Category Archives: John’s Gospel

Jesus’ First Miracle: John 2:1–11 (NIV 2011)

Recently I received a question about Jesus’ first miracle at Cana in Galilee. This passage strikes the casual reader as somewhat unusual. Here is the passage in John 2:1–11 (NIV 2011): On the third day a wedding took place at … Continue reading

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NIV 2011: How much paraphrase is too much?

Some popular English Bible translations do a better job than others in maintaining fidelity to the original text of Scripture. As you know, the Old Testament was recorded in biblical Hebrew (except for a few parts of Daniel and Ezra … Continue reading

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Hard Sayings (John 6:60)

More than once Jesus’ disciples threw up their hands and said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” (John 6.60). Have you ever said something similar when you encountered a bracing section of the Bible? Actually, we silently … Continue reading

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Are you holding on tight?

Are you holding onto your salvation with a firm grip? If you are, there will come a day when your hand gets tired. Or perhaps that day has already arrived. You had an iron grip on eternal life the day … Continue reading

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