The Jewish leaders resist Jesus and argue with him. What a tragedy—pushing Jesus right out of their lives. Arguments are like mental battles going on in the head‘ they get in the way of faith which comes from the heart.
When I say, “I believe this,” the statement comes from the mind. When I say, “I believe IN,” then my heart and soul are invovled.
The Lord Jesus is with you; no one can snatch you away from his hands. What powerful protection Jesus gives!
I recommend reading Matthew Henry’s Commentary on this passage. You’ll see his commentary on the whole Bible as a free option under STUDY THIS alongside the beginning of the reading in the link provided in Bible Gateway.
For an engaging biography of this extraordinary person, I suggest that you visit the article about him in Wikipedia.
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.