Category Archives: John

Resurrection and Veil

The Old Covenant was characterized by veils. The veil covered the Shekinah glory of God from view. Moses, for instance, wore a veil when he met with God. Those veils meant separation from God and His glory; it meant death. This … Continue reading

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153 in John 21

Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn ( John 20:11). Most Bible readers would simply skip over this … Continue reading

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Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee in John 21

There is a lot going on in the first two verses of John 21. Jesus manifests himself to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. Now, Tiberias is the Roman name for Galilee (see John 6:1). In verse 2, Nathaniel … Continue reading

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Two Charcoal Fires…

…one in John 18 where Peter warms himself in the gathering of the unrighteous, and one in John 21 where Peter warms Himself with the One who is Righteous.

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John Calvin, John 20, and Jewish Emissaries

Calvin writes: It may be thought strange, however, that he does not produce more competent witnesses; for he begins with a woman; but thus the saying is fulfilled, that God chooseth what is weak, and foolish, and contemptible in the world, … Continue reading

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Leithart and John 7:39

…”The Spirit was not yet because Jesus was not yet glorified.” Some have made a sharp distinction between the Spirit’s work in the Older Covenant and His work in the New. John seems to make that clear when he writes … Continue reading

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John 15:1-8; Fifth Sunday of Resurrection: The True Vine: Abiding in Christ

Providence Church (CREC) Fourth Sunday of Resurrection May 10th, 2009, 16th sermon Sermon: The True Vine: Abiding in Christ Text: John 15:1-8, SERMON AUDIO HERE Pastor Uriesou T. Brito Text: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the … Continue reading

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The Seventh “I Am” Statement in John’s Gospel

The seventh Iam statement in John 15 is one of completion and perfection. It signals that Jesus has revealed himself completely. For Jesus to be the true vine means that he is the new life of the world; the true … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd; Sermon on John 10:11-18-Fourth Sunday of Resurrection

Editor’s Note: In this sermon I have taken the interpretation that this pericope has the under-shepherds in mind, rather than individual sheep. The under-shepherds are the ones who go through the door and receive the affirmation from the Great Shepherd. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day

Rich Lusk observes that in John’s gospel, the appearance of the resurrected Jesus in successive Sundays to the disciples (John 20:19-31) prove a pattern for worship on the Lord’s Day. He says: Since the resurrection of Christ every Sunday is … Continue reading

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Hating Your Life, John 12:20-33; Fifth Sunday In Lent

Providence Church (CREC) Rev. Uriesou Brito John 12:20-33 Fifth Sunday in Lent Ninth Sermon, SERMON AUDIO HERE First official sermon as an ordained minister. 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these … Continue reading

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Quote, John Ryle on John 12

…there can be no life without death, there can be no sweet without bitter, there can be no crown without cross. –John Ryle, Short Expository Readings on the Gospel of John, pg. 189.

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The Trinitarian Gospel through Cross and Crown, Fourth Sunday in Lent, John 3:14-21

Fourth Sunday in Lent at Providence Church (CREC) March 22nd, 2009. Pastor Uri Brito Eighth Sermon Title: The Trinitarian Gospel through Cross and Crown, SERMON AUDIO HERE. Text: John 3:14-21 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, … Continue reading

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Leithart on the Book of Signs

The first 12 chapters of John are commonly seen as John’s “book of signs.”  There are seven signs, which may suggest a connection with the creation week. Some starting thoughts: 1. Water to wine, ch 2: Jesus’ manifests His glory, … Continue reading

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John 3:16

This pericope from 3:16-21 is a cosmic reference. Too much ink has been spilt unecessarily deciphering the meaning of cosmos. Cosmos as the eternally elect or as the entire world are both textually possible exegesis. However, the debate has generally … Continue reading

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Zeal for the Father’s House, John 2:13-22; Third Sunday in Lent

Providence Church (CREC) Pastor Uri Brito Third Sunday in Lent March 15th, 2009. Title: Zeal for the Father’s House —Sermon Audio HERE Text: John 2:13-22 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In … Continue reading

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The Cleansing of the Temple and Leviticus 14

The cleansing of the temple in John 2 is only one of three separate cleansings. The second cleansing is recorded in the synoptic gospels and the final cleansing occurs in AD70. This parallels the cleansing of the house by the … Continue reading

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John and Mark/Leprosy and Temple

There is a striking parallel between the cleansing of the leper in Mark 1:40-45 and Jesus’ cleansing of the temple in John 2:13-22. The temple has become a house of leprosy. It is unclean. Unlike the leper in Mark who … Continue reading

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