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4 Views on the Significance of the Feeding of the 5000

The feeding of the 5000, aspects of which we¬†have discussed¬†in the past several articles, is a well-known episode in the Gospels. Children learn it early in Sunday school; in fact there was a boy involved so children identify even further … Continue reading

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The Saddest Passage in the Bible to Me (John 666)

In this series on the feeding of the 5000, we have discussed the historicity of the event, how it backfired and led to a serious crisis, and how it is connected to the story of Jesus’ temptation by Satan in … Continue reading

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Did Satan Really Tempt Jesus in the Desert or is There Another Explanation?

We have been reading the feeding of the 5000. While it was a powerful demonstration, in the end it backfired badly. In John 6, the crowd tried to make Jesus king but Jesus explained that he, himself, was the true … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Jesus in the Book of John–without Satan

All four gospels tell the story of the feeding of the 5000. Matthew and Luke follow Mark’s account, but John includes more detail–as though from a separate memory of the event. And John also adds the critical aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Death is Not the End Because Jesus Offers Us Eternal Life and Happiness

The first four aspects of the Good News are very energizing, exciting, and fulfilling; and they impact our lives tremendously. If these were the only benefits we receive from the Good News of Jesus, then they are more than enough. … Continue reading

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Figures of Speech in the Words of Jesus

Have you spent hours trying to comprehend Jesus’ comment about the camel and the eye of the needle? Have you puzzled over what Jesus meant when he said his flesh was bread, his blood was drink, and that we are … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible in Context

What do we make of this? After feeding the 5,000 in John chapter 6 we read: Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. The people already had … Continue reading

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Was Satan in the Desert with Jesus?

The story of the temptation of Jesus is very dramatic and insightful, but was Satan really in the desert with Jesus trying to lead him astray in his mission? Let’s consider several factors. The Temptation in the Gospel of John … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Jesus in the Gospel of John

The Gospel of John does not contain the story of the temptation of Jesus in the desert as found in the other gospels. However, it seems to capture the conflict in a different story that describes a crisis in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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