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A Study Through John

 

God Uses the Common; the Ordinary for His Service (John 9)

Scripture reading – John 9 John 8 marked a dramatic shift in Jesus’ life and ministry. He had enjoyed a great following among the Jews, and great crowds received Him with joy as news of His teachings and miracles traveled throughout Israel and beyond. Many wondered if...

The Passion and Peril of a Faithful Witness (John 7; John 8)

Scripture reading – John 7; John 8 Today’s Scripture brings us to a pivotal moment in the life and ministry of Jesus. John 7 and John 8 reveal a change in Christ’s relationship with the religious rulers of His day. He withdrew from Judaea (southern Israel that...

“I Am the Bread of Life” (John 6)

Scripture reading – John 6 The Gospel of John, though not named among the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), will sometimes present us with events in the life and ministry of Christ that are parallel and in harmony with the Synoptics. After all, John was one...

“Sir, I Have No Man” (Mark 2, John 5)

Scripture reading - Mark 2, John 5 Today’s Scripture reading is Mark 2 and John 5. The focus of the devotional will be John 5:1-16. John 5 We find Jesus and His disciples returning to Jerusalem for the Passover, as was their custom (5:1). Making His way to the Temple,...

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3; John 4)

Scripture reading - John 3; John 4 Some of the most beloved and familiar verses of the New Testament are found in today’s study. I suppose most readers need little guidance to grasp and appreciate the spiritual truths found in John 3 and 4. John 3 – The New Birth The...

Jesus Knows the Hearts of Men (Luke 5, John 2)

Scripture reading - Luke 5, John 2 We continue our chronological study of the Gospels, and return to Luke’s account of Jesus calling His first disciples. You will notice how each of the Gospel writers add dimensions and color to the same events. Never in error, but...

The Gospel of John: An Eyewitness Account (John 1)

Scripture reading - John 1 An Introduction to the Apostle John Continuing our study of the Gospels, we turn our focus to the fourth Gospel, “The Gospel According to John.”Unlike Luke who was dependent upon eyewitness accounts for his Gospel and letter to Theophilus...

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