The Fruit Bearing Tree

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] How would you illustrate these two verses? “Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.” (John 15:8 AKJV) “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs...

Logos – Part 4: The Word Made Flesh

One of the most compelling passages in the Bible is found at John 1:14: “So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of divine favor and truth.” (John...

Logos – Part 3: The Only-Begotten God

“At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.” – Mt 11:25 NLT[i] “At that time Jesus said in response: “I...

Logos – Part 2: A God or The God?

In part 1 of this theme, we examined the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) to see what they revealed about God’s Son, Logos. In the remaining parts, we will examine the various truths revealed about Jesus in the Christian Scriptures. _________________________________...

Logos – Part 1: The OT Record

Just under a year ago, Apollos and I planned to do a series of articles on the nature of Jesus. Our views diverged at that time about some key elements in our understanding of both his nature and his role. (They still do, though less so.) We were unaware at the time...

Commentary on John 15:1-17

[this post is contributed by Alex Rover] A consideration of John 15:1-17 will do much to encourage us to greater love for one another, for it demonstrates Christ’s great love for us and builds appreciation for the great privilege of being brothers and sisters in...

Where Should the Horse Go?

[A couple of years back, Apollos brought this alternate understanding of John 17:3 to my attention.  I was still well indoctrinated back then so I couldn’t quite see his logic and hadn’t given it much thought until a recent email from another reader who...

What Is the Word According to John?

Under inspiration, John introduced the title/name “the Word of God” to the world in 96 C.E. (Rev. 19:13)  Two years later, in 98 C.E., he opens his account of Jesus’ life using the shortened form “the Word” to again assign this unique...