Tag Archives: love

Hated by the World

John 15:18-6:4 While the first 17 verses of chapter 15 discuss relationships within the Christian community, verses 18 and following discuss the relationship between the Christian community and the outside world.  In the first instance, the relationship is characterized by … 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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The Counselor

John 14:15-31 Today’s scene is a continuation of the Farewell Discourse of Jesus.  Jesus has just told the remaining disciples that anything they ask in His name will be given to them.  Keep in mind that in context this was … Continue reading

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The Way, the Truth and the Life

John 14:1-14 We continue today with the “Farewell Discourse” of Jesus with His disciples.  This particular text is one of the most beloved in all of the Scriptures, full of love, hope and reassurance containing some of the most memorable … Continue reading

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A New Command

John 13:18-38 The scene continues from last time, it is the last supper in the upper room.  Jesus and His disciples are reclining at the table as Jesus continues his remarks after washing their feet. He has just said that … Continue reading

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Humility Exemplified

John 13:1-17 This is the beginning of the second section of John’s Gospel; there are no more scenes of Jesus teaching the crowds.  The pattern of chapters 2-12 where there is a miracle or sign followed by Jesus giving an … Continue reading

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The Hour has Come

John 12:20-35 We pick up the story after Jesus has entered Jerusalem; His “Triumphal Entry”.  The news of His having raised Lazarus has spread like wildfire through the region and people are flocking to Jesus like never before, some just … Continue reading

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It’s All about Priorities

John 12:1-11 The scene for this text is set at six days before Passover when Jesus and his group reach Bethany.  This is also right after he has raised Lazarus from the tomb and Lazarus, Mary and Martha are in … Continue reading

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The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:1-44 This is a famous story about the miracle that Jesus performs in raising Lazarus from the tomb, but it is much more than that.  Jesus will reveal much about His own death and the hope that we will … Continue reading

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He said what…?

John 10:22-42 This passage is a continuation of the discussion regarding who the Jews’ father was. In that passage (9:13-34) the discussion was about the opponents of Jesus and their “father”, while today’s passage sets out very clearly whose Son … Continue reading

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