Morning Light – John 9: Does God EVER Cause Sickness or Disability?

Morning Light – John 9: Does God EVER Cause Sickness or Disability?

Does God EVER Cause Sickness or Disability? In chapter 9 of John, we find Jesus approaching a man who was born blind. The disciples wonder whose fault it is that the man was born without eyes. Many read this chapter and conclude that God will, at times, arbitrarily put sickness or disease upon some, for […]

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Morning Light – John 8 Part 2: From a Follower to a Disciple

Morning Light – John 8 Part 2: From a Follower to a Disciple

In part 2 of John 8, Jesus delineates for us the difference between a disciple and a mere follower. Being a true disciple of Jesus is not about learning doctrine or becoming a master of theological truth. Being a disciple has to do with embracing the rigors of walking with Jesus and remaining in a […]

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Morning Light – John 8 Part 1: The Woman Taken in Adultery

Morning Light – John 8 Part 1: The Woman Taken in Adultery

In this chapter, Jesus is confronted about an egregious sin by a group of self-righteous accusers. A woman is taken in the very act of adultery. What is His response? What is our answer when dealing with open sin in our ranks? Do we stand with the accusers, or with Jesus, stooping to write on […]

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Morning Light – John 7 Part 2: Jesus’ Messianic Credentials

Morning Light – John 7 Part 2: Jesus’ Messianic Credentials

[John 7:25-53] Jesus’ Messianic Credentials: In part 2 of John 7, the people are in great controversy over Jesus’ assertions and claims. They feel He is unjustified to say the things He says to them because, in their thinking, He hasn’t validated His authority to do so. They believe He isn’t qualified to be the […]

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Morning Light – John 7 Part 1: Dealing with Familiar Spirits

Morning Light – John 7 Part 1: Dealing with Familiar Spirits

[John 7:1-24] Dealing with Familiar Spirits: In Part 1 of John 7, Jesus is confronted by His family because they don’t like the bad light He is casting them in. Jesus’ natural family was sorely disadvantaged by the things that Jesus said and did. They want to stop Him, and if they can’t stop Him, […]

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Morning Light – John 6 Part 2: Will You Also Go Away?

Morning Light – John 6 Part 2: Will You Also Go Away?

Will You Also Go Away? In John 6 Part 2, Jesus confronts an angry, hungry crowd and declares Himself to be the Bread from Heaven. They murmur at Him, and He presses His point, insisting unless they drink His blood and eat His flesh, they will have no life in them. Their chagrin is instant […]

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Morning Light – John 6 Part 1: Jesus Takes a Little Boy’s Lunch

Morning Light – John 6 Part 1: Jesus Takes a Little Boy’s Lunch

  [John 6:1-34] Jesus Takes a Little Boy’s Lunch: In John 6 Part 1, there is a crisis at a very large gathering of hungry people. Prior provisions for feeding this large crowd had not been undertaken. Planning perhaps could have been a bit better than it was. In the midst of the chaos, a […]

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Morning Light – John 5 Part 2: Do What You See the Father Do

Morning Light – John 5 Part 2: Do What You See the Father Do

[John 5:24-47] Do What You See the Father Do: In part 2 of John 5, Jesus speaks of eternal life and the mandate by which He lived His life. At Bethesda, He healed one man among 1000’s and left with a clear conscience. How is this possible? It is because He only did what He […]

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Morning Light – John 4 Part 2: The Aftermath of a Power Encounter

Morning Light – John 4 Part 2: The Aftermath of a Power Encounter

[John 4:27-54] The Aftermath of a Power Encounter: In John 4 Part 2, the disciples come upon Jesus talking with the woman at the well. They are amazed that He would have anything to do with her. The people of the city come out at her word, and after meeting Jesus themselves, they believe also. […]

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Morning Light – John 4 Part 1: Turning Offense into Opportunity

Morning Light – John 4 Part 1: Turning Offense into Opportunity

  Turning Offense into Opportunity. In chapter 4 of John Jesus gives us an iconic example of lifestyle evangelism. It begins with a tense exchange with a person of a different gender, ethnicity, and religious belief than His own. The woman initially insults Jesus and taunts Him publicly. How did you respond the last time […]

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