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Ted Hall
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The Truth Will Set You Free (John 8:31-41)
In this passage Jesus and the Jewish leaders dispute over whether or not they are sons of God. They say they are Abraham's children and therefore children of God. However, Jesus calls them out saying they are neither because they will not listen to the one ...

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You Will Die In Your Sins If You Do Not Believe (John 8:12-30)
Jesus again speaks to the crowds declaring himself to be the light of the world and that whoever would follow him will never walk in darkness (see also 1 John & Revelation). This bothers the Pharisees. They claim his remarks are not valid because he is the ...

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Sin No More (John 8:1-11)
I was reading an old copy of my great-grandmother's RSV this morning and took note that 8:1-11 is not included in the main text (but it is included in a footnote). So, I grabbed an NIV and used it today. This passage contains the famous story of Jesus and t...

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No One Had Ever Spoken Like This Man (John 7:45-52)
Amidst the confusion at the Feast of Tabernacles, officers had been sent to apprehend Jesus. They came back to the Pharisees empty-handed. and they were chastised by them. When they were asked why they had not brought Jesus with them, they replied that no o...

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Rivers of Living Water (John 7:25-44)
The people in the Temple in Jerusalem were puzzled. They knew the scriptures foretold the coming of the Christ and they knew he would come from an unknown place. He would perform signs to reveal himself. However, Jesus alludes to the fact that he has come f...

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Judge With Right Judgment (John 7:14-24)
At the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles in Jerusalem in the middle of the celebration Jesus goes up into to the temple and starts to teach the people. Earlier in the chapter he told his brothers that he was going to stay in Galilee away from the crowds because h...

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They Thought They Knew Him (John 7:1-13)
It was time for the annual celebration of the Feast of the Tabernacles. Jesus' brothers had not believed in him. They told him to go to Judea and perform miracles there. They thought that Jesus had a desire to be famous. At this time there were many in Jude...

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Where Else Can We Go? (John 6:60-71)
Many of Jesus' disciples found his teaching to be hard and could not accept it. Jesus tells them that there is life in his words. There is true power in what he says, but there are many who will not believe. It is not because his teaching is lacking in anyt...

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The Future Belongs to Christ (John 6:25-59)
I was watching a show about kids in Korea and one of the segments featured a classroom that had a motto that said "The Future Belongs To Those Who Work Hard Today". Jesus says the work of God is this: to believe in the one whom God has sent. The crowds fina...

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Walking On The Sea (John 6:16-24)
After Jesus had fed the 5000 he went up to on a mountain to be alone and pray by himself. For some reason his disciples decided to leave him and they departed by boat to cross the sea to Capernaum. A strong wind came up and the disciples found themselves ro...
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