Heart of a Shepherd Ministry

Daily Devotional Meditations and a Biblical Perspective on Current Events

A Study Through John

 

The Calling of a Shepherd: “Feed my sheep” (John 21; Acts 1)

Scripture reading – John 21; Acts 1 Today’s Scripture reading concludes our study of the Gospels, and introduces us to a book titled, “The Acts of the Apostles.” John 21, the final chapter in the Gospel of John, presents a unique perspective into the days and weeks...

I Serve a Risen Savior! (John 20)

Scripture reading – John 20 We are once again privileged to reflect on the stunning revelation of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead (John 20). Like the Synoptics, we find John’s Gospel in perfect harmony with Matthew, Mark, and Luke (a wonderful testimony to...

“Behold the Man!” (John 18; John 19)

Scripture reading – John 18; John 19 Our devotional readings in the Synoptic Gospels have followed Christ from His last supper (Passover) with the disciples, through Judas’ betrayal and His arrest (Matthew 26:47-49; Mark 14:43-45; Luke 22:47-49). Each human author...

Christ alone is the Prince of Peace! (John 16; John 17)

Scripture reading – John 16; John 17 We continue our study of the latter chapters of the Gospels. John 16 and 17 give us a record of those things Jesus taught His disciples after they observed the Passover, and were making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane. With...

Love = Obedience (John 14; John 15)

Scripture reading – John 14; John 15 John 14 continued Christ’s conversation with His disciples, after the Passover meal was ended. Fear rose up among the disciples when they heard Jesus say, “one of you shall betray me” (13:21). Although Judas was dismissed from the...

“His Hour Was Come” (John 13)

Scripture reading – John 13 Though the Gospel of John is not a Synoptic Gospel, it does present us with many eyewitness accounts of events that are recorded in the other Gospels. For instance, in John 13:1-2 we have the apostle’s brief account of Christ observing the...

Dead Man Walking (John 11)

Scripture reading – John 11; Luke 18 The Resurrection: Dead Men Will Walk Again! (11:1-45) Bethany, the hometown of three siblings, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, is the setting of our devotional study in John 11. Verse 2 reminds us this was the same Mary who anointed...

The Good Shepherd, and the Great Commission (John 10; Luke 10)

Scripture reading – John 10; Luke 10 Our Scripture reading covers two wonderful passages that are not only familiar to believers, but also known to many non-believers. The Gospel of Luke, chapter 10, records what is often referenced as a model for the Great Commission...

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