Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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Why Three Times?

Three times in the year you must celebrate a feast to Me.You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month Aviv, for in it you came out from Egypt.No one shall appear before Me empty-handed.You shall observe …

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It’s Nailed to the Cross

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed …

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A Bit of Controversial Intrigue

While they were going, indeed, some of the soldiers went into the city and described to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers, saying, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole …

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It Was Unexpected

As they came down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”Matthew 17:9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus says this to a select small group of His disciples. It was spoken after they had all …

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What Sign do You Show Us?

Then the Jews said to Him, “What sign do You show us, seeing that You do these things?”Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”John 2:18–19 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) We arrive upon this seen after Jesus has just cleared the …

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A Child is Born, a Son is Given

Here’s something that has occupied the spare processing cycles in my brain when the screen saver is active. In other words, there is something that I have been considering deeply. For unto us a child is born,unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be …

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A Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that does not fade away, kept in heaven for you, who are protected …

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The Last Man

For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.1 Corinthians 15:21 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love nuggets of truth hidden in plain sight. For that reason, this is one of my favorite portions of Scripture. Death came by man. It came …

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Firstfruits of the First Resurrection

But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: …

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