Read Thru The New Testament – May 23

May 23   John 8:37-59 John 8:37-47-Jesus now turns the table and goes from a simple explanation of Who He is and Who His Father is...to a direct rebuttal to those who were attacking Him.  The Jews claimed a spiritual legitimacy (legacy), because of a physical lineage.  They said that because they could trace their... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 22

May 22   John 8:21-36 John 8:21-28-Jesus is speaking of His resurrection and tells them that He will go away and they will not be able to find Him.  He has said this before and they always get confused (cf. 7:35-going to the Gentiles?).  They are so confused that they wonder if He is talking... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 20

May 20   John 7:32-53 John 7:32-36,40-44-When the Pharisees became aware that there were people who were beginning to speculate that Jesus just might actually be the Messiah…they decided to stop these conjectures before they went any further…so they sent officers to arrest Him.  To make matters worse for them, they misunderstood what Jesus said... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 19

May 19   John 7:1-31 John 7:1-10-The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles, or Ingathering) was the last of seven festivals held each year.  It was celebrated during the autumn time and was one of three of which all Jewish males were commanded to participate by making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 16:16).  During this time,... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 18

May 18   John 6:47-71 John 6:47-Jesus is in the synagogue in Capernaum (:59).  He returns to the analogy of bread and says that those who ate the bread in the wilderness ultimately died.  But, He is the bread from heaven and those who believe in Him will have eternal life.  He is the "bread... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 17

May 17   John 6:22-46 John 6:22-40-At some time that night, Jesus and the disciples arrive in Capernaum.  The word had already spread about the miracle that Jesus had performed to feed all of the people.  Other boats began to arrive from the surrounding area…bringing more people who wanted to be fed.  When they realized... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 16

May 16   John 6:1-21 John 6:1-Jesus travels across the Sea of Galilee (in the past it had been called Gennesaret, now Galilee, and later Tiberias…named after the city built on its shore by Herod Antipas in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius).  A great multitude of people followed Him because of the signs He... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 15

May 15   John 5:25-47 John 5:25-29-Jesus now applies this same truth to those who have already died (see “dead” in v. 25, and “tombs” in v. 28).  In verse 24, Jesus identified His voice with the very voice of God and said that those who believed Him, actually believed in God.  Here, He speaks... Continue Reading →

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