Bible Talks by Grant Borg
Bible Text: John 7:1–17
If there’s one thing we know from studying the life of Jesus, it’s that it’s not easy being godly. It wasn’t easy for Jesus, and it's not easy following Jesus either. In this passage we see some of the things that make life hard for Jesus, and that’ll prepare us to face the same kinds of trials in our lives too.
Bible Text: John 6:48–71
Jesus has come off the back of some hard teachings, and his disciples are wondering whether it’s all too much for them to handle. In the middle of their dilemma Jesus offers them a way out, and their response is a powerful reminder of how to deal with the difficult teachings of Jesus.
Bible Text: John 5:31–47
As Jesus continues to reveal his true identity to the religious leaders, he makes the point that he’s not alone in testifying that he’s the Saviour of the world, but God the Father has testified in many ways too. We explore these ways here as Jesus lists them one by one so we can make an informed decision about whether he’s worthy of our trust.
Bible Text: John 5:16–30
People often ask the question, ‘Who did Jesus claim to be?’ Did he see himself as God? Was he a Prophet? Was he simply a good man who discovered that he had a gift in public speaking? In this passage Jesus tells the world exactly who he is, and what role he’ll play in our desire for eternal life.
Bible Text: John 5:1–15
As Jesus enters busy Jerusalem at festival time, he purposely heals a crippled man and commands him to carry his mat as he walks away. What seems to be a good deed gets attention from the religious leaders for all the wrong reasons, and highlights the danger of serving God through man made laws.