Tag Archives: John

“Reflections on John” Released

I’ve added “Reflections on John” to the “Reflections” series today, and I hope you’ll check it out.  In this one, I’ve added suggestions for those of you who use these for small group studies at the end. As with all … Continue reading

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A Final Thought on John’s Gospel

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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The Tomb is Empty!

John 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 went … 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 week.  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 (2)

Part 2 John 16:25-33 Jesus is admitting to them that He has often spoken to them figuratively, but that time is coming to an end.  The Father will not answer their future prayers as a favor to Jesus, nor will … Continue reading

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Things Will Be Different (1)

Part 1 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 … Continue reading

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I am the Vine, You are the Branches

John 15:1-17 Today we continue our study of Jesus’ remarks to the disciples in the Upper Room.  Our passage is one of the best known in all of Scripture in which Jesus uses the illustration of a vine to describe … Continue reading

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