That You May Believe

Shaped by the Word is a daily, Bible-reading devotional. I do not publish supplemental material on Sunday, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading. Be sure to subscribe to this page so you can follow along every day. Thanks for reading! Reading the Word John 20:30–31 (ESV) 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Continue reading That You May Believe

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So That You May Believe

Reading the Word John 20:30–31 (ESV) 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Understanding and Applying the Word These verses tell us why John wrote his Gospel. He wrote so that readers might know Jesus and believe that he was truly the Christ and the Son of God. John makes his case throughout his Gospel by recording … Continue reading So That You May Believe

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Division over Jesus

Reading the Word John 10:19–21 (ESV) 19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 20 Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?” 21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” Understanding and Applying the Word Once again the people were divided over Jesus. Some believed he was demon-possessed and that he was insane because of the things he was saying. This was not the first time he was accused of … Continue reading Division over Jesus

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