Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 18- John 18

I realized this morning that in the other Gospels, Jesus does most of his “heavy” praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Not so with John.  John depicts the priestly prayer as taking place before Jesus went to the garden, and … Continue reading

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September 17- John 17

v. 18- “As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”  This is a clear indication of the part we play in God and Jesus’ mission to the world.  Jesus was sent by the Father, and … Continue reading

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September 16- John 16

I noticed this morning that when the disciples wondered about what Jesus meant when he said “a little while,” he never answered their question.  He told them he would leave, they would be sad, he would return, and they would … Continue reading

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September 15- John 15

v. 7- “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  I have been doing a lot of study and reading on prayer lately.  When we are … Continue reading

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September 14- John 14

Jesus says in v. 15f, “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” I really noticed this morning the … Continue reading

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September 13- John 13

v. 32 says, “If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.” NIV has a footnote that says “Many early manuscripts do not have If God is glorified in him.”  I wonder why … Continue reading

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September 12- John 12

In v. 20 some Greeks come asking to see Jesus.  John never tells us whether they got to see him or not.  If they had seen him, I wonder what the encounter would have been like.

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September 11- John 11

I noticed this morning how Jesus treats Martha and Mary differently.  Both of them, when they first encounter Jesus, say to him, “If you had only have been here my brother would not have died.”  With Martha he tells her … Continue reading

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September 10- John 10

Someone had mentioned before that Jesus mixed his metaphors in this chapter going from good shepherd to gate back to good shepherd.  v. 6 says the Pharisees did not understand the first metaphor.  v. 7 says, “Therefore Jesus said again…” … Continue reading

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September 09- John 9

“Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” (vv. 32-33) This man makes the argument that Jesus has to be who he says he … Continue reading

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