Morning Musings: John 6:67

“So Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you want to go away as well?'”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

Jesus had just blown their minds almost beyond the point of recovery.  He had introduced some ideas to them using a metaphor–one that He would later make explicit when He inaugurated the Lord’s Supper–that, frankly, grossed out most of the crowd.  So they left.  And as the crowds were departing, Jesus turned to the twelve and asked if they wanted to leave too. Read the rest…

An Exclusive Club?

“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. . . .The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritual discerned.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

Now we’re getting into some tough stuff here (and we’re only into the second of 16 chapters!).  Let’s start with what Paul seems to be saying and then we’ll deal with whether or not it’s true and what it means.   Read the rest…