John field notes 14a: Mixing the modes →
John field notes 3c: Sequitur
They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? (John 6:30, KJV) Signs blind. If you really want to see, Jesus suggests to Nicodemus, you have to lose everything, deny your birth, start over: “Rabbi, we know that you’ve come from God a teacher since none could do these signs you do unless God is with you.” “Jesus answered “Amen amen I tell you...
John field notes 3b: Non sequitur
This morning, “You must be born again” brings to mind Pittsburgh. “By night” is the Allegheny. “We” is the Monongahela. One of those rivers should win out at their confluence. But Jesus’s response is the Ohio. A new river. He addresses neither the loaded setting (Nicodemus’s coming by night) nor Nicodemus’s words (“We know you are a teacher come from God”) nor the tension the setting and words...
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