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Jesus—Feeding the Hungry

Even a cursory reading of John 6 will show that Jesus had compassion on those who were hungry (John 6:5). Nevertheless, Jesus didn’t dedicate his office as Messiah to satisfy the needs of the poor in the world or even in Palestine (Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4), but he had compassion upon the needy wherever he saw them. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in feeding the 5000

 

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What’s Left, If We Don’t Have Jesus?

In John 6 the Gospel writer for all intents and purposes has Jesus complete his Galilean ministry. This is not literally so, and we can see this if one compares John with the Synoptics, but for the Gospel of John, Jesus’ Galilean ministry ends with this chapter. From this point on, John is interested in telling us about Jesus’ Judean ministry—most of it spent in Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in loaves and fishes

 

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When is Enough, Enough?

At one of our annual family reunions my cousin, Michael, asked me about my writing. At that time I was writing a book about Jesus’ life and teachings according to the Gospel of Luke. I told him I wished I could retire and devote myself to completing it, but I didn’t think I had enough set aside to do so. He asked me: “What is enough?” I thought about his reply for quite awhile afterward, and Thanksgiving week that same year my company offered me an early retirement. I had to decide by the week before Christmas. It was a very intense month for me, but the long-story-short is: I decided I had enough, put my decision in God’s hands, and never looked back. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2011 in loaves and fishes

 

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