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 →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 30

May 30   John 11:47-57 John 11:45-46-These verses present the stark difference of opinion and response of people to Jesus.  Some see what He does and hear His message…and believe in Him.  Others see the same miracles and hear the same message…and turn their backs on Him. John 11:47-54-The chief priests and Pharisees acknowledge that... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 29

May 29   John 11:18-46 John 11:20-28-When Martha heard that Jesus had arrived she went out to meet Him…Mary stayed in the house.  He had not yet come into the village but had stopped nearby (:30).  Martha tells Jesus that if He had arrived in time she knew that He could have saved Lazarus from... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 28

May 28   John 11:1-19 John 11:1-19-Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, lives in Bethany and is deathly ill.  This is the Mary who anointed the feet of Jesus with oil and wiped them with her hair.  This event had not yet happened (see 12:1-8; Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; a similar incident involving a... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – May 25

May 25   John 9:24-41 John 9:24-34-The Pharisees call the man born blind back a second time for questioning.  This time they say that Jesus is a sinner.  The man tells them that He doesn't know anything about that...he only knows what happened.  They demand that he tell them again what Jesus did and he... Continue Reading →

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 →

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