John 19v26. John calls himself ‘the disciple whom he loved.’ Many people who followed Jesus felt specially loved by Him. John 11v3 ‘Lord, the one you love is sick.’ Gal. 2v20 ‘the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.’ To some extent all Christians can feel this.
John 6v35-51. You eat bread you don’t normally ‘come’ to bread or ‘believe’ in bread - Jesus is using a metaphor. Eating the bread of life is equivalent to coming to Him and believing in Him. But the metaphor ‘eat’ tells us something about what it means to come and believe.
John 5v16-30. An amazing passage of Scripture. Jesus clearly claims equality with God. There is only one God. Jesus is functionally dependent on the Father. The Son does whatever the Father does. Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God.
I spent a lot of time over this last summer preparing my new version of ‘Foundations’ for the printers. This made me reflect on the origins of the material in this book, and some of the experiences that forged it into the [...]
I am delighted to announce that after many month’s work, and much help from numerous people, the new edition of Foundations is now available for purchase from my website at www.johngroves.org.uk/foundations.Foundations was originally developed within the context of my local church. However, [...]
During the last few days I have been thinking about prayer. For me personally there have been some things happening recently that have made me feel, at different times, stupid, troubled, annoyed, worried and sad. I have found myself going back, again [...]
I love spending time with my grandchildren and it’s something I look forward to doing more and more as I get older. Our grandchildren are getting older as well, of course, so this means they can join us on longer walks without [...]
The last 120 years have been years of massive change both for the world and for the Church. I believe that the majority of the changes in the Church have been good ones, particularly the growth in the numbers of Bible-believing Christians. [...]
In recent weeks I’ve found God stirring me about revival. It’s a burden I’ve lived with throughout my adult life. However, my passion for revival is like a garden bonfire, sometimes it just smoulders and sometimes it flares up. God seems to [...]