Feb. 20- John 20

In this chapter John writes in vv. 22-23, “And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  I don’t quite understanding what is happening here. The disciples received the Holy Spirit in Acts 2.  So what John records here and its meaning, I am not quite sure of.

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2 Responses to Feb. 20- John 20

  1. Sharon Owen says:

    What struck me in this chapter was how much Mary Magdalene and Peter were alike. They were both impetuous, doing whatever occurred to them at the time. We’ve all talked about Peter often, but Mary has never come up in a conversation I’ve had. She poured the ointment on him at dinner, wiping them with her tears, was at the crucifixion (which put her in some jeopardy) and now she is the first one at the tomb, goes to Peter to tell him and then evidently follows Peter and John back and is rewarded by the sight of angels and then Jesus himself, Finally, she runs back again to tell the disciples about her sighting. I suspect the reason the rumors spread about her virtue was that she did things alone that other women would not have done.

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