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John 2

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor



Jesus works through men as well as by the Holy Spirit.  He called twelve apostles to be with him, hear what he had to say, witness his works, catch his ideals, and absorb his Spirit; that they might carry on after he returned to the Father.  He was their Master and Lord.


Now he directs the church, in her life and service, from his throne on high.  He gives believers his Holy Spirit to dwell in their hearts and to direct and inspire their lives and to empower them for the work.  His to direct, theirs to follow and obey.  Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.  A fine motto!

But how does he speak to us?

(1)  Through his written word.  “Go ye.”

(2)  By the voice of the Spirit prompting us to a certain course of action.

(3)  By our knowledge of the need of service that should be rendered.  We may discover it ourselves, or far-seeing men, who see it, may tell us.  In either case to know the need is to be called to help meet it as we are able.


The church today is apprised of the great need and is moving to meet it.  Shall we not prove worthy of this great and tragic hour?  “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.”


Posted February 5, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Johannine Gospel

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Gospel of John: The Book of Signs   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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The Resurrection of Jesus   3 comments


Above:  Easter Vigil, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta



1 Cor. 15, 12-19

1.  As his death was part of a divine plan so was his resurrection.  “I have power…to take it again.”  “This commandment received I.”  (Jno. 10, 18, also Jno. 2, 19-22 & Matthew 16, 4)  He must master even death–all of man’s enemies.

2.  Its importance can hardly be overestimated.  Paul stakes all on this fact.  It establishes all other Christian doctrine.  Man rejected & crucified him, the Father owns and approves him by raising him.

If he be not raised there follows:

(1)  Vanity of preaching; it “is vain”

(2)  Emptiness of faith–it “is vain”

(3)  Falsehood of testimony–“false witnesses”

(4)  Failure of redemption–“Ye are yet in your sins”

(5)  Collapse of hope–“They also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.”

3.  The witnesses to his resurrection are emphatic and had no motive to testify to a delusion or falsehood, but the reverse.  It is what saved them from despair and fired their hearts to endure all things for the sake of their testimony.

Our own proof is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the world.

4.  He lives to intercede for me and to give me and all men victory over sin and the grave.

Because he lives I shall live also, and be with him where his is.



This is post #300 of this weblog.–KRT