Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 18- John 18

As the soldiers met Jesus in the garden, John gives us the impression that everyone in the crowd cowered, except Judas, when Jesus told them he was the one they were looking for.  That is probably because Satan had control … Continue reading

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October 17- John 17

In this chapter John lays out what we call the Priestly Prayer.  Normally we think of Jesus going off in the garden by himself to pray.  However John tells us, “Jesus said these things [the things in chapter 16]. Then, … Continue reading

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October 16- John 16

In v. 12 Jesus says,  “I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into … Continue reading

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October 15- John 15

So at the end of chapter 14 Jesus tells the disciples it is time to go.  My guess is they are probably making their way over to the Mt. of  Olives.  I wonder if, as they walked along, they were … Continue reading

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October 14- John 14

The Message translates part of v. 10 as, “The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.”  In reading this it brings to mind where God spoke the word and the world came into existence.  In … Continue reading

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October 13- John 13

John does not make clear where Peter was in the order of the disciples as Jesus washed their feet.  We get the impression he was probably one of the last, if not the last, to have his feet washed.  I … Continue reading

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October 12- John 12

So it hit me this morning, that the event of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet happens after John makes note of it in chapter 11.  That is an unusual writing technique.  Authors usually refer back to events after they happen, not … Continue reading

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October 11- John 11

As I was reading Jesus’ words about walking in the sunlight vs. the darkness, I couldn’t help but chuckle.  When Jesus went back to Bethany and raised Lazarus from the dead, it was like being in the brightest sunlight one … Continue reading

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October 10- John 10

Reading this chapter in light of our study on prayer, really brings to significance the role prayer plays in order to hear the Shepherd’s voice.  The more we spend time with Jesus in prayer, the more we are able to … Continue reading

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October 09- John 9

After the healing of the blind man, and all the fallout of that healing with the Pharisees, Jesus says this,  “I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so … Continue reading

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