John 21

When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” (John 21:21-22) Jesus told Peter not to worry about other people but to be...

John 20

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22)  God breathed life into us at creation, and Jesus...

John 19

Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.” (John 19:11) God is the giver of all authority in heaven and on earth. Whether that person in...

John 18

Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?” (John 18:23)  The official struck Jesus in the face for no reason, yet Jesus did not retaliate in any way. If he wanted to,...

John 17

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them. (John 17:26) You are loved by God with the same love that God the Father has for His...

John 16

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)  There are certain passages I wish were not in the Bible. “In this world you will have tribulation” is...

John 15

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)  Think about someone you call a friend. What memories...

John 14

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) This is it! This is Christianity, and it is completely counter-cultural to our world. Our world wants to say there are many pathways. There aren’t....

John 13

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. (John 13:14) Jesus taught his disciples by example, taking one of the lowest jobs in their society. Are you, in turn, passing on that example by humbly serving others? Are there...

John 12

So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, (John 12:10) Why pick on Lazarus? What did Lazarus do to them? Many Jews believed in Jesus because Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and since the chief priests were not succeeding in shutting Jesus down, they...