Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 18- John 18

As I read this morning I wondered how much Pilate was aware of the struggle between Jesus and the Jewish leaders.  I am sure he knew something was up between them because he could find nothing that Jesus did wrong, … Continue reading

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July 17- John 17

Reading Jesus’ prayer this morning for some reason was very emotional.  The passion, sincerity, and earnestness hit me.  As those who know me might expect, I really focused on these words of vv. 16-19- “In the same way that you … Continue reading

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July 16- John 16

The Message’s translation of v. 13 today caught me by surprise, “But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is.”  This imagery of … Continue reading

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July 15- John 15

Two things popped out at me this morning.  First in v. 2- “And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more.”  In this verse I realized no matter what, everyone is going to get … Continue reading

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July 14- John 14

v. 13 in The Message reads, “From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it.”  The way Petersen translates this verse makes the idea it a bit more … Continue reading

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July 13- John 13

The reaction of the disciples to Jesus identifying Judas as his betrayer has always baffled me.  Jesus tells them plainly the betrayer is “The one to whom I give this crust of bread after I’ve dipped it.” But even as … Continue reading

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July 12- John 12

v. 42 says, “On the other hand, a considerable number from the ranks of the leaders did believe.”  I guess this answers my question of a couple of days ago.   I have always had in my mind that nearly … Continue reading

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July 11- John 11

v. 16 says, “ That’s when Thomas, the one called the Twin, said to his companions, ‘Come along. We might as well die with him.’”  Who was the him he was talking about?  Was he talking about Lazarus?  Thomas thinking Lazarus … Continue reading

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July 10- John 10

vv. 19-20 say, “The Jews who heard these words were again divided. 20 Many of them said, ‘He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?’”  Since Jesus was directing his comments at the Pharisees, were these “Jews” mostly Pharisees?  If so, then … Continue reading

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July 09- John 9

I am going to draw a parallel here between the Pharisees and the church that may not be too popular but, I believe, accurate.  It seems the Pharisees were so fixated on the sin of violating the Sabbath that their eyes … Continue reading

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