Category Archives: Bible

A Final Thought

When I was a boy, I read a book about the life of Jesus, and it really got my attention. As I thought about it, and as I thought about this Jesus guy, I really had no problem believing that … Continue reading

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“Do You Love Me?”

John 21 Chapter 20 is John’s record of events concerning the risen Christ in Jerusalem; chapter 21 is John’s story from Galilee.  Why the disciples had traveled there isn’t given, but it makes sense that they wouldn’t be staying on … Continue reading

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Jesus With the Disciples

John 20:21-31 We pick up our story now when Jesus was with His disciples on the evening of the day when He rose from the tomb. Upon seeing Him, the disciples were thrill, however… This is no social call; Jesus … Continue reading

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The Tomb is Empty!

John 20:1-20 Last time, our lesson closed when Pilate finally sent Jesus away to be crucified.  Now we pick up the story after the crucifixion has been completed, on the first day of the new week with Mary Magdalene who … Continue reading

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The Verdict

John 19:1-16 These verses comprise one of the most amazing narratives in all of world literature.  They tell a terrible story of betrayal, hypocrisy, and weakness, evil and hate, yet through this quagmire of politics, dishonesty and intrigue God’s great … Continue reading

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On Trial

John 18:28-40 Our story has progressed from where we left off last time.  Jesus and the disciples left the upper room and went to the garden where Jesus was arrested while at prayer.  His response to their demand for Him … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays

John 17 This is the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the entire New Testament.  Jesus is clearly one who prays a great deal, and we can gain a great deal of insight into prayer in this chapter.  For the … Continue reading

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Things Will Be Different

John 16:16-24 Jesus is continuing His “Farewell Discourse” here, and today’s text is a continuation of what He was saying in our previous text.  You might recall that we ended last time with verse 16 as transition from His discussion … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Ark Encounter

Last week on our way home, we met our son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren in Williamstown, Kentucky for a visit to the Ark Encounter, and I have a few thoughts to share with you about our experience… If you aren’t … Continue reading

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About the Counselor

John 16:5-16 In 15:1-17 Jesus taught the disciples about relationships within the community of believers and instructed them it would be characterized by love.  In 15:18-16:4 He taught about the relationship between the community of believers and the world, saying … Continue reading

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