Skip to main content
Spotify for Podcasters
The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John

By The Gospel of John

This podcast is my attempt to reflect on the Gospel of John one paragraph at a time. You can follow along on the blog at or just listen here. Appropriate and insightful comments are always welcome.
Available on
Apple Podcasts Logo
Castbox Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Overcast Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Currently playing episode

Jewish Leaders Begin to Persecute Jesus

The Gospel of JohnOct 30, 2018

Woman Caught Committing Adultery

Woman Caught Committing Adultery

Read John 7:53-8:11

Here's a story inserted in the middle of the Tabernacle of Feasts that is controversial for at least two reasons: 1) it's not found in the earliest authorized transcripts and 2) Jesus forgives the unforgivable. I'm not likely to satisfy the debate in this brief discussion, but I hope you'll be encouraged to think about the event and draw your own conclusions. The one thing I would encourage you is not to avoid difficulties in Bible translation issues or conversation. With or without this passage, there is no difference in the truth of the gospel message or the theology we hold onto as truth.

Blog post:

Dec 21, 201806:47
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders

Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders

John 7:45-52

The closing section of chapter 7 includes no words from Jesus. Instead, it's a very brief debate between religious leaders as they try to figure out what to do with Jesus.  As if their decision. When we zoom out a bit we see this is a midpoint of the discussion during the Feast of Tabernacles. Chapters 7 and 8 are one story with an aside thrown in the middle that we'll discuss next time. The characters in this section are quite interesting. There are three groups to consider: the guards, the people, and the Pharisees, that is, the religious leaders.

Blog post:

Dec 21, 201805:23
Division Over Who Jesus Is
Dec 20, 201807:00
Jesus Teaches at the Festival of Tabernacles
Dec 20, 201805:27
Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles
Dec 17, 201806:56
Who Can Accept This Hard Teaching?
Dec 16, 201807:07
Jesus is the Bread of Life
Dec 16, 201805:15
Jesus Walks on Water: Don't Be Afraid
Dec 16, 201805:51
John: Feeding Thousands
Dec 13, 201807:27
Testimonies About Jesus — The Canal
Oct 30, 201807:55
Jesus Responds – The Authority of the Son
Oct 30, 201804:29
Jewish Leaders Begin to Persecute Jesus
Oct 30, 201804:53
Healing at the Pool — Do You Want to Get Well?
Oct 29, 201806:29
Take Jesus at His Word
Oct 23, 201804:34
The Disciples at the Well
Oct 23, 201806:09
Jesus and the Woman at the Well — Part 2
Oct 23, 201805:52
Jesus and the Woman at the Well — Part 1
Oct 23, 201806:36
The Baptist Teaches About Jesus
Oct 11, 201805:40
God Did Not Send Jesus to Do His Dirty Work
Oct 10, 201805:45
For God So Loved the World
Oct 09, 201804:58
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
Oct 08, 201807:15
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts
Oct 07, 201805:42
Wedding in Cana, More Than a Miracle
Oct 07, 201805:16
First Disciples Follow Jesus
Oct 07, 201806:33
The Voice of One Calling in the Wilderness
Oct 07, 201807:36
The Gospel of John, Episode 2, The Prologue
Oct 06, 201807:52
The Gospel of John Episode 1: Introduction
Oct 06, 201806:07