Triperspectivalism in the Gospel of John

I’ve really enjoyed the recent weeks of devotional study in the gospel of John. As I studied the book on a macroscopic level, I noticed a triperspectival structure to the book, especially in three sequential themes. For those new to triperspectivalism, bear with...

Glory-Begetting Belief

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some reflections on John 11 and the relationship of God’s glory and God’s love. There is another connection to highlight, namely God’s glory and saving faith. Jesus was quite transparent with his disciples. In what...

Lord, he whom you love is ill.

In my reading of John 11 this morning, this phrase just landed on me. Mary and Martha appealed to Jesus for help on account of his love for Lazarus. Indeed, Jesus loved him deeply. Twice we read in this account that Jesus was “deeply moved,” and sandwiched...

Spiritual Gifts and the Glory of God

Last night, I taught on the nature and purposes of spiritual gifts.  One particular point I tried to elaborate was this: a church passionate about the glory of God will be passionate about the spiritual gifts being exercised in the body.  And here is the reason why....