Tag: John

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Mark 11:1-33; John 12:1-50 (June 3)

The prophet Zechariah predicted Jesus riding triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).  Jesus fulfilled that prophecy in Mark 11:7-11.  In John 12:32-34 Jesus prophesied about His death and He will save men by way of the cross! Read Mark 11:1-33 and John 12:1-50

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John 11:1-57 (May 29)

Writing from home, in Fresno, California. “Lazarus, come forth!” The powerful words of Jesus can raise the dead.  Lazarus was completely dead.  For four days he had lain in the grave. The stench would have been unbearable.  But Jesus could solve all of those minor problems. One of the shortest verses of the Bible is found in this passage, “Jesus wept.” Why did Jesus … Read More John 11:1-57 (May 29)

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Luke 10:1 – 11:54; John 10:22 – 42 (May 25)

Writing today from Lakeview, OR Jesus sends out the disciples (70 others) to proclaim the Kingdom of God has come near. They get a glimpse of kingdom life, that is, there will be no sickness, evil will be held in abeyance, no insect or reptile will be feared, and nothing will cause any harm.  When the disciples returned, they were filled with joy! There … Read More Luke 10:1 – 11:54; John 10:22 – 42 (May 25)

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John 9:1 – 10:21 (May 24)

Writing today from Burns, Oregon. One of the signs of the coming Messiah was He would open the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35:5). Messiah Jesus performed this miracle on a man born blind at the recently discovered (ca. 2004) Pool of Siloam.  Only the Messiah could do such a thing (John 9:32).  When the man believed, he worshipped. Notice the confusion concerning Jesus … Read More John 9:1 – 10:21 (May 24)

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John 7:1 – 8:59 (May 23)

Writing today from Burns, OR Who is Jesus? The controversy of who is Jesus is as real today as when He walked on earth.  “Truly this is the Prophet” (7:40), “This is the Christ” (7:41), “Will the Christ come out of Galilee?” (7:41), “Has not the Scripture said the Christ comes….from the town of Bethlehem? (7:42). “There was much complaining among the people concerning … Read More John 7:1 – 8:59 (May 23)

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John 6:1-71 (May 18)

Writing today from Rawlins, WY What is the work of God? “This is the work of God, thay ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:29 The leaders and the people understood Moses gave them “bread from heaven” (manna) in the wilderness, but when God offers them “true bread” they will not believe. Jesus is the bread of life, “He that cometh … Read More John 6:1-71 (May 18)

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John 5:1-47 (May 8)

[From Dolan Springs, Arizona] Jesus left the Galilee area and went up to Jerusalem during “a feast.” The passage does not say which feast (in 2:13 he came to Jerusalem for the Passover), but it was likely one of the three feasts all Jewish males were commanded to attended in Deuteronomy 16:16 (see chart below). Jesus went to the Pool of Bethesda.  The text … Read More John 5:1-47 (May 8)

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John 2:1 – 4:54 (May 6)

Jesus does all things well.  He makes all things new. We can trust He will do the same for our lives. We would do well to heed the words of Mary, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”  “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” What are the essentials of the Gospel?  Man … Read More John 2:1 – 4:54 (May 6)

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Matthew 4:1-25, Luke 4:1 – 5:39, and John 1:15-51 (May 5)

As Jesus gathers His disciples, they are amazed at His teaching, as are the Jews who listen to Him every Sabbath. John calls Jesus the “Lamb of God.”  Nathaniel testified that Jesus is the “Son of God…the King of Israel!”  Truly, the Kingdom of heaven was at hand!  All the nation need do to receive it was “repent.” From the outset it looks like … Read More Matthew 4:1-25, Luke 4:1 – 5:39, and John 1:15-51 (May 5)

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Luke 1:1-80 and John 1:1-14 (May 1)

The Old Testament concluded with a prophecy of John the Baptist who would prepare the way for the Messiah. Four hundred years later that prophecy is fulfilled. John will go before the Lord in the “spirit and power of Elijah”  to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”  The  heralds are on the scene of world history: Gabriel, Zacharias, Mary, Elizabeth, John! A … Read More Luke 1:1-80 and John 1:1-14 (May 1)