CORNERED Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” John 10:23-24 The ESV version reads that the Jews ‘gathered round him.’  In the English vernacular, that …

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NON-EXCLUSIVE OFFER  “And I have other sheep that are not of this fold.  I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”  John 10:16-17     When previously speaking of the sheepfold, the door, and false shepherds, Jesus has been speaking about the fold of …

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SINNING INTENTIONALLY Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.  John 9:41 It’s a humbling thing to look back into your past, see the ways you sinned, but then say…”I didn’t know better.  Oh God, forgive me.”  Though there was …

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BELIEVING “And, who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”  Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”  He said, “Lord, I believe.”  And he worshipped him.  John 9:36-38 True believing in Jesus is to see His glory, repent, and worship Him above all …

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