John 11

Jesus wept. (John 11:35)  This verse is famous for being the shortest verse in the Bible. It is short but sweet. Jesus’s friend, Lazarus, was dead and buried. Both of Lazarus’s sisters have individually met Jesus and said the same thing, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would...

John 10

I give them [my sheep] eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28) There are some in Christian circles who believe that it is possible to lose our salvation. While we do face an enemy whose goal is to separate...

John 9

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in...

John 8

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the Light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) First, if you’re doing the Bible Reading Plan on Christmas Day, gold star for you! Second, on...

John 7

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37,38) Two questions today:   What do you thirst for? What do...

John 6

"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  (John 6:67-68) Some of Jesus’s teachings were difficult to understand, and many people deserted Him. When Jesus asked if the...

John 5

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6) Not unlike the crippled man in this story today, we were spiritually crippled. We could not get healing on our own...

John 4

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23) Only through Jesus can the Father be truly known and worshiped. Jesus addressed the sin in the...

John 3

He [Jesus] must become greater; I must become less. (John 3:30) In this self-centered culture in which we live, may we have the attitude of John the Baptist and declare that Jesus must become greater; I must become less. This is a requirement for God’s will to unfold in our...

John 2

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. (John 2:11) Christ came to save people and assure us of salvation with Him in Heaven...AND He is here to walk with us through...