Posts from March 2022

Posts from March 2022

Revelation 22:12-13

“Look, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me to repay each person according to his work.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 22:12-13)   Jesus gave this promise in the Book of Revelation, and it has a powerful meaning. Alpha is the Greek letter “A” and omega is the letter “Z.” Jesus uses these letters to remind us that he is the beginning and the…

John 14:1-7

“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”  “Lord,” Thomas said,…

John 8:54-59

In the following “I am” statement, Jesus claims to be the “I AM” which is the very name of God himself. Jesus is therefore more than a great teacher; he is God in the flesh. Jesus was arguing with the religious authorities and said,    “If I glorify myself,” Jesus answered, “my glory is nothing. My Father—about whom you say, ‘He is our God’—he is the one who glorifies me. You do not know him, but I know him. If…

John 8:12

Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) In this “I am” statement, Jesus makes a simple but profound claim, that as the sun gives light and warmth to the world, so he is our spiritual light. The shining sun gives light and warmth to everything. All the shapes and colors we see are from light reflected…

John 11:41-45

Then Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you heard me. I know that you always hear me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so that they may believe you sent me.” After he said this, he shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and…

John 11:36-41

Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. “Remove the stone,” Jesus said. Martha, the dead man’s sister, told him, “Lord, there is already a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they removed the stone. (John 11:36-41) We often think that we will only see the…