Category: Gospel of John

Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer”

Below is an index to the six posts that made up my brief series discussing Judas Iscariot in the four Gospels. The series was entitled, “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer.” If you don’t have time to read all six parts, my recommendation is… Continue Reading “Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer””

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6

This is the final post in our brief series on Judas Iscariot. We’ve looked at Judas from the vantage point of each of the Gospels as well as the book of Acts. What have we learned? Here are a few things. Setting Up the… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 5

In our last four posts we’ve looked at Judas Iscariot in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke as well as in the book of Acts. In Mark, we aren’t told why he betrays Jesus only that he does. In Matthew, we are told… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 5”

Does the Bible Contain “Undesigned Coincidences”?

“For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree.” Mark 14:56, NRSV A few weeks ago, Dean Meadows of the apologetics organization Apologia Institute wrote a short blog post entitled “Undesigned Coincidences and the Reliability of Scripture.” He writes, What… Continue Reading “Does the Bible Contain “Undesigned Coincidences”?”

Who is “the Son of Man”?

Jesus said, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,’ and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’” Mark 14:62, NRSV As we read through the Gospels we come across a phrase that Jesus uses… Continue Reading “Who is “the Son of Man”?”

One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew

I was recently in a Twitter discussion with Twitter users @colinburgess and @bibhistctxt who had commented on this post I made: "The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and… Continue Reading “One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew”

Water into Grape Juice?

In John’s telling of the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, the very first public miracle he performs is at a wedding celebration in Cana, a small town in Galilee. Compare this with the first miracles in the other Gospels: in Mark it… Continue Reading “Water into Grape Juice?”