The Message in 2 John

Two of the shortest books in the Bible are the second and third epistles (or letters) of John, known as 2 John and 3 John. If the Bible has such short books, is there a message from God to us in these very short books, that could both be read in one sitting? There definitelyContinue reading “The Message in 2 John”

Poem about the four Gospels

There is a poem that I would like to share, and we sing this with the children sometimes in our local place of gathering. Perhaps a challenge for you to think of the verses or sections in each gospel that corresponds with the lines of the poem. This is following on from the previous postContinue reading “Poem about the four Gospels”

The Four Gospels in the Bible

Have you ever wondered about why we have four gospels, and why these are in the particular order as we have it, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? In this article, a modest attempt will be given to show how and why the four gospels are placed in the order in our Bible, the Word ofContinue reading “The Four Gospels in the Bible”

The ‘I AM’s in the Gospel of John

The gospel of John is a very peculiar gospel in the fact that John does not copy from the three Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The other striking thing is that John makes no mention of his own name as one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. His aim is to have theContinue reading “The ‘I AM’s in the Gospel of John”

Some Patterns in John’s Writings

Have you ever wondered about the similar patterns and phrases that exist in the Gospel and Epistles of John? No matter how many times we may have read John’s inspired writings, there is always refreshment and there are new things to learn. To make it very simple, John wrote about 600 different words in hisContinue reading “Some Patterns in John’s Writings”

Brief Thoughts on the Twelve Disciples

“And having called to [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, so that they should cast them out, and heal every disease and every bodily weakness. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the [son] of Zebedee, andContinue reading “Brief Thoughts on the Twelve Disciples”