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Read it please … 10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink […]
Our Text … “1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. 3 Judas then, having received […]
Actually, I think most of my material was taught in class. That happens occasionally. But his I omitted … Jesus the Great “I AM” (translating “EGO EIMI” particularly emphasized in John’s Gospel) speaks (in John 17:26) three closing words to His Father … “I IN THEM” in English, but “EGO EN AUTOS” in Greek! Either […]
I am captivated by the thought of Jesus praying, not only for His contemporary disciples, but also for believers to come! Our Lord certainly had faith in the growth of His Church! If you recall, Jesus in Matthew 16:18 resolutely said “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH!”Future saints! And this Church (including those of us who […]
“To sanctify” basically means “to make holy.” To separate, to consecrate, to purify. Someone well said of us Christians … “We live between the LOVE of God and the HATE of the world.” And it seems like our Lord here in His “Upper Room” Sermon placed special emphasis on the hatred the world would heap […]
Jesus’ great Prayer continues in these four verses. Here we learn (again) that world will hate us Christians. This includes part of the “religious” world! In fact, the word “religion” is only found five times in the Bible, most of them in a bad sense! The noun is derived from the Latin verb “religare,” which […]
I mentioned in class that the New Testament calls the Holy Ghost “the Spirit of Christ.” It indeed does, twice! Romans 8:9 … “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, […]
Jesus, in the Gospel of John chapters 14-16, has been teaching (preaching) nonstop! Then in John chapter 17 our Lord prays! Maybe we all would be more effective, more powerful, if we followed that pattern! I can only find two earlier times in John when Jesus even approximates prayer! (Luke the is Gospel that accents […]
A “creed” within a Prayer, Jesus’s Prayer for His Church! I am speaking of verse 3 … “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Do you know Jesus? And thereby know God the Father? This may be the first time in […]
Something “dawned” on me (or maybe I read it in a commentary somewhere) … Not a single MAN came to the empty tomb early Resurrection Morning! Only women! Yet of the named women who were early at the sepulcher … Mary of Bethany … was not one of them! That’s strange, Bethany being so close […]
In class I referred to the numerous times Jesus mentions prayer in this long Sermon. More specifically … In the “Father” chapter, John 14 … John 14:13 … “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:14 … “If ye shall […]
Our Passage … 12 I (Jesus) have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he […]
I think Jesus actually WANTED the Disciples to ask that question, “Where goest thou, Lord?” Then I am wondering of myself, do I concentrate much on … Where He has gone? What He is doing? What He has next on His Schedule? Don’t misunderstand me. I am not in any way minimizing Jesus’ three-year earthly […]
Jesus is promising here, in reality, EVANGELISTIC (SOUL-WINNING) POWER!
The Roman Emperor (and persecutor of Christians) Domitian was in power when John wrote his Gospel. He reigned over the Roman Empire from 81 until 96, those closing years of the first century. He is likely the man who was responsible for the Apostle John being exiled on the Isle of Patmos when the New […]
Jesus, God’s Son, coming to earth precipitated the greatest decision any man or woman must make. To accept Him or reject Him? There is no other Way to Heaven! Both Jesus’ Words (verse 22, things “spoken”) and Jesus’ works (verse 24, things “done”) put mankind “without excuse” in terms of God’s Judgment! “22 If I […]
We Christians love the world’s people, because God the Father did so in John 3:16. But we do not love the world’s ways, because they are at enmity with God the Father, as in James 4:4. Jesus’ first (and longest) Sermon on Record is written for us in Matthrew chapters 5-7. Twice in that single […]
One author expressed this Paragraph as “inhaling God’s Love” deep into our souls, then “exhaling it” outward to our Brothers and Sisters in Christ! (Personally I enjoyed this analogy.) In Romans chapter 5 Jesus died for His enemies. In John chapter 15 Jesus dies for His friends! (Verse 13 … “Greater love hath no man […]
Someone called Jesus … “THE CORE OF REALITY!”
Our John Chapter 14 Text for this Lesson … “22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, […]
Actually, I was able to use (in the video class) most of my study material for this Text. But I am especially intrigued by one thing Jesu said, verse 30, its last half. “For the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” The devil had “nothing” in Jesus! There was no “foothold” […]
Our Text for the current class … “15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth […]
The Text, verse by verse … 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and […]
Yes, in verse 19 (of John chapter 13) Jesus uses Bible Prophecy (in adjunct to His Omniscience) to foster belief (faith) in His Disciples! Let’s study Bible Prophecy (eschatology) to further our faith as well! “Now I tell you before it (Judas’ betrayal of the Lord) come, that, when it is come to pass, ye […]
As the Gospel of John tells the story of Judas, the Disciple who betrayed Jesus, it relies on the Old Testament to fill in some of the details! Specifically, Psalm 41:9, which says: “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” […]

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