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Gospel of John Sunday School | Week 7

The word that John uses for “sign” in his gospel is sémeion. This word is different than “miracle” or “wonder.” It is a certain type of miracle; it is confirming, corroborating, or authenticating in nature. There is a purpose that goes beyond the wow! factor. This is the particular purpose of John recording these supernatural ...

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Gospel of John Sunday School | Week 6

The gospels always give pictures of Jesus that illustrate His whole person: His imminence and His transcendence, His humanity and His deity, Immanuel. The first chapter of John presents a stark contrast while demonstrating the cohesion and unity. The prologue points to His preexistence and role in the creation of the world, while a few ...

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Gospel of John Sunday School | Week 5

One of the major accusations leveled at Biblical Christianity over the centuries is that the doctrine of Jesus as God was contrived decades or centuries after the time of the apostles. This criticism hasn’t died, as the good teacher or misunderstood prophet labels are given to Christ by those who acknowledge His existence but deny ...

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Gospel of John Sunday School | Weeks 1-4

The Gospel of John 1:1-18, Prologue The first eighteen verses of John’s gospel are very, very well known. Phrases like and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, or but as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, and, of course in the beginning was the ...

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Worship & Worship

noun 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage. 3. adoring reverence or regard. 4. the object of adoring reverence or regard. verb (used with object) 6. to render religious reverence and homage to. ...

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Discerning Maturity

Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and ...

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Same & Different

In the first chapter of Genesis, a simple statement is made: “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (27). From the beginning, God has declared that there are men and that there are women. There is a distinction, and He has ...

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Start at the Beginning

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His ...

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Unseen, But Real

For the last two weeks in youth group we’ve watched the film “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus.” It traces a man’s journey to corroborate archaeological data with the Biblical account of the Israelites’ time in Egypt, the Exodus itself, and the conquest of Canaan. Although the documentary clocks in at nearly two hours, the coverage of ...

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Fallen Words

The word “sin” has seen a drastic reduction in use. By a few different metrics, sin appears less than 25% in print than it did 200 years ago. Surely there are a number of reasons for this quantitative decline: the secularization of the culture and media, the rapid expanse and diversification of the written word, ...