Category Archives: John

July 24 – United: Church – John 17

Read John 17:20-26 Here in John 17, we have opportunity to eavesdrop on what may be the most intimate recorded words that Jesus ever prayed. Jesus and the disciples had just left a meal, the backdrop for the very celebration … Continue reading

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June 30 – United – John 4

Read John 4:1-26 Jesus spent His life as a bridge builder – not a wall builder. He came to earth to span the gulf between sinful man and a perfect God through His work on the cross (Romans 5:8). When … Continue reading

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June 19 – Peace – Peace No Matter What!

Read John 16:25-33 The verses you just read are situated at the end of what has been called “The Upper Room Discourse.” To fully appreciate their value, let’s attempt to understand the setting of these instructions Jesus gave to His disciples. … Continue reading

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May 1 – Jesus: The Resurrection and the Life – The Resurrection and the Life

Read John 11:1-44 I am the resurrection and the life.  (John 11:25a) I was a new believer in my teen years, when I faced one of my first encounters with sickness and death. My uncle’s health was declining. Having read enough … Continue reading

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April 28 – Jesus: The Resurrection and the Life – How the Resurrection Changed Everything

Read John 20:1-31 When He showed up at the disciples’ secret meeting, Jesus spoke peace. He breathed His very Spirit. God Himself dwelling in man because of Jesus Christ. Life had conquered death. No more just surviving or hiding out. The … Continue reading

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February 7 – Compassion – Recognizing needs and throwing money

Read Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:1-13 You may be surprised to hear that this is the only miracle that is recorded in all four of the gospels. But that fact makes the feeding of the 5000 no more historically true than a miracle … Continue reading

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February 5 – Compassion – A woman in need of grace and truth

Read John 8:1-11 “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”  (v. 11) While there is some question as to whether this section of John was part of the originally inspired writing of John, … Continue reading

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February 1 – God’s Will – God’s will and others

Read John 21:1-25 Although the Bible doesn’t record his death, church tradition has it that Peter died by crucifixion around 67 a.d.  And yet, deeming himself unworthy to die in the same manner that his Lord had died, Peter asked that … Continue reading

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January 7 – The Crucible of Crisis – All that we don’t know about suffering

Read: John 16:33; James 1:2,12; I Peter 1:6-9; I Peter 4:12; Hebrews 12:5-13 When questioned about the existence of God, Albert Einstein sometimes answered: Man knows perhaps 2% of all there is to know. That leaves 98% we do not know. Isn’t there room in … Continue reading

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December 29 – Life Verses – John 10:10

Read John 10:1-21 “Living my best life.” Have you ever heard this phrase from someone? I see it all the time as I peruse Instagram. It’s an expression that Urban Dictionary describes as, “A stupid phrase used to portray a … Continue reading

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