Read Thru The New Testament – June 10

June 10   John 18:24-40 John 18:24-Jesus is taken for interrogation to Caiaphas.  While John reports no details of this interrogation, Matthew does (cf. Matthew 26:57-68). John 18:25-27-Peter is still standing near the fire, by the outside entrance to the courtyard.  A second time, someone asks him is he was one of Jesus' disciples and... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 8

June 8   John 17 John 17:1-26-Jesus prays to the Father.  This prayer is often referred to as the “High Priestly” prayer since Jesus is praying in our behalf as our High Priest.  His prayer is for all believers…those that were present there, at that moment, and those in the future (:20).  Notice what Jesus... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 7

June 7   John 16:16-33 Jesus continues teaching the disciples five indispensible lessons they will need to know in order to live in His absence.  In verse 33, Jesus clearly states that the purpose of the things He is currently teaching them is to give them peace as they continue to live on earth in... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 6

June 6   John 16:1-15 John 16:1-6-Jesus continues (15:18-16:6) to teach the second indispensible lesson concerning how they are to live in His absence…how to face opposition. John 16:1-4-He says that He has told them these things ahead of time so that when they happen they will remember that He had warned them and they... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 5

June 5   John 15 Jesus and the disciples leave the home where they had celebrated the Passover (see 14:31).  They have probably begun to slowly make their way towards the Garden of Gethsemane (see 18:1).  Along the way, Jesus continues to teach the disciples.  Chapters 15-17 contain what is commonly referred to as the... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 4

June 4   John 14:1-31-Jesus and the disciples are together for the Passover.  He is teaching them for the last time.  He bases this teaching on the reality of Who He is, God…not a representative of God, not a godly man…but God, Himself.  Having established that criterion, He begins with the command that they are... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 3

June 3   John 13:18-38 John 13:18-20-Jesus speaks of His betrayal.  Judas is sitting there with the other disciples and must realize at this moment that Jesus is speaking of him.  Jesus tells the disciples that He is going to tell them now what will happen in the next few days so that when it... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 2

June 2   John 13:1-17 John 13:1-3-Jesus and the disciples are celebrating the Passover feast, together.  Notice that John tells us three important realities that Jesus knew (“knowing”) and was certain about: 1.-the purpose of His ministry…while His brutal death and the hatred expressed towards Him in the coming hours would abruptly end His life... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – June 1

June 1   John 12:20-50 John 12:20-26-There were some Greek (Gentiles, not Jewish by birth) converts to Judaism who had come to Jerusalem for Passover.  The fact that they wanted to meet Jesus suggests that they had an openness to things of God.  They did not go directly to Jesus, but approached Philip.  We don’t... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 31

May 31   John 12:1-19 John 12:1-8-It was 6 days before the Passover when Jesus went to Bethany to raise Lazarus from the dead.  While they were eating (Martha was serving of course), Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with very costly perfume (300 denarii was the approximate income of a rural work for an... Continue Reading →

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