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Nov 21, 2021

Scripture Reading: John 14:1-11

In this passage, it is particularly helpful to remember that John did not write in terms of chapter divisions. Chapter 13 ends with Jesus telling His disciples that he was going to go away and that they could not follow him. Further, He said that Peter would deny Him before the sun rose...

Nov 14, 2021

Scripture Reading: John 13:31-38

John 31:31 begins a section of John known as the 'upper room discourse.' It is only found in this gospel and contains the last instruction, at least recorded, that Jesus gave to the eleven apostles.

Jesus was about to die, and He knew it. When you are dying, you only speak of the most...

Oct 31, 2021

Scripture Reading: John 13:10-30

The story of the life of Judas is one of the saddest stories in the Bible, indeed in all of human history. Judas had spiritual privileges beyond our wildest dreams. He lived with Jesus for three years, listening to His divine wisdom, beholding acts of omnipotent power. Yet in the...

Oct 10, 2021

Scripture Reading: John 12:27-36a

John does not record the scene in Gethsemane when Jesus prayed the night before His crucifixion, but this passage captures the same emotions Jesus had as He faced His work on the cross. Jesus is ever aware that He has come to the earth, taking on human flesh, to do the will of the...

Sep 19, 2021

Scripture Reading: John 12:12-26

After being hailed as the Messiah, the King of the Jews (Jn 12:12-19), Jesus is shown to be Sovereign over the Gentiles as well (Jn 12:20,21,32). Jesus did, in fact, come as the fulfillment of Old Testament promises of a king. But He did not come, the first time, to be the kind of ruler...