The Fifth Discourse: The Living Water

June 14, 2009  |  Joe Boot

Jesus' teaching is from God, not His own authority. If anyone wants to do God's will in his heart, he will begin to understand who Jesus is and what God's requirements are.  Every believer should be filled with the Spirit, becoming a conduit of His grace to nourish the world. God's re-creation started with the resurrection and continues to flow out and transform the world.

Believing in the Bread of Life

June 7, 2009  |  Joe Boot

God does not answer our questions merely to satisfy our human curiosity; He addresses our spiritual needs.

The Fifth Sign: The Sign of Transcendence

May 24, 2009  |  Joe Boot

If Christ is enthroned by man, He can be de-throned by man. In refusing man's coronation, He affirms His kingship emphatically. Jesus has total and complete control of all of nature. The King of the universe is treading under His feet all fear, all confusion, all doubt, and all our enemies. When we accept Christ into all of our circumstances we can totally trust Him to take us to the right destination.

The Third Discourse (Part 2): The Fourfold Witness

May 17, 2009  |  Joe Boot
The question of Jesus' authority is answered by a fourfold witness: 1) John the Baptist, 2) the signs or miracles, 3) the Father, and 4) the Scriptures. All four of these witnesses defend Jesus' identity. Jesus does not need human confirmation for his claims because His testimony is self-attesting, but He provides the witnesses so that His hearers may be changed. The primary testimony is the Spirit's. There is nothing more ultimate by which to authenticate God.

The Fourth Sign: Bread from Heaven

May 10, 2009  |  Scott Masson
Jesus is the new Moses: He liberates from harsh bondage and brings into the promise land.

The Third Discourse: Prerogatives of Sonship

May 3, 2009  |  Joe Boot

In this passage we see the equality and unity of the Godhead, and the voluntary submission that exists within the Trinity.

The Third Sign: The Sign of Grace

April 26, 2009  |  Joe Boot

The healing at the pool of Bethesda is a miracle where no evident faith is manifest in the recipient, and no request is made of Jesus for healing — it is purely a sovereign act of kindness and power.

Loving the Brethren

April 19, 2009  |  Michael Haykin
Our love for our Christian brothers and sisters is to be patterned after Christ's love for the Church. Christ gave Himself for the Church, which is to be a place where the love of God is realized in community.

The Last Enemy

April 12, 2009  |  Joe Boot

Our culture is turning to man-centred solutions for the problems of sin and death. However, Jesus alone conquered death, by dealing with the sin problem.

Christ the King

April 5, 2009  |  Joe Boot
Jesus establishes a spiritual kingdom and commands His servants to transact business until He returns. Faithful servants are rewarded with a kingdom, and the wicked with total destruction. His royalty is expressed when Jesus exercises eminent domain, the prerogative of a king, in taking the colt to ride on. In Psalm 72:8, Jesus' kingdom extends over the nations, "from sea to sea." Christ demands complete sovereignty over our lives.