Wednesday, January 5

John 1:47-51 “You will see greater things than these,” Jesus tells Nathanael (v. 50). Who doesn’t want to see even greater things? The problem is that we tend to interpret “greater things” as “good things for me.” That’s not where Jesus is going. Instead, Jesus names for Nathaniel—and for us—the “greater things” of God’s kingdom, […]

Tuesday, January 4

John 1:43-46 In Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community, Anna Carter Florence recommends “reading the verbs” in a biblical text. The verbs tell us a lot. Today’s text includes the word found three times; yesterday’s text included it twice more. Five times in six verses someone is being found. Andrew finds his brother Simon […]