The Gospel of John: John 19

The time is over for questions and wondering what all of this is about. Jesus has reached the final moment in his earthly life. Last week, we took a look at the last round of questions about the identity of Jesus. This week, his human life ends.

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The time is over for questions and wondering what all of this is about. Jesus has reached the final moment in his earthly life. Last week, we took a look at the last round of questions about the identity of Jesus. This week, his human life ends. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 19”

The Gospel of John: John 18

Jesus knew this was the last night everyone was going to be together. He knew that the time ahead was going a struggle for his disciples because they would not know what was going on. Last week we took a look at the prayer Jesus gave for his disciples before the evening’s events would finish. This week is the beginning of the end. From here on out Jesus is moving towards the Cross. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 18”

The Gospel of John: John 17

Can you find comfort in the words of Jesus? Do his actions prove that what he says is true? The last view weeks we have seen that Jesus wants his disciples to find comfort and peace within him, and to be able to trust in what they have been taught after he is gone. This week continues that trend.

Can you find comfort in the words of Jesus? Do his actions prove that what he says is true? The last view weeks we have seen that Jesus wants his disciples to find comfort and peace within him, and to be able to trust in what they have been taught after he is gone. This week continues that trend. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 17”

The Gospel of John: John 16

Jesus wants His people to connect with him through the Spirit. The unfortunate thing is that we constantly need reminders of this fact. Jesus has now spend several chapters reminding the disciples that they must stay with Him and he will send a Helper to guide them after He is gone. This continues in today’s chapter.

Jesus wants His people to connect with him through the Spirit. The unfortunate thing is that we constantly need reminders of this fact. Jesus has now spend several chapters reminding the disciples that they must stay with Him and he will send a Helper to guide them after He is gone. This continues in today’s chapter. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 16”

The Gospel of John: John 15

Peace and comfort are gifts given to Christians through the Holy Spirit. They are meant to help us get through difficulty and struggle. This does not have to be a situation that is causing pain, maybe you simply doubt in Jesus’ saving power or even in the existence of God. Jesus continues to teach his disciples, but giving them a further plea to stay connected with him.

Peace and comfort are gifts given to Christians through the Holy Spirit. They are meant to help us get through difficulty and struggle. This does not have to be a situation that is causing pain, maybe you simply doubt in Jesus’ saving power or even in the existence of God. Jesus continues to teach his disciples, but giving them a further plea to stay connected with him. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 15”

The Gospel of John: John 14

On the night Jesus was betrayed he took the role of a servant and washed the disciples feet. Knowing that he was above all creation, he took the role of a servant to serve those that were below him. Yet Jesus knows that there is still more the disciples will need in the time to come. Simply serving them is not enough. They need something else.

On the night Jesus was betrayed he took the role of a servant and washed the disciples feet. Knowing that he was above all creation, he took the role of a servant to serve those that were below him. Yet Jesus knows that there is still more the disciples will need in the time to come. Simply serving them is not enough. They need something else. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 14”

The Gospel of John: John 13

Last week we saw how we cannot make it on our own. We need someone to help guide us. But what if we do not understand them? What if they are so beyond our comprehension, we cannot see what is right in front of our faces? The disciples faced that, leading into the last days of Jesus’ life. What they expected was not what was done, and maybe that is the way it is supposed to be.

Last week we saw how we cannot make it on our own. We need someone to help guide us. But what if we do not understand them? What if they are so beyond our comprehension, we cannot see what is right in front of our faces? The disciples faced that, leading into the last days of Jesus’ life. What they expected was not what was done, and maybe that is the way it is supposed to be. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 13”

The Gospel of John: John 12

Let me start off by saying that my classes have gotten fairly crazy. Unfortunately that means I am writing this post much later in my normal cycle that I would like to be doing. I hope and pray that my rush to get this written for you does not come out in the quality of this post. But if I can believe in resurrection, I’m certain I can write well in spite of the rush. Let us focus our eyes upon Jesus, so the things of this earth can grow dim in the light of who he is.

Let me start off by saying that my classes have gotten fairly crazy. Unfortunately that means I am writing this post much later in my normal cycle that I would like to be doing. I hope and pray that my rush to get this written for you does not come out in the quality of this post. But if I can believe in resurrection, I’m certain I can write well in spite of the rush. Let us focus our eyes upon Jesus, so the things of this earth can grow dim in the light of who he is (I’m pretty sure that’s a song). Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 12”

The Gospel of John: John 11

Last week Jesus continued to explain how he is God. He pointed towards testimonies of others, Scripture, and even the miracles he was able to perform. There were many who believed, and still many that did not. This week Jesus shows us that he is in the messiness of life with us. He does not sit above it all and never gets touched. Rather, being human, God experienced the same pain and struggles that we have to deal with on a regular basis.

Happy Thanksgiving! I know that this time of year might be hard for you with the loss of someone special. I think this week’s chapter is a good reminder that we can still be joyous through pain.

Last week Jesus continued to explain how he is God. He pointed towards testimonies of others, Scripture, and even the miracles he was able to perform. There were many who believed, and still many that did not. This week Jesus shows us that he is in the messiness of life with us. He does not sit above it all and never gets touched. Rather, being human, God experienced the same pain and struggles that we have to deal with on a regular basis. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 11”

The Gospel of John: John 10

Last week, Jesus healed a blind man. This miracle began to cause division among the Jews as they were not sure what to make of it. Jesus kept pushing the people in charge, telling them that they did not know as much as they thought they did. Jesus pointed out how they were missing out on seeing him for who he is. This week, Jesus continues to teach the Pharisees the truth.

Last week, Jesus healed a blind man. This miracle began to cause division among the Jews as they were not sure what to make of it. Jesus kept pushing the people in charge, telling them that they did not know as much as they thought they did. Jesus pointed out how they were missing out on seeing him for who he is. This week, Jesus continues to teach the Pharisees the truth. Continue reading “The Gospel of John: John 10”