This program is a rebroadcast from October 29, 2016.
The Gospel of John
The past three weeks we’ve seen the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke written to reach specific audiences. Matthew wrote to Jewish believers, Mark wrote to Roman believers, and Luke wrote to the Gentiles. This week we dig into John, a book much different than the other Gospels in its message and audience.
There’s no better book to wrap up our series “The Gospels Speak to Everyone” with than John. Unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which were written with specific groups of people in mind, John wrote for the entire world. He had a message that all people must hear: Jesus is God! He had a heart for evangelism that you can see from beginning to end. With so many accounts of signs and miracles, John wanted everyone to understand and believe in Christ’s divinity. If we see Christ, we see God the Father. Let these truths comfort and excite you today!
We hope you’ve truly been blessed by our series. The gospel is a reason to have true joy, and we pray you’ve experienced the joy of knowing Christ and the blessing of knowing the Gospels speak to everyone.
by Elwood McQuaid
Out of almost 900 verses in the gospel of John, over 650 are directly related to the feasts of Israel. This is an aspect of the book of John that is often overlooked. Why this is significant? Jesus was without sin and He had have certain credentials to be qualified as our great High Priest.
In Elwood McQuaid’s beloved book The Outpouring: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel, John’s gospel comes alive as you discover the magnificent relationship between the Feasts of Israel and the Lord Jesus. After reading The Outpouring, you’ll never look at John’s gospel the same.
UNESCO: Occupied Palestine
UNESCO, the United Nations’ branch for Education, Science, and Culture was designed to build peace in the minds of men and women. But their latest resolution “Occupied Palestine” shows that this peace was not meant for the Jewish people. The resolution ignores Israel’s historical connection to Jerusalem. Follow along as Chris explains the significance of the resolution and reveals which nations have supported Israel and which nations have turned their backs on Israel.
If you would like to read the full text of the resolution, you can do so here: (http://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-of-new-unesco-resolution-on-occupied-palestine/)
Apples of Gold: I Am Not Ashamed of the Testimony of the Lord
Zvi’s check-up at the doctor’s office began with a man shouting the Psalms in the waiting room. As he asked the man to speak more quietly, Zvi assured him that God would still hear him. Coincidentally, the two men remembered each other from their time serving in the military together. This caused the man to listen closely, as Zvi had become so much more serious since their time together. As the conversation drew others to listen, Zvi took this opportunity to preach the truth of the Messiah.
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For more on the life of Zvi Kalisher, visit our online store to find his biography, Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust.
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.
Also heard on this week’s show:
» Slow Enough (Greg Atkinson)
» Amazing Grace, arranged and performed by Jeremy Strong
» Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (John Hughes, performed by Samuel Hsu)