Tag: Messiah

Living Water

During His ministry, Jesus had to work through some long standing prejudice.  For various reasons Jews did not associate with Samaritans.  In addition, Jews believed men should avoid social contact with women to avoid ceremonial defilement.  Nevertheless, when Jesus found himself alone with a…

Blinded by the Light

The Book of John chronicles several events that document the hatred the Jewish leaders had for Jesus as he gained thousands of followers.  These Jewish leaders had become so dependent on their own power as the keepers of the Jewish law, they had lost…

Jesus Revealed

In the first few chapters of the Book of John, we are introduced to four events that help us to see and understand the true nature of Jesus.  At a wedding we learn about the generosity of Jesus. In the temple in Jerusalem, we…

The Many Names of Jesus

The first chapter of the Book of John applies several names to Jesus that paint a complex picture of His true nature.  Jesus is “God’s Chosen One,” the “Lamb of God, the “Messiah,” and the fully human “Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as “Rabbi,”…