Jeff Mezera

Heroes of Conviction

A Review of the Christian Connexion and the Adventist Movements By Jeff Mezera After the French Revolution, there was a new enlightenment in the thinking of the populace. People began to free themselves from chains of oppression, and from superstitions that had long prevailed over science, philosophy, and religious thought. A different denomination sprang up in the United States at the dawn of the nineteenth century, which attempted to do just that. It was called the “Christian Connexion.” These “Christians” as they []

Jesus’ Ministry of the Waters of Life

John Chapter 7 “The officers answered, ‘Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks’” (John 7:46 NASB). by Jeff Mezera The seventh chapter of John marks a transition point in the ministry of Jesus from being mostly tolerated, to having to risk his life to continue his ministry because of threats from the Jewish officials. Introduction (John 7:1-2) Early in the chapter, the Apostle John makes a specific point about the Feast of Tabernacles. It is the only reference to []

Six Trials, One Night

Repeated Injustice “So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested” (Luke 23:24, NKJV, all scriptures from the NASV). by Jeff Mezera Studies and meditations on the Memorial generally focus on the events of the Memorial supper, Jesus’ betrayal, and his crucifixion. But there are things that happened between these events — dramatic scenes packed with suspense — that show how things were stacked against our Lord. In six hours there were six trials, three of them religious and three []