Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 18- John 18

I think it is interesting when Pilate asks the Jewish leader what charges they were bringing against Jesus they replied, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.”  Pilate didn’t ask them if he … Continue reading

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August 17- John 17

vv. 21b-23- “May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—  I in them and you … Continue reading

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August 16- John 16

v. 2- “They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. ”  I have discussed how the persecution led by Saul fit what … Continue reading

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August 15- John 15

In v. 3 Jesus tells the disciples they are “already clean.”  That statement seems a bit out of place in this discourse about the vine and the branches.

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August 14- John 14

This chapter ends with Jesus saying, “Come now, let us leave.”  But chapter 15 picks right up with another discourse.  Did they actually leave, or did Jesus change his mind.  Curious.

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August 13- John 13

Recently my wife came across some commentary about the foot washing that claimed Jesus was trying to teach the disciples about forgiveness rather than servanthood.  I don’t think I can agree with that position.  Any thoughts?

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August 12- John 12

So there has been some discussion about whether or not Judas Iscariot was actually a believer.  I have maintained that he probably was not.  The fact that John records he was stealing from the disciples’ treasury seems to bolster that … Continue reading

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August 11- John 11

John says of Caiaphas when he spoke of killing Jesus, “He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but … Continue reading

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August 10- John 10

Every time Jesus is accused of being mad or demon possessed it is because of the words he speaks.  And every time some think he is demon possessed, others say he is not because a demon possessed man cannot make … Continue reading

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August 09- John 9

Here we go with healing on the Sabbath again.  I swear the religious leaders had a fear of healing on the Sabbath.  There is a “phobia” word for every other fear, I wonder if there is one for fear of … Continue reading

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