Table of Contents- November/December, 2021

BY HERALD MAGAZINE

Volume 103, Number 6

In the Beginning

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…read more

The Gospel of John

God Sent His Son

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 “my master.” Nicodemus recognized that Jesus’ … read more

God Sent His Son

Water of Life

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)… read more

Water of Life

“Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”

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 condition, he was unable to reach the pool himself in time and be healed by the waters. Others could reach the pool before him. …read more

The Bread Of Life

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 bread of life and come to Jesus on their walk up the highway of holiness. …read more

The Bread of Life

News and Views

Several COVID-19 vaccines under development in Israel hold out promise for their ability to protect against variants of the virus. US-based NRx Pharmaceuticals will receive a license for exclusive worldwide development, manufacturing and marketing rights to the novel BriLife coronavirus vaccine developed by the Defense Ministry’s Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR). BriLife is based on a previous, FDA-approved vaccine platform… read more

Today in Prophecy

On October 15, 1999, The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1267, which designated Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as terrorist groups. Sanctions were imposed against cooperating governments. Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who had moved his operations between Pakistan and Sudan, was now operating out of Afghanistan. The Taliban, a group that had risen to power following the Afghan-Soviet War, had granted bin-Laden sanctuary… read more

Afghanistan

Jesus’ Ministry of the Waters of Life

Early in the chapter, the Apostle John makes a specific point about the Feast of Tabernacles. It is the only reference to this feast in the New Testament. That small bit of information helps us understand that this was Jesus’ final celebration of this feast, as it was just six months before he was crucified… read more

Jesus’ Ministry of the Waters of Life

Before Abraham Was Born, I Am

Chapter 8 really begins with verse 12. The rest of the chapter describes Jesus’ encounter with the Jewish leaders while in Jerusalem. John the Baptist prophesied regarding these, “He [Jesus] who comes from heaven … What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his testimony” (John 3:31-32). The leaders did not receive Jesus’ testimony because they did not have God’s word abiding in them (John 5:38).. read more

Before Abraham Was Born, I Am

Amazing Grace

Written many years after the rest of the New Testament, John’s books refocus us on Jesus, our first love (Revelation 2:4). The Gospel of John provides an intimate account of Jesus as the personification of God’s loving character (John 14:9). John Chapter 9 paints a particularly vivid picture of Jesus as the source and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). It also describes the process of getting back into God’s grace. It centers on a man blind from birth who is healed by Jesus. Once healed, this man testified about God’s love in front of the people and the Pharisees, and finally, received the spiritual sight to accept Jesus as the Messiah… read more

Amazing Grace

The Good Shepherd

The Gospel of John Chapter 10 contains two main themes — “Jesus as the Good Shepherd” in verses 1 to 21, and “I and the Father are One” in verses 22 to Following the miracle of healing the blind man in Chapter 9, the parable of the Good Shepherd is aimed at the scribes and Pharisees. They had criticized Jesus for healing the blind man on the Sabbath and did not believe the man had been born blind… read more

The Good Shepherd

The Raising of Lazarus

In John 11:1-4, Jesus was informed that Lazarus was sick. It was a simple message from Martha and Mary, “Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick.” Jesus loved this family. Verse 5 says, “Jesus loved Martha and her sister, and Lazarus.” The sisters probably thought Jesus would come immediately. Instead, verse 6 says he tarried two days where he was. As Jesus said, “This sickness is not meant for death, but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it” (verse 4)… read more

The Raising of Lazarus
Poem about Shepherd
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