Produce The Evidence

PRODUCE THE EVIDENCE  “Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching. ‘I have spoken openly to the world,’ Jesus replied. ‘I always taught in the synagogues or the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.’ “When Jesus …Continue reading →

Set Apart By The Truth

SET APART BY THE TRUTH  “‘Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. “‘As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. “‘For them I sanctify myself, that they, too, may be truly sanctified.’” John 17.17-19 NIV “Sanctify”? The dictionary meaning of sanctify is to set apart for its proper purpose. If something is …Continue reading →

Truth Is Intolerant

TRUTH IS INTOLERANT “Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do …Continue reading →

The Sounds Of Silence

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE  “‘Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.’ “The Jews answered Him, ‘Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan …Continue reading →

Selective Deafness!

SELECTIVE DEAFNESS!  “Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.’” John 8:42-43 (NIV). Now that’s a penetrating question! ‘Why is my …Continue reading →

Free To Obey

FREE TO OBEY “Even as He spoke, many believed in Him. “To the Jews who had believed in Him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” John 8:30-32 (NIV). Freedom! Is that not what the human race craves? Everyone wants to …Continue reading →

Truth Is Its Own Witness

TRUTH IS ITS OWN WITNESS  “The Pharisees challenged Him, ‘Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.’ Jesus answered, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I came from or where I …Continue reading →

The Battle Begins

THE BATTLE BEGINS “The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, ‘See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.’ The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that …Continue reading →

The Real Thing!

THE REAL THING!  “‘Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.’ The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah (called Christ) is …Continue reading →

Popularity or Truth?

POPULARITY OR TRUTH? “‘But it’s trouble ahead if you think you have made it. What you have is all you’ll ever get. And it’s trouble ahead if you’re satisfied with yourself. You self will not satisfy you for long. And it’s trouble ahead if you think it’s all fun and games. There’s suffering to be met and you’re going to …Continue reading →