In the Beginning

The Gospel of John The Gospel of John provides an in-depth look at many aspects of Jesus’ earthly ministry. This issue of the Herald looks in detail at chapters three through eleven of John’s Gospel and considers the teachings, miracles, and example of Jesus as recorded by the apostle. What John described is the “good shepherd” of the sheep who healed the lame, gave sight to the blind, fed the multitudes, and raised the dead. John’s Gospel brings to light our Lord []

God Sent His Son

John Chapter 3 “No man ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man” (John 3:13). by Michael Colletti In the third chapter of John’s gospel, a prominent Pharisee named Nicodemus came to Jesus at night, apparently searching for truth about the Kingdom of God. Both John the Baptist and our Lord declared the kingdom to be at the door (Matthew 3:2, 4:17). Nicodemus addressed Jesus by the title used by Jesus’ own disciples, Rabbi, or []

Water of Life

John Chapter 4 “Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst” (John 4:14 NASB). by Kome Ajise In the opening verses of John Chapter 4, we learn that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John the Baptist. This should not be surprising since Jesus, after talking to Nicodemus, left Jerusalem for the countryside of Judea preaching and baptizing (John 3:22). In John 3:30, John prophesied that Jesus must increase, as he (John) decreased. Since the []

“Wilt thou be made whole?”

John Chapter 5 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they whichtestify of me” (John 5:39). by Tim Malinowski In John, Chapter 5, we read about the healing of the lame man at the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. This individual had an apparently hopeless and chronic condition for the last 38 years of his life. If anyone was in need of healing, he was the perfect candidate. To add to this man’s unfortunate []

The Bread of Life

John Chapter 6 “For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto theworld” (John 6:33). by Benjamin and Gabriella Stein John Chapter six provides a beautiful illustration of man’s restitution. Here, Jesus describes how he is the bread of life. As such, he provides both a ransom for all of mankind and the mechanism for restoring them back into harmony with God via his earthly kingdom. Then, each individual will be able to “eat” the []