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.
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.”
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.”
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
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”
In Numbers 17, we have an interesting and perplexing story of God using the walking staffs of the elders of Israel to convey His will. In one sense, Numbers 17 is meant to end the rebellion and complaining of the children of Israel. Continue reading “Almonds from a walking staff.”
1 Thess. 4:9-12.
Have you ever heard someone say, “all your church does is worship and study the Bible?”
From their perspective, a church that is not doing some activity every day isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do and is failing in some way. Continue reading “A different attitude toward worship.”