One of my pastors Jamie Strickland recently talked with me about the Gospel of John. We tried to focus on ways that the Gospel could help and encourage us during this current pandemic, although the discussion could really apply to any situation.
If that interests you, then you can watch the embedded Vimeo video here:
Mark Matthias says
Thanks, Wyatt — Most edifying.
It was the Gospel of John that inspired me toward a passion for spirituality…cf, John 6:63, backed by the Synoptics of course. However, passages like John 1:29-34, which showed how utterly seasoned and spiritual John the Baptist was; John 1:51…Jesus said to him,
Do you believe just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these. Then He declared, Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man, where He showed how much He liked Nathaneal who was relatively pure at heart (Jn. 1:50). So, the Spirit gets it done for us if we can at least determine to be obedient to God, becoming positionally correct. When we ask we come as beggars to a benevolent Giver.
When Jesus asks the Father for something it’s as a Son askes a Father.
Perhaps people make too much the many things and entanglements that beset us.
So I am enamored with the Spirit through John to some extent, notwithstanding, Jn. 3:3.
Furthermore, (Luke 11: 9-13) when we ask [aiteo (154)] God for something…the word Jesus uses when He asks God for something is erōtaō (2065), therefore He can put in a good word for us.