Monthly Archives: April 2015

Apr. 18- John 18

As to Annas’ official position, John is not very clear.  In one place in this chapter he is referred to as the father-in-law of Caiaphas the high priest.  In another place Annas himself is referred to as the hight priest. … Continue reading

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Apr. 17- John 17

One of the things that struck me as I read this chapter this morning.  It appears Jesus is praying this entire prayer out loud in front of his disciples.  V. 1 says, “After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and … Continue reading

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Apr. 16- John 16

In v. 33 Jesus says,  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.”  Some of the things that Jesus has said in this chapter seem to me to not be very peaceful.  However, I am … Continue reading

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Apr. 15- John 15

V. 15- “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”  This just hit … Continue reading

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Apr. 14- John 14

In 13:33 Jesus says, “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.”  Then … Continue reading

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Apr. 13- John 13

3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. … Continue reading

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Apr. 12- John 12

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. I don’t know how I have never … Continue reading

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Apr. 11- John 11

Sometimes the issue is raised whether or not God will use non-believers for his purposes.     I believe he does.  Caiaphas is a case in point. 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You … Continue reading

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Apr. 10- John 10

V. 14f- “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father.” I think Jesus is giving us- giving me- more credit … Continue reading

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Apr. 09- John 9

vv. 3-4 in The Message- Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. How often do we look for someone to blame rather … Continue reading

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