The One

The One Jesus Loved

Would I be willing to have my name completely removed from the picture? If total obedience means complete obscurity, am I willing to walk down that road?

Hail the King

John 19:1-3 (Hail the King!)

Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face. (John 19:1-3) Read: Romans 11:1 – 14:23 Relate:  React: He was wounded for…

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The Alabaster Jar

Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him. Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she…

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A Deeper Truth

The Father and I are one. (John 10:30) Read: 2 Chronicles 19:1 – 20:37, Romans 10:14 – 11:12, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6 Relate: Six words. Has there ever been a more dynamic statement packed into such a short statement? Is there any other statement on the nature of God that has been so hotly debated or so closely dissected? If I…

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προφήτης

Then the Pharisees again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, “What’s your opinion about this man who healed you?” The man replied, “I think he must be a prophet.” (John 9:17) Read: Psalm 1-2, 10, 33, 71, 91 Relate: προφήτης. For those of us that can’t read Homer in the original, those squiggles should…

John 5:24 (Listen)

I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. (John 5:24) Read: 1 Samuel 23:13 – 25:44, Psalm 54 Relate: In the King James: Verily, verily, I say…

John 5:1-4 (Waiting)

Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches waiting for a certain movement of the water, for an angel of the Lord came from time to time and stirred…