Passion. Zeal. Love. Light. These are all characteristics of my Savior, Jesus Christ. This passionate, zealous, loving, Light of the World comes into our hearts to drive out the darkness — not to condemn us, but to save us. This truth is profound and eternal — it’s worth spending some time to slowly take it all in.
Follow me to the gospel of John as we consider a familiar passage in light of the context of Scripture.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Consider the historical context
- Use section headings
- Refer to the introduction
- Slow down
- Gaining historical context through the reading of the introduction – BlueLetterBible.org
- This episode of Jesus cleansing the temple – John 2:13-22
- Listening to the sounds of the scene unfolding at the temple
- What the money changers were up to in the temple – GotQuestions.org Article
- The zeal and passion of Jesus. This is who He is!
- Eternal live is initiated by God and founded in His love
- The idea that God loves the “world” would be shocking to Nicodemus
- Jesus begins with the end in mind…the cross – Check out Episode 103 where I unpack Moses and the serpent mentioned here
- Biblical faith is not intellectual assent, it is transferring our trust out of ourselves INTO Jesus
- We must surrender, repent of our sin of autonomy and turn to God and place our trust into Christ
- How we are not better having heard the truth if we do not personally experience God
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