In the time of Jesus, Samaria was situated between the regions of Galilee and Judea. This article briefly looks at the history of the Samaritans.
God doesn’t need us to achieve his plans and purposes yet he chooses to use us as co-partners in his ministry. How do we partner with Jesus and discern his leading, his plans and his purposes?
This introduction briefly highlights some of John’s objectives in writing his account of Jesus’ earthly ministry. [1000 words]
You can find the list of books and webpages I have used to write the notes for our study of John’s Gospel here.
John’s prologue to his Gospel is rich in theology. What did John mean by referring to Jesus as the Word (or logos)? Why did he call Jesus the light?
In this session we will look at who John the Baptist was. Was he the prophet Elijah? What did he say about Jesus?
In this study we look briefly at true discipleship, at our priority in ministry, at what Nathaniel was doing, and more.
The miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana seems frivolous. What did this miracle (sign) mean to John’s Jewish and Greco-Roman audience?
How do you picture? How does the Jesus portrayed in traditional, religious art stack up against John’s account of Jesus clearing the Temple? [600 words]
We are saved by believing in, that is, placing our faith and trust in, Jesus. But what does belief and faith really mean? John 2:24 gives us a clue.
In John’s fourth chapter we meet the Samaritan woman at the well, and read about her life-changing encounter with Jesus. She was very different to Nicodemus.
How many people have come to Jesus driven by desperation? How many people have turned to Jesus because there was no other option left? This was the case for the royal official in John chapter 4.
On the face of it, the title “the Son of Man” doesn’t seem that impressive. What does this title really mean? What are its implications?
Jesus wants us to trust in him. He wants us to take courage and not to be afraid when we are struggling against the storms of life.
Just as the barley loaves had completely satisfied the hunger of the crowd of 5000, Jesus promised to completely satisfy their spiritual hunger and need.
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is full of messianic symbolism. The Jews expected that the Messiah would come during this annual harvest festival. What did Jesus the Messiah do at this feast?
“Saviour” can mean healer. Jesus wants us to be made whole: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Jesus acts as saviour with the man born blind.
The opportunity for Israel to accept Jesus as their Messiah was while Jesus was with them in person. Also, why did Jesus sometimes use saliva when healing?
Many people are hungry for the greatness, grandeur and glory of God. How can we appreciate, experience, and reflect God’s glory?
Arguably, one of the most critical words in Christology has been the Greek word monogenēs which has been translated in the past as “only begotten.” What was John’s intention in using this word to describe Jesus?
The fact that Jesus is God is shown when we compare certain Old Testament verses, which contain God’s name YHWH, with corresponding New Testament verses.