jesus' first-recorded miracle of healing. It illustrates His ability and willingness to heal.
David Grabbe, asserting that the eight signs in the Book of John form a chiasm (where the first element corresponds to the last element, the second element to the second-to-the-last one, etc.) analyses the first and eighth signs. The first sign corrected t. . .
Jesus' response to His mother at the wedding—'My hour has not yet come'—was not disrespect but perhaps a challenge to attach real faith with mere knowledge.
An incident in John 21 contains a powerful lesson that must be kept in mind when considering our part of our Father's business. The first half of John 21 contains a significant miracle, the eighth and last of the Messianic signs found in the book of John. . . .
Jesus' resurrection of His friend Lazarus from the dead proved to be the final straw for the Jews who were trying to kill Him. After contrasting Jesus' weeping with those around Him, Martin Collins considers the diverse reactions of the witnesses to His gr. . .
John chose to highlight the healing of a crippled man at the Pool of Bethesda. The pool, the man healed, and Christ's curious question are all significant.
John Ritenbaugh, using the term "malignant narcissism" (from M. Scott Peck's book "People Of The Lie") to describe the blind Laodicean pride which denies our inherent sinfulness and imperfection by means of clever self-decptive quibblin. . .
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