The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record

The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record It is well known that each of the gospels was written for a different group of Christians, and with a different emphasis. In particular, St John’s gospel stresses the divinity of Jesus, while the synoptic gospels focus more on his humanity. It’s also worthContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record”

The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people Jesus had been crucified, and hung dead on the cross. The women who came with him from Galilee were still there, watching. They intended to prepare Jesus’ body for burial in accordance with Jewish Law. They didn’t know what was going to happen to theContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people”

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm One day Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was beingContinue reading “Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm”

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is Two things struck me as I read this passage. The first was that, once again, Jesus makes a very clear distinction between himself and God the Father. The other was that when Jesus spoke publicly, people responded in one of two ways: those who wereContinue reading “John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is”

John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son

John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son After the two days he left for Galilee. As it says in John 4: 5 and 40, Jesus had spent two days at Sychar in Samaria and many Samaritans had come to believe that he was the Saviour of the world. Now John picks upContinue reading “John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son”