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Central Haywood church of Christ

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Are You Faithful?

Are You Faithful? By Caleb J. Rutherford

A used car dealer said to a potential customer: “This one has very low mileage. The former owner drove it only when he could get it started..” Continue reading “Are You Faithful?”

A Relative?

A Relative?

By Larry Pasley

    A husband and his wife were riding along together in a car. They had been quarreling and hadn’t spoken for a long time. Finally, they passed a mule in a pasture. The man pointed to the mule and asked his wife, “A relative of yours?” Without a moment’s hesitation, she responded, “Yes, by marriage.” Continue reading “A Relative?”

The significance of “Seven.”

Over the past weeks, we have been looking at John’s gospel and the significance of the number seven. I hope it has been interesting and enlightening for each of you. Each group of seven conveys an important idea for us about Jesus and his role in our faith. Continue reading “The significance of “Seven.””

The Seven Questions of John.

Today, we are going to continue our series on the “Sevens” of the gospel of John. We’ve looked at the seven “I Am” statements, seven witnesses to the identity of Jesus, seven signs that prove his power, seven proofs of his divinity, and seven feasts. Each one is carefully chosen by John to emphasize different aspects of Jesus and his great work of redemption for our sins. Continue reading “The Seven Questions of John.”

The Seven Feasts in John’s Gospel.

Up to this point, we have discussed several sevens found in the gospel of John. We have talked about the seven “I AM’s,” “Witnesses,” “Signs,” and the seven proofs of Jesus’ divinity. Each group conveys to us important information about Jesus and His true identity. As John said in John 20:30-31, his primary purpose for writing his gospel account of Jesus was to convince us of Jesus and to instill a saving faith within us. Thus, each of these seven’s is meant to teach us something important about Jesus. In today’s article we are going to look at the Seven Feasts mentioned in John’s gospel and hopefully, gain some insights into their purpose.

Continue reading “The Seven Feasts in John’s Gospel.”

The Seven Proofs of Jesus’ Divinity.

As we continue our study of John’s Gospel and the number seven, we come to our fourth number seven. We have covered the seven “I AM’s” of Jesus, the seven “signs” or miracles, and the seven witnesses to the identity of Jesus. In today’s article, we will look at an important and often overlooked aspect of John’s gospel and Jesus’ identity. Continue reading “The Seven Proofs of Jesus’ Divinity.”

The Seven Signs of John’s Gospel.

To help each of us have a better understanding and appreciation of the Gospel of John. I have been trying to list the groups of sevens for you. John’s gospel, much like Revelation, is full of symbolism and numbers. Often, what is said or done has an underlying, spiritual truth that is meant to be understood. In the gospel of John, he carefully chooses 7 signs that are meant to convey a truth to us about the identity of Jesus. Continue reading “The Seven Signs of John’s Gospel.”

The Seven “Witnesses” in the gospel of John.

Last week, I shared an article from David Ferguson on the seven “I AM” statements found in John’s gospel. Today, I want to continue that idea and share with you the seven witnesses in John. Each witness testifies to the divinity and mission of Jesus. Continue reading “The Seven “Witnesses” in the gospel of John.”

The Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus in John

The Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus in John

By David R. Ferguson

Of all the accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of John arguably provides the most evidence of His Divine nature, and probably none more so than the seven “I AM” statements Jesus makes about Himself. Continue reading “The Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus in John”

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