Knowing God and John’s Gospel (8)

This is an artist’s representation of what Jesus might have looked like. However, he was also fully God, who was hidden in his body. To learn a lot more about Jesus and the other two Persons of God, go to my Spiritual Self-Care Resources.  As we have seen in the first seven blogposts, not only does Jesus claim to be God several times, but he confirms those claims with amazing miracles.  The next big event for Jesus is his entrance …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (7)

Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26). Of course, no one knows what Jesus looked like, but this painting is inaccurate because Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew. If you want to know Jesus and love God more, please visit my webpage Spiritual Self-Care Resources. In John 11, …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (6)

Jesus and the crowd: “‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.’ The Jews picked up stones again to stone him” (John 10:27-31). To …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (5)

Many people think that Jesus was a good man who taught people well. However, the problem with that description of Jesus is that he claims to be God. For example, in John 8:58, he says in his discussion with the people, “I and the Father are one.” The people know what he is claiming because they pick up stones to kill him for blasphemy, that is, claiming he is God with the Father.    If you want in-depth information about …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (4)

Jesus said to the crowd, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). If you want to learn more-in-depth about and increase your faith in God, read my books here.  Jesus, being middle-eastern, was darker-skinned; but he welcomed all sorts of people and taught them. Jesus has some exchanges with the crowd in John 7 but makes an amazing claim in John 8 that …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (3)

How much do you enjoy life? How much do you take it for granted? How much are you sure that you will be happy after you die? Why? John’s gospel about Jesus has a lot to say about life now and after we die.  If you want to know more about how to have love for God and make your faith in God grow, see my books. The city is Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. On the hill overlooking Rio …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (2)

If you would like to learn how to have faith in and love God more, go to Spiritual Self-Care Resources. Jesus returned to his divine radiance in heaven after he rose from the dead and revealed himself many times to his followers. John says in chapter one of his description of Jesus’ ministry, that he and Jesus’ other followers have seen Jesus’ glory. What is it? It is the bright brilliance of God’s presence in heaven. He has shown that …

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Knowing God and John’s Gospel (1)

The Apostle John says a lot about faith in God and our love for God in response to God’s love for us. But, first, he makes clear as much as is humanly possible the relationship among two of the three Persons of God. You can learn to know, and have greater faith in, God by clicking on Spiritual Self-Care Resources. John starts his gospel by echoing the beginning of Genesis, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was …

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Is God’s love Unconditional?

If you want to find more-in-depth knowledge about faith in God, you can check out my “Spiritual Resources.” If you have ever experienced a fierce thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, you know its power. If you escaped a lightning strike, why did you survive its might? Well, the Bible says that God created everything including that storm. He allows but doesn’t cause the damage that tornadoes create. Why does he? He wants his wandering creation to return to him …

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Knowing God and the Book of Job

If you want more-in-depth knowledge about how to have more faith in God, you can check out our resources. You’ve probably heard the saying “the patience of Job.” At the beginning of the book named after him in the Bible, Job is described as a man fully committed to God. However, after he loses his ten children, all his wealth, and his health, he isn’t very patient.                            …

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