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The Pharisees Ask Jesus For a Sign From Heaven - Mark 8:10 – 8:21 (commentary)

The willful unbelief of the Pharisees disturbed the Lord to the depths of His spirit. They’re demanding to see a sign was not due to their desire to see the hand of God but because they were blind to His hand. The Biblical order for a Christian should be that “believing is se …

Jesus Heals the Nobleman’s Son - John 4:43 – 4:54 (commentary)

Jesus continues His journey to Galilee after His two-day ministry in Samaria (v. 43). Jesus had previously said that, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own country” (v. 44). The Galileans welcomed Him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebrat …

What does it mean to believe? - John 3:13 – 3:24 (commentary)

No one has gone up to heaven except the Son of Man, who came down from there (v. 13). Sin caused God to punish the Israelites with fiery serpents that bit the people so that many died (Num. 21:4-9). God provided a remedy by commanding Moses to make a brass serpent, so that when a …

The Reaction of The Jews - John 6:36 – 6:44 (commentary)

Jesus then rebukes the crowd for their lack of faith (v.36). They had the great privilege of seeing Him, and yet they refused to believe. It is evident here that seeing does not necessarily lead to believing. He goes on to explain that salvation involves both divine soverei …