Entries by David Cornell

Saturday 1 October 2022

This passage is found in a section of tests about who is “living in the light”, that is, a genuine follower of Jesus. One test is whether we are keeping his commands. The second is whether we are in intimate personal fellowship with Jesus, and the third, seen in this passage, is whether we love […]

Friday 30 September 2022

The world might ask ‘why does the Bible go on and on about sin? I’m a good person’. Yet the answer is simple – God understands we are all very inclined to sin, and Jesus is the only one who is actually without sin. We are all impacted by sin and its consequences every day […]

Thursday 29 September 2022

What does it mean to walk in darkness?  For John, we read from this passage, it has to do with our confession of sin.  This is not lip-service to sin, a general admission that we may have sinned, but an honest recognition that we have sinned and are sinners.  To live in the light is […]

Wednesday 28 September 2022

John was a vivid witness who saw, touched, and heard Jesus. He passed on his account for us to joyously believe in the one who is the Word of Life. John proclaims this so we may have fellowship with our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus- reminding us that the joy of heaven will dwarf […]

Tuesday 27 September 2022

I’ve heard many perspectives on this passage before, any you, dear daily digest reader might have too: It’s clear that Jesus asks Peter if he loves him three times to restore the three times that Peter denied him on the day of Jesus’s crucifixion. But there is so much more going on– While Jesus is […]

Monday 26 September 2022

There are so many beautiful details in this passage – I have so many questions. Questions like where were the other four disciples? Was seven disciples the perfect number required to haul in such the big load of fish? Was it John (the author) who meticulously counted all 153 fish to record for us such […]

Sunday 25 September 2022

As I read this passage what struck me that Jesus appears to the disciples who are behind closed doors and afraid of the Jewish leaders.  His first words to them were “Peace be with you”. He shows them His hands, His feet – His wounds and they are filled with joy – suddenly they realise […]

Saturday 24 September 2022

Mary Magdalene is the very first person to witness the resurrection of Jesus after His death. We read in this passage a series of interactions between Mary, the angels and with the recently resurrected Jesus.  Mary’s reaction upon seeing her risen Lord was to cling on to Him.  Jesus, however, had a job for her […]

Friday 23 September 2022

Our God is a God of miracles! The empty tomb demonstrates our God is a God who does miracles. As Psalm 77:14 describes him this way – “You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the people.” This is God’s character, to work miraculously. Miracles reveal God to us, […]

Thursday 22 September 2022

Jesus has died on the cross. Passover is due to start in a matter of hours, and so Jesus is removed by a secret wealthy disciple, Joseph of Arimathea, (see Matt 27:59-60) and a Pharisee, Nicodemus (Jn 3:1-21). These two men then proceed to perform the Jewish burial custom with very costly spices. In thinking […]