if you love

If You Love…

If you love me, obey my commandments. (John 14:15) Read: Matthew 2:1 – 3:17, Mark 1:2-11, Luke 3:1-22 Relate: Over and over up to this point Jesus had talked about His “hour”. More than once He was faced with a situation where people wanted to kill him. They were never able to because “His hour had not yet come”.…

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Greater Things

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes,…

proof of life

Proof Of Life

As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory, and God will be glorified because of him. And since God receives glory because of the Son, he will give his own glory to the Son, and he will do so at once. Dear…

He knows acts cares

He Knows, He Acts, He Cares

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God. (Job 16:19-20) Read: Job 16:1 – 19:29, 1 Corinthians 16:1-24, Psalm 40:1-10, Proverbs 22:1 Relate: About a month back I wa talking with another teacher at a school I was volunteering at. Like…

In the shadows

The One Jesus Loved

The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?” So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?” (John 13:22-25) Read: Ezra 4:7-23, 7:1 – 8:36 Relate: The…

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To The Very End

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. (John 13:1) Read: 1 Chronicles 3:19-24, Ezra 2:1 – 4:5,  Relate: “He loved them to the very…