John 21:15-19 Chapter 20 of John’s book (covered last week) sounds like a fitting end to the story of Jesus, but here we have a rather strange followup “epilogue” about Jesus and Peter and “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. What is it about? Why is it “tacked on” like this? What does it have toContinue reading “Unfinished business”
John 20:1-31 “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (John 20:1) What has happened? Follow those early disciples as the truth finally dawns on them!
John 19:17-41 When Jesus was crucified, it seemed like his mission had ended in failure. So why do we cherish “that old rugged cross” today? Because Jesus’ death was not a disaster but a great victory!
John 18:1-19:16 We have come at last to the final 24 hours of Jesus’ life. From betrayal to trumped-up charges and brutal torture, this was the night when Satan seemed to have his way with the Son of God. But who was really in control?
John 17:13-23 Jesus prayed that we (his followers) would be one just as he and the Father are one. The late Tim Keller exemplified a commitment to this kind of unity that is desperately needed today.
John 16:1-15 When Jesus tells his disciples that he is leaving them, they can’t process it. They’re clueless! How can they hope to be his witnesses without him around? The Great News of this chapter is that he sends His Spirit to help them – and us – when we haven’t got a clue.
John 15:18-21 Sometimes it may be tempting to wish for the “good old days” when our culture was more “Christian” and Christian-friendly, but these words of Jesus make it clear his followers shouldn’t expect a comfortable environment. We’ll discover more about what Jesus meant and how we should live in a world that “hates us”.
John 14:1-14, John 14:22-27 We live in a world where many people are homeless, stateless and anchorless. They need a home! But home is more than getting on the property ladder. Jesus promises us that we can be at home – now and forever!
John 13:1-17 What can we learn from the example of Jesus’ servant leadership to his disciples?