John

  • John - Studies from the gospel of John
    • The Word – John 1:1-4, 14a - September 9, 2017 - In Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection, we most commonly see the Word as flesh. But he is so much more than that. He is…
    • A Sign to Reveal his Glory – John 2:11 - September 10, 2017 - Jesus performed many miracles during his earthly ministry (John 20:30), but John only records seven of them. And he does so for a very specific…
    • Because God Loves Us – John 3:16 - September 13, 2017 - This is likely one of the best known verses in the Bible. It is also one of the most significant; containing the heart of the…
    • For God So Loved the World – John 3:16 - June 8, 2020 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal…
    • He Must Become Greater – John 3:30 - February 18, 2014 - He must become greater; I must become less.   John 3:30 NIV I love this response of John the Baptist to those who are concerned…
    • He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease – John 3:30 - July 1, 2019 - He must increase while I must decrease. That should be my goal in serving Christ. To deflect attention away from myself and toward the one…
    • A Spring of Living Water – John 4:13-14 - November 9, 2020 - Jesus invites us to take from him living water that will spring up in us to eternal life. It will satisfy, unlike the water of…
    • Worship in Spirit and Truth – John 4:23 - September 14, 2017 - God wants worshippers who will worship in spirit and in truth. The outward forms of worship are good if they help in leading me to…
    • Worship in Spirit – John 4:24 - June 10, 2014 - God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. John 4:24 NIV To worship God is to show reverence or…
    • Mimicking the Father – John 5:19 - September 15, 2017 - It is easy to find something to do and jump into it. But how much better it is to follow Jesus example, seeking out the…
    • To Whom Shall We Go? – John 6:67-69 - September 16, 2017 - Many people today do the same thing that the crowd did; they follow Jesus so long as he is feeding them and the going is…
    • Hated by the World – John 7:7 - September 17, 2017 - As disciples of Jesus, we should not wave the flag of tolerance. Let your life and your words bear witness to the truth and against…
    • The Law vs. Grace - December 28, 2018 - I like rules and laws because they let me know what is expected of me. But even better is God's grace. Should I not extend…
    • The Great I AM – John 8:58-59 - September 18, 2017 - I have had several people tell me that Jesus never claimed to be God; that claims for his divinity were a later embellishment of the…
    • One Thing I Know – John 9:25 - September 19, 2017 - But fear did not stop the formerly blind man, nor did a lack of knowledge. He freely confessed what he didn't know, and stuck to…
    • The Importance of Personal Experience – John 9:25 - February 17, 2014 - The ninth chapter of John tells the story of a man born blind who was healed by Jesus.  Because the healing took place on the…
    • Following the Shepherd – John 10:3-4 - September 20, 2017 - Look at what Jesus says here about the sheep. His sheep recognize and listen to his voice, and they follow him where he leads. If…
    • The Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25-26 - September 21, 2017 - I am so thankful that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. That in him I have eternal life; life that will endure beyond the…
    • Did He Stink? – John 11:38-39 - February 25, 2012 - In John 11:38-39 Jesus is standing at Lazarus' tomb and calls on them to roll back the stone. Martha responds that Lazarus has been in…
    • Lose Your Life to Keep It – John 12:25 - November 16, 2020 - Jesus tells us to lose, or hate, our life in order to experience eternal life. Let go of this life and instead follow Jesus wherever…
    • Loving Human Praise – John 12:43 - September 22, 2017 - Most people care what others think of them. We are social creatures and it is only natural that we want to be accepted by the…
    • Foot Washing – John 13:1-15 - May 22, 2013 - One of the last things Jesus did with his disciples was to wash their feet. And then instructed them to do likewise. How should we…
    • Judas Went Out. And It Was Night – John 13:30 - November 23, 2020 - Jesus was the light of God, shining out in the spiritual darkness of our world. But, for a time, when Judas betrayed Jesus, it was…
    • The Mark of Discipleship – John 13:34-35 - May 29, 2012 - In John 13-17 Jesus shares one last evening with his disciples before he goes to the cross.  One last time to prepare them for the…
    • A New Command – John 13:34 - September 23, 2017 - Jesus gave to his disciples a new command; that they love each other in the same fashion that Jesus had loved them. This was not…
    • Known by Love: The Distinguishing Mark – John 13:35 - October 28, 2019 - Jesus tells us that we are to be known by our love. Not by how good we are, how fancy our buildings are, or our…
    • The Only Way – John 14:6 - September 24, 2017 - That Jesus is the only way is not popular in our culture and is considered to be too exclusive. There are many 'other ways' advertised…
    • Remaining in Christ – John 15:5 - September 25, 2017 - When you look at a grape vine, can you tell where the vine ends and the branches begin? If, like the branches, we remain in…
    • The Advocate – John 16:7 - September 26, 2017 - I suspect that most believers would love to have Jesus physically present with us through the day. But Jesus tells us that it is better…
    • Koinonia: Yearned for; and Feared! – John 17:20-23 - November 30, 2012 - In Acts 2:42 we find that the earliest church was devoted to four things: the Apostle's teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and to…
    • A Prayer for Unity – John 17:20-21 - September 27, 2017 - As Jesus prepares for the cross, he prays for the unity of his disciples and those who would come after them; something of great importance…
    • What is Truth – John 18:37-38 - September 28, 2017 - What is truth? Jesus is the ultimate truth on which all other truths stand. All other 'truths' should be judged by his truth.
    • What Is Truth? – John 18:38 - February 28, 2012 - That Pilate, and many others both today and throughout history, do not recognize him for who he is does not diminish that truth. Jesus is…
    • Three Crosses – John 19:18 - September 29, 2017 - There were 3 crosses at Calvary. Jesus was on the cross of atonement. Were the other crosses the cross of repentance and the cross of…
    • The Great Profession: My Lord and My God – John 20:28 - November 29, 2020 - What better profession of faith in the resurrected Jesus can a person make than the one Thomas did; "my Lord and my God."
    • The Demand for A Sign – John 20:30-31 - December 24, 2011 - For those who have believed, remember Jesus' words and guard against those who would seek to lead you away from simple faith in your Creator…
    • That You May Believe – John 20:30-31 - September 30, 2017 - Jesus' many signs should direct us to belief and eternal life. Will you see and believe, or close your eyes and stumble?
    • What About Him? – John 21:21 - October 1, 2017 - It is only natural to want to compare ourselves with others. But Jesus calls us to follow him and the plan he has for us;…
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