Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 18- John 18

I have mentioned before how it was strange that the Jews took Jesus to Annas first before they took him to Caiaphas.  This morning I realize that John thought Caiaphas so insignificant that he did not even record the exchange … Continue reading

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November 17- John 17

Eerytime I read this chapter my mind goes to the same place- it must have been an incredible experience for the disciples to hear this prayer of Jesus.

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November 16- John 16

When the disciples “kept asking, ‘What does he mean by ‘a little while’?’”  I wonder if they were trying to figure out God’s timing.   If that is the case nothing has changed in that respect for over 2000 years- … Continue reading

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November 15- John 15

V. 19- If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. … Continue reading

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November 14- John 14

The last part of v. 23 is interesting to me- Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. (bolding for emphasis)  I … Continue reading

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November 13- John 13

Does anyone else get the image of DaVinci’s Last Supper when they read v. 22-25- His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was … Continue reading

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November 12- John 12

As Mary anointed Jesus’ feet, he references Deut. 15:11 which reads in total- There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. … Continue reading

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November 11- John 11

As I read the account of Lazarus’ raising, I can’t help but think of what Paul wrote in Eph. 3- Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that … Continue reading

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November 10- John 10

What Jesus says in this chapter about he being the Good Shepherd and the Pharisees being thiefs was probably doubly hard for them to take. First for Jesus to claim he was the people’s shepherd set him in a position … Continue reading

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November 09- John 9

The fact that the formerly blind man held to Jesus as a prophet despite knowing what could happen to him is brave.  The fact that in holding fast to this belief he was sarcastic with the Pharisaic leader is hilariouly … Continue reading

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