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Destination: John
John
Skip Heitzig

John 1 (NKJV™)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.'"
16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
23 He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD,"' as the prophet Isaiah said."
24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.
27 "It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose."
28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
30 "This is He of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.'
31 "I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."
32 And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
33 "I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
34 "And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"
39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).
42 And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).
43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
46 And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
48 Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"
50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
John 2 (NKJV™)
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."
4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it.
9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
10 And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"
11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business.
15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.
16 And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"
17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up."
18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"
19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
20 Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.
24 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,
25 and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
John 3 (NKJV™)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?"
10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
11 "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.
12 "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
14 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15 "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized.
23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.
24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
25 Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purification.
26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified--behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!"
27 John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.
28 "You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before Him.'
29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
30 "He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 "He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
32 "And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
33 "He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.
34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
35 "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.
36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
John 4 (NKJV™)
1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John
2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples),
3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give Me a drink."
8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
11 The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
12 "Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"
13 Jesus answered and said to her, 'Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
14 'but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
16 Jesus said to her, 'Go, call your husband, and come here."
17 The woman answered and said, 'I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband,'
18 'for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly."
19 The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
20 "Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship."
21 Jesus said to her, 'Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 'You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
23 'But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
24 'God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
25 The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things."
26 Jesus said to her, 'I who speak to you am He."
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, "What do You seek?" or, "Why are You talking with her?"
28 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29 "Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"
30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
32 But He said to them, 'I have food to eat of which you do not know."
33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?"
34 Jesus said to them, 'My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 'Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
36 'And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
37 'For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.'
38 'I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors."
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did."
40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
41 And many more believed because of His own word.
42 Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."
43 Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee.
44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.
46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
48 Then Jesus said to him, 'Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe."
49 The nobleman said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!"
50 Jesus said to him, 'Go your way; your son lives." So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, "Your son lives!"
52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." And he himself believed, and his whole household.
54 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
John 5 (NKJV™)
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?"
7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me."
8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk."
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed."
11 He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' "
12 Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?"
13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."
15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."
18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
20 "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21 "For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.
22 "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,
23 "that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
25 "Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.
26 "For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,
27 "and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
28 "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice
29 "and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
30 "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
31 "If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.
32 "There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.
33 "You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
34 "Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.
35 "He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.
36 "But I have a greater witness than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish--the very works that I do--bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
37 "And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
38 "But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
39 "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
40 "But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
41 "I do not receive honor from men.
42 "But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
43 "I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.
44 "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?
45 "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you--Moses, in whom you trust.
46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
47 "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
John 6 (NKJV™)
1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"
6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
7 Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little."
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"
10 Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost."
13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."
15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,
17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
18 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.
19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.
20 But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone--
23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks--
24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when did You come here?"
26 Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
27 "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
28 Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"
29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
30 Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?
31 "Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 "For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
36 "But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.
37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
38 "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 "This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
41 The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."
42 And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven'?"
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.
44 "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
46 "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.
47 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
48 "I am the bread of life.
49 "Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 "This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
51 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"
53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
54 "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
58 "This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?"
61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you?
62 "What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?
63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
64 "But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him.
65 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father."
66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 "Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
70 Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.
John 7 (NKJV™)
1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
2 Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
3 His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing.
4 "For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."
5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
6 Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7 "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
8 "You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come."
9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?"
12 And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people."
13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"
16 Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
17 "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.
18 "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
19 "Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
20 The people answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?"
21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel.
22 "Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
23 "If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?
24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said, "Is this not He whom they seek to kill?
26 "But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ?
27 "However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from."
28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, "You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
29 "But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."
30 Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
31 And many of the people believed in Him, and said, "When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?"
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
33 Then Jesus said to them, "I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.
34 "You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come."
35 Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36 "What is this thing that He said, 'You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come'?"
37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet."
41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?
42 "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?"
43 So there was a division among the people because of Him.
44 Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought Him?"
46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!"
47 Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived?
48 "Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?
49 "But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."
50 Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them,
51 "Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?"
52 They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."
53 And everyone went to his own house.
John 8 (NKJV™)
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
4 they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.
5 "Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?"
6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."
8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?"
11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true."
14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.
15 "You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
16 "And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.
17 "It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
18 "I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."
19 Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also."
20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.
21 Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come."
22 So the Jews said, "Will He kill Himself, because He says, 'Where I go you cannot come'?"
23 And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
25 Then they said to Him, "Who are You?" And Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.
26 "I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him."
27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
29 "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."
30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, 'You will be made free'?"
34 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
35 "And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.
36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
38 "I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."
39 They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
40 "But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
41 "You do the deeds of your father." Then they said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father--God."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
43 "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
45 "But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 "Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 "He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"
49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
50 "And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.
51 "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
52 Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.'
53 "Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?"
54 Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.
55 "Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.
56 "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
57 Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"
58 Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
John 9 (NKJV™)
1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
5 "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
7 And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"
9 Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He is like him." He said, "I am he."
10 Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"
11 He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight."
12 Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
17 They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
19 And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"
20 His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21 "but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself."
22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
23 Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner."
25 He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."
26 Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"
27 He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?"
28 Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples.
29 "We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from."
30 The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
31 "Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
32 "Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
33 "If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
34 They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"
36 He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
37 And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."
38 Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him.
39 And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind."
40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?"
41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.
John 10 (NKJV™)
1 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 "But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
4 "And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
5 "Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
7 Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 "All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
12 "But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
13 "The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
14 "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
15 "As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
16 "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
17 "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
18 "No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings.
20 And many of them said, "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?"
21 Others said, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.
26 "But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
30 "I and My Father are one."
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
32 Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?"
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God."
34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods"'?
35 "If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
36 "do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
37 "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
38 "but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed.
41 Then many came to Him and said, "John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true."
42 And many believed in Him there.
John 11 (NKJV™)
1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."
4 When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6 So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.
7 Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again."
8 The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?"
9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
10 "But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."
11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up."
12 Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well."
13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.
14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.
15 "And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him."
16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him."
17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.
18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.
19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house.
21 Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
22 "But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You."
23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24 Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
26 "And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
27 She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."
28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher has come and is calling for you."
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him.
30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him.
31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there."
32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
34 And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"
37 And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?"
38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42 "And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."
43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."
45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.
46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.
47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.
48 "If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."
49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,
50 "nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."
51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.
54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.
55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that He will not come to the feast?"
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.
John 12 (NKJV™)
1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.
3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,
5 "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
7 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial.
8 "For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."
9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also,
11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' The King of Israel!"
14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey's colt."
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness.
18 For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!"
20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast.
21 Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
25 "He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
27 "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
28 "Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."
29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him."
30 Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.
31 "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
32 "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
34 The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
35 Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.
36 "While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.
37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: "Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?"
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."
41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
45 "And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
46 "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
47 "And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
48 "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
49 "For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
50 "And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."
John 13 (NKJV™)
1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,
4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.
5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?"
7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."
8 Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."
9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"
10 Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."
11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."
12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
13 "You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
14 "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
16 "Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
17 "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
18 "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'
19 "Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.
20 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
21 When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."
22 Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke.
23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.
25 Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"
26 Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."
28 But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him.
29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.
30 Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.
32 "If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.
33 "Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.
34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward."
37 Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake."
38 Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.
John 14 (NKJV™)
1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 "In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4 "And where I go you know, and the way you know."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
16 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--
17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
18 "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
19 "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
20 "At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"
23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.
26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 "You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.
29 "And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.
30 "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
31 "But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
John 15 (NKJV™)
1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
14 "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
15 "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
16 "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
17 "These things I command you, that you love one another.
18 "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
19 "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 "Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
22 "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 "He who hates Me hates My Father also.
24 "If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.
25 "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
27 "And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
John 16 (NKJV™)
1 "These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.
2 "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
3 "And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.
4 "But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 "But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'
6 "But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
8 "And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 "of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10 "of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
11 "of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
14 "He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 "All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
16 "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father."
17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, "What is this that He says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?"
18 They said therefore, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is saying."
19 Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, "Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'?
20 "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
21 "A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
22 "Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
23 "And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
24 "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
25 "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
26 "In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;
27 "for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
28 "I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."
29 His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!
30 "Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God."
31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
32 "Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
John 17 (NKJV™)
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
2 "as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
3 "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
4 "I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
5 "And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
6 "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
7 "Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.
8 "For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
9 "I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
10 "And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.
11 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.
12 "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
13 "But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
15 "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
16 "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
18 "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
19 "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;
21 "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
23 "I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25 "O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.
26 "And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
John 18 (NKJV™)
1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.
2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.
3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"
5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.
6 Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.
7 Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
8 Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."
10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"
12 Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.
13 And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.
14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.
16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in.
17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."
18 Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.
19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.
21 "Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said."
22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?"
23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"
24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not!"
26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"
27 Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.
28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.
29 Pilate then went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"
30 They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you."
31 Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"
32 that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die.
33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
34 Jesus answered him, "Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?"
35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"
36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him at all.
39 "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
40 Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
John 19 (NKJV™)
1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.
3 Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.
4 Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him."
5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"
6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him."
7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
8 Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid,
9 and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?"
11 Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."
13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"
15 But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"
16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.
19 Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews."'"
22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
24 They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"
27 Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"
29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him.
33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.
36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."
37 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced."
38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus.
39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.
John 20 (NKJV™)
1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."
3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.
4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in.
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
7 and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.
8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.
9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.
11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb.
12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him."
14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away."
16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher).
17 Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'"
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.
19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you."
20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"
27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
29 Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;
31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
John 21 (NKJV™)
1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself:
2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.
3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."
6 And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.
8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish.
9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."
11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken.
12 Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are You?"--knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.
14 This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.
15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs."
16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep."
17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.
18 "Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish."
19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."
20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"
21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"
22 Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."
23 Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?"
24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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DESTINATION: JOHN

The Gospel According to John was written by the Apostle John from Ephesus between A.D. 80-90. It is the most spiritual of all the Gospels, and fully one third of its content is dedicated to the last week of Jesus' life. The spiritual depth of this work sets it apart from the other gospels and its presentation of the incarnation through the God-man Jesus Christ.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
The Roman Empire is ruled by Caesar Augustus

c. 5 B.C.
Birth of John the Baptist

c. 5 B.C.
Birth of Jesus Christ

c. 30 A.D.
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

c. 80-90 A.D.
From Ephesus, John writes his gospel

TRIP PLANNER:

John 20:31 states the purpose of the Gospel According to John, "But these things have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, by believing, you might have life in His name." John presents Jesus claim to deity through seven miraculous signs that lead up to the Resurrection and seven "I AM" statements which the hearers would have understood as Jesus claim to equality with God. John sets forth the miracles of Jesus as proof of His messiahship and not solely as acts of mercy. John uses many colorful terms to describe Jesus as the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, The Good Shepherd, the Truth, the Way, the Life, and the Vine.

PLACES OF INTEREST:

Bethany – A small town on the east slope of the Mount of Olives that was home to Lazarus, Martha and Mary

Bethsaida – A city in Galilee on the northeast coast of the Sea of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee).

Galilee – The northwest providence of Palestine. It was fifty by twenty-five miles in area. It was one of the places that was prominent in Christ's ministry.

Jerusalem – Known as "David's City," it is the "holy city" for three great world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The capital city of Israel.

River Jordan - It begins at Mount Hermon, flows through the Sea of Galilee to its end in the Dead Sea.

PEOPLE OF INTEREST:

Jesus - the Word of God who came into the world, fully God and fully man.

John the Baptist - He was the forerunner of Jesus Christ. He was related to Jesus; their mothers were cousins. He was imprisoned by Herod Antipas and eventually beheaded.

The Disciples - Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon, and Judas Iscariot. These men were chosen by Jesus to aid in His earthly ministry.

Mary - The sister of Lazarus who believed Jesus and anointed Him before His death.

Martha - The sister of Lazarus and Mary. She is known for her hospitality. Her faith in Jesus grew when He raised her brother from the dead.

Lazarus - Jesus friend whom He raised from the dead.

Pilate - Roman governor who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.

Mary Magdalene - The first person to see Jesus after His resurrection.

FUN FACTS:

John refers to himself as "the disciple whom Jesus loved."

Tradition states that during the persecution of Christians under Domitian, John was taken to Rome and thrown into boiling oil which had no power to hurt him. He survived miraculously.

John was exiled by Domitian to the isle of Patmos, where he wrote the book of Revelation.

John was the Theologian; Matthew was the teacher, Mark the storyteller, and Luke the Historian.

Over 90% of the content of the Gospel of John is original to his Gospel and not found in the Synoptic Gospels.

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The night before He was crucified, Jesus prayed here in the Garden of
Gethsemane; Jesus said, "Father not my will but Yours be done." And so He gave us one of many examples of the prayer life He enjoyed with His heavenly Father; for instead in John's Gospel we find Jesus offering a prayer of intercession and we'll learn more about this prayer when our flight over the book of John gets to chapter 17. Now let's get a profile of the apostle John; a man who learned to live very close to the heart of Jesus.

Jesus nicknamed John and his brother James as the sons of thunder. John was also known as the disciple who Jesus loved; he wrote five New Testament books and his purpose is clear that we may believe in Jesus Christ.

You may remember that Solomon when he built the temple asked God a very important question. He said, "But will God indeed dwell with men?" For behold, even heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You much less this temple which I have built." But the same time, we know that God was pleased to dwell with people in a tabernacle and later on a temple.

The Bible declares He dwelt between the cherubim on the mercy seat of the arc of the covenant. So there was a certain presence of God, there was a certain glory of God but the Prophet Ezekiel was there when chapters 9 through 11 of that book shows the glory of God departing from the temple moving toward the Mount of Olives and leaving the City of Jerusalem, the glory left.

Now we come to the New Testament, and in the Gospel of John in chapter 1, verse 14 we read, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt [tabernacle, pitched a tent] among us, and we beheld His glory. The glory as of the only be gotten son of the father full of grace and truth." And so tonight we're dealing with this book that reveals this one who gloriously dwelt upon the earth.

Now we have the fourth of the four Gospels, and it's probably better instead of seeing them as four different Gospels see them as a four-fold Gospel. And as I mentioned last week, you might want to think of it as either a musical director with a string quartet, each one having them play a different instrument or a movie director with a four camera shoot and each of the cameras is going to emphasize something different in the scene but it's all telling the same story; a four-fold portrait of Jesus Christ.

Now, I want to throw something in and I want to tie together some threads. Do you remember back in Numbers chapter 2, stretch way back there? Numbers chapter 2, the children of Israel were to encamp around the tabernacle, remember that? And there were four sides of the tabernacle, north, south, east and west. The twelve tribes broke into three groups or four groups of three and they were all on all sides of the tabernacle under one tribe's banner and that one tribe had a banner with an emblem on it. So facing the east, there were three tribes that all pitched their tents and gathered under the tribe of Judah which had the emblem of a lion.

On the west side, there were three tribes that were under the banner of Ephraim, and Ephraim had the emblem of an ox. On the south side, there were three groups that were under the banner of Ruben and Ruben, he had the symbol of a man and then on the north there were three more tribes and they were under the tribe of Dan which had the symbol of an eagle. So you have a lion, an ox, a man and an eagle.

We get to Hebrews and we discovered that the tabernacle on earth was a model of the throne in heaven. So we're not surprised when we move forward from Numbers chapter 2 to Ezekiel chapter 1 and chapter 10 and we see these four angelic beings and it says, "Each had the face of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle." And then we skip forward to Revelation chapter 4 and there were four living creatures, one with the face of a lion, another with the face of a calf or an ox, another with the face of a man and the other with the face of an eagle.

And these four Gospels like the camps of Israel and like the cherubim in heaven in Ezekiel and a Revelation tell a story. They show Jesus as the lion of the tribe of Judah, Matthew's Gospel is all about what Jesus said and how He fulfilled Jewish scripture.

The Gospel of Mark is a fast pace story, it emphasizes what Jesus did. It shows Him as the ox, the beast of burden, the servant and the ox was the servant animal.

The Gospel of Luke will emphasize what Jesus felt. He is the quintessential man; the son of man is the underlying phrase throughout that book.

And then we come now to the Gospel of John which is the eagle and shows Jesus in His deity as God the Son, or the Son of God. In fact F.B. Meyer even said, "The Gospel of John is the Gospel of the divine life of Jesus, the eagle has always been its recognized emblem."

I want you to think of it this way. The first three Gospels are called what? Synoptics, Gospel of John is a bit different as, as we will see even in brief flying over it. Those first three are like three snapshots of Jesus' life. John is like a studied portrait of the life of Jesus, very different. In fact, over ninety percent of the material in the Gospel of John is unique to John and not found in any of other Gospels.

For example, the strongest evidence for the deity of Jesus Christ, if you want to somebody that Jesus said He was God or others said He was God, you'll find it in the Gospel of John. The seven great 'I am' statements are found in the Gospel of John.

Also in this Gospel, there are no parables, none, like you find in the other Gospels. You find however seven miracles, all that point you to believing that Jesus is the Son of God.

Five of those seven miracles are found nowhere else except in this Gospel. You find in the Gospel of John the longest prayer in the New Testament, John chapter 17, Jesus prays the longest prayer of His recorded life as well as any prayer recorded in the New Testament.

At the same time, you find the shortest verse in the Bible, in chapter 11, verse 35, "Jesus wept;" shortest verse.

One-third of the entire Gospel of John deals with the last eight days from Psalm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday. So there is an emphasis on that in this book, and last but not least, the most famous verse of all the Bible and most often quoted which is John 3:16. Of course, is found in this book, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life."

Something else about this Gospel; there is a name and a title. The name 'Jesus' and the title 'Christ' is found about 170 times in John's Gospel. Jesus and Christ, 170 times, the word 'Believe' is repeated over and over and over again about 100 times. So you have Jesus and Christ 170, believe 100 times, you're getting the theme of the book.

John wants you and I to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. We'll get to that towards the end of the book.

Now something about John; John was a fisherman. His dad was Zebedee, his brother was James, they worked up in the Sea of Galilee. In fact, they had a fishing business. James, John, and Zebedee in partnership with Andrew and Peter, and they were out on the Sea of Galilee day-after-day catching fish. Now John's name is not in the Gospel of John. You'll never find it anywhere. I say, well, and how do you know he wrote it?

Because the Apostle John discipled the guy by the name of Polycarp and Polycarp discipled the guy by the name of Irenaeus and we have Irenaeus' writings who learned from Polycarp that John is the author of this Gospel. So we have sources from pretty far back that attested this. But his name isn't written, he leaves his name out. In fact, I love what he calls himself, "The apostle whom Jesus loved." I like that.

Yeah there's Peter and the other guys, but I'm the guy Jesus loved. But I like that a lot because Jesus did love him of course Jesus loved everyone, but he felt that special connection with Jesus Christ, something else about John, he was part of the inner circle, wasn't he, Peter, James, and John. We find those three a little bit closer, sort of like the executive staff with Jesus Christ. They were there when Jairus' daughter was healed, the synagogue ruler.

Peter, James, and John were there on the mount of transfiguration when Jesus was transfigured before them with Moses and Elijah. In the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus is going through the greatest trial of His life, He takes Peter, James, and John aside, and He says, "Watch with Me and pray with Me." Of course they nod off these three great men of the inner circle of Jesus Christ.

But John uniquely was at the cross when Jesus died. In fact John was given in charge of Jesus' mother Mary. When Jesus said, "Woman, behold, your son! Son, behold, your mother!"

John also along with Peter were the first ones at the tomb when they heard that the tomb was empty. Remember, John tells the story and he says, "And the one did outrun Peter." That is John saying, "I beat Peter in this little foot race to the tomb." By the way John was the first to believe that Jesus Christ was risen from the dead.

So let's get into it, John chapter 1, verse 1, let me say before we jump in, John is the most theological of all the gospel writers. There's just several parts of this book that have some very deep theology and it's seen in his prologue. Now this is the other genealogy of Jesus Christ, remember I said that last week, you see, Matthew begins his genealogy with Abraham because he is writing for the Jewish community. Luke begins his genealogy with Adam because he's the first man and he's going to talk about the man, the son of man. But John goes all the way back to the beginning to the pre-incarnate state where Jesus was with the Father in eternity.

Verse 1, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. And the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God." Now that sounds very similar to Genesis chapter 1, in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and here in the beginning was the word.

Now it sort of sounds like a strange way to introduce a person in such an impersonal manner; "In the beginning was the Word." You go; "What's up with that?" Well, this introduction or this term the Word Logos was a common first century concept. First of all in the Jewish community there were some Jewish writings Targums, commentaries that referred to God by the term Memrah which means "The Word", it was a substitutionary title for the person of God to call Him "The Word." To translate that in Greek, it would be the Logos.

Number two, among the Greek community this was the common term especially the philosophical community. You see the Greeks would look around their universe and they said, you know we noticed that there is order in the universe, and there is predictable patterns and seasons, we noticed that the sun rises and sets so to speak and we notice that there's four seasons that come and go in predictable prescribed patterns. And then they would ask why is that? And the answer the philosophers would give is because there is a Logos, there is an ordering principle, a great uncaused cause that they call the Logos. So he goes all the way back using that term in the beginning was the word, the Logos, and the word was with God and the word was God.

Now, I'll never forget one afternoon, that was one morning; it was one morning because I was studying. I got a knock on my door, its a few years back, I looked outside and I said, oh, I know exactly who is at my door, there were two Jehovah Witnesses. So I opened the door and I knew the drill because I knew where they were going to go with this.

And so we started talking and I'm nodding my head, and so they went right to the Gospel of John chapter 1, they said, "Well, you know, it says in John's gospel, in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was A God, that's what it says in the original Greek." I said, "Are you sure about that?" He said, "Oh yes, we know that for sure." And so I asked the older mentor guy, "Are you sure about that?" He said, "Yes" I said, "Okay, hold on a minute. I had been studying Greek.

So I went into my study, took out my Greek New Testament, opened it up and showed it to the guy and said, "Read that and show that to me." He said, "I can't read that." I said, "Well, let me tell you what it is then." Notice the first two verses; (in Greek) Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.

Now before I could say anything, I said, "You'll notice that the term (in Greek) λόγος lacks a definite article, do you know why that is?" Of course, they're just looking at me like, "No." I said, "There are two reasons, number one, in Greek the predicate is put before at the beginning of the subject whereas in English we have it after the subject, the predicate is last but in Greek it's first, because it's for emphasis's sake and whenever it lacks a definite article, it is showing character, essence, or nature.

So this literally says and the word to his essential character and nature was God, its put there for emphasis. So when you say, it says A God, know that it doesn't say that.

So I'm looking at both of them and they're looking at one another and the younger who's being mentored by the older one, I was just hoping we could reel them in and be able to share with them and the older guy says, "Okay, well, thank you very much" and slammed the door as fast as he could and decided we're never coming back there again. Folks, this is all I want to say about that.

John is underscoring and emphasizing through the whole book that Jesus Christ is Himself very God, it's in the language, it's unmistakable, even the enemies of Jesus had more sense than a Jehovah witness because they said, "You being a man are constantly making yourself God." They knew what he was saying. And even the very beginning showing the ordering principle, the Logos, the Memrah was indeed very God.

"All things [verse 3] were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made." Verse 14; "and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory is of the begotten of the Father full of grace and truth." You have the creator and at the same time in verse 14 the incarnation. He's God but He's also a man.

Now something about John's writings, I want you to just remember, both his gospel and his epistles First, Second and Third John. When John wrote all of his works, there was a prevailing ideology sweeping the early church, and every era of the church has its winds of false doctrine, there's plenty of them around today, i.e. the Emergent Church; every few years there's new ideologies and beliefs.

And John's day was a belief called gnosticism, that says, "Jesus Christ really wasn't a man, He wasn't in flesh. He just appeared to look like a man." And John will write in First John, "Whoever denies that Jesus Christ come in the flesh is not of God." So he's constantly keeping the audience that he writes to in mind.

Now listen to how he writes First John at the beginning of that book. First John chapter 1, verse 1, "That which was from the beginning, [Very similar, isn't it?] which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled concerning the word of life."

Can you imagine what it was like to being John or Peter or any of the apostles being with Jesus and coming to the awareness of who it is they're walking with? Who it is they're seeing, who it is they're hearing in these parables and stories and seeing Jesus touch people and heal them, and seeing Him weep, we're seeing God weep, we're seeing God and hearing God speak. Here's God's reaction, we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father.

Now let me give you a little short if I can outline of the Gospel of John. We've already started but I'm going to give it to you. There's seven sweeping segments, oh it sounds like a preacher wrote that, sweeping segments of the Gospel of John. First of all, "The Incarnation" and I'll give them all to you in terms of where they start and stop. "The Incarnation", number two, "The Presentation"; so it's "The Incarnation" of the Son of God, then "The Presentation" of the Son of God; then the three "The Confrontation" with the Son of God. And then four, "The Instruction" of the Son of God, that's for His apostles only. Number five, "The Intercession" of the Son of God, number six, "The Execution" of the Son of God and number seven, "The Resurrection" or you might say the glorification of the Son of God. Those are the seven things that John mentions and sweeps through in this book.

Chapter 1, verse 19 through chapter 4 is the second section, this is the presentation of the Son of God. He presents Himself to John, the Baptist, He presents Himself to the early disciples, He presents Himself at Cana of Galilee through a miracle, He presents Himself to Nicodemus in Jerusalem, He presents Himself then to a Samaritan woman in chapter 4.

Chapter 1, verse 29, "the next day John saw him coming toward him and said, "Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.""

Now something about John the Baptist; John the Baptist was a PK I mentioned last time, a Priest Kid. And this PK was familiar with the temple. He was familiar with the sacrifices, he was familiar that every morning and every evening lambs were brought and killed and blood was spilled to atone for the sins of the nation.

So John now realizes who this one is, this is the atoning sacrifice, the lamb of God who takes away the sins not of just a small people group in the Middle-East but the world. It's grand sweeping realization of who Jesus is. This is He of whom I said, "After me comes a man who is preferred before me for He was before me." I did not know Him but he should be revealed to Israel, therefore, I came baptizing with water."

Now what I'm going to do tonight, and it's not hard to do, since ninety percent of John is unique to this Gospel only, is show you things that are really just mentioned in the Gospel of John, but in each of these seven segments.

Now something helpful with this gospel; were it not for the Gospel of John we wouldn't know the chronology of the life of Jesus? If you were to just take Matthew, Mark and Luke, you might assume that the ministry of Jesus lasted only one year, because most of them have a huge chunk of Jesus' ministry in Galilee, because they were all from Galilee, or at least they interviewed people that were Galilean.

But John shows us the feast and the announces the feast that Jesus appeared in Judaea for Jerusalem in the temple or back up in Galilee all of the feasts are mentioned and you can protract it out starting with about 29 AD all the way to 33 AD, and you can, you can see that there was a three-and-a-half year ministry of Jesus, that chronology comes from the Gospel of John.

In fact John alone tells us that Jesus cleansed the temple, remember the cleansing of the temple and He overthrew the tables and took whips and the other Gospel showed that He did that at the end of ministry. John also does but shows us that He also did it at the beginning of His ministry. So He did it twice, we wouldn't get that unless we got the Gospel of John.

And then look at chapter 2, verse 23;"When He was in Jerusalem at the Passover during the feast many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did." I'm taking you here to show you a contrast that John gives you. Here's a group of people, the only reason they're believing quote unquote "in Jesus" is they want a miracle, they want a sign. "But Jesus did not commit Himself to them because He knew all men, and He had no need that anyone should testify of man for He knew what was in man."

"There was a man, [this is in contrast to that group], there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.""

What John is doing is this. He's saying, here's a crowd, a whole bunch of people that only were after Jesus for the fireworks, the miracles, the signs, the wonders. They want their daily miracle. In contrast to them there was a real seeker by the name of Nicodemus, he came to Jesus by night. See Jesus knew all men. Again Jesus is being portrayed as omniscient, knowing all things and knowing all men. So if somebody came up to Him and said, "Hey Jesus! I have a question." He would know who you are and why you are asking the question." John portrays this characteristic of our Christ.

So here is Nicodemus, he comes to Jesus, but he comes with a misunderstanding, he's genuinely seeking and here's his misunderstanding. We know that you're a teacher come from God, that's a misunderstanding. He's more than a teacher come from God; He's God come to teach. There's been a lot of teachers come from God, Moses was a teacher come from God, Isaiah was teacher come from God, Martin Luther believed God called him as all preachers of the Gospel Agustin etcetera. But Jesus Christ was the only begotten of the Father, He was the Son of God or God the Son who had come to teach.

There's something else about Nicodemus before we move on. I felt sorry for the guy; everybody gets down on Nicodemus for coming at night. And they make this whole story, he must have been a coward; he had no guts because if he, if he you know really didn't mind to see Jesus, he would come any time. Listen, everybody is busy and he probably wants uninterrupted time because Jesus had an agenda all day long. So, so he could get face time with Jesus and ask Him questions and hear His heart, he came at night after his duties in the Sanhedrin were done and after Jesus' agenda was done, it was simply a way to get alone with Christ. So be careful that you don't come too heavy down on poor old Nicky here for this.

Verse 3, Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you unless one is born again." This is particular to the Gospel of John; "he cannot see the Kingdom of God." Here's what I love, it says, "It's as if Jesus ignores the opening statement, flattering statement by John the Baptist, you know Jesus we know that You're a teacher come from God, for nobody can do these signs unless God is with him. Jesus just goes right for the heart of the matter, negates that whole stay but not like, well, thank you very much, I'm glad that you noticed. There's a lot of people that notice. He didn't even go there. He goes right for the heart, and tells Nicodemus, how to get to heaven; how to enter the kingdom of heaven unless a man is born again he will not see the Kingdom of God.

Now unfortunately the term 'born again' has become a cliché, the world has stolen that cliché, used it, abused it and they've tried to give it back to us with their definition of it. Wrong, anytime people use the word 'feel free to correct them' now what it means. It's not a sect of Christianity; there you've got the Catholics and the Methodist and the Presbyterian and you've got the born-againers over there like we're some subset of Christianity.

There's no such thing as a Christian who's not born again. You have to be born again, Jesus said, even get to heaven. And Christians are those who go to heaven. Christians are those who were born again and born-again people are believers or Christians. The word born-again literally means from above, gennathai anothen is the Greek, to be begotten from above. It's a spiritual awakening or birth as opposed to just physical birth. And that conversation proceeds from this point on.

But now down in verse 16, the most often quoted verse and most well-known verse. Martin Luther called that the Bible in miniature because it covers the whole scope of salvation.

Verse 16, for God, -- now that's the origin of salvation that comes from Him, it's from God, for God. Have you ever had a person say, "I'm searching for God." Actually God isn't lost, you are. God is searching for you because the Bible says we are dead in trespasses and sins, the last I checked dead people can't search for anything. You're incapable, it's for God, the origin is from God.

Here's the motivation for salvation, so loved. Here's the object of salvation, the world. Here's the demonstration of salvation that He gave; His only begotten son. Here's the requirement of salvation, whoever believes in Him.

Now I tell you what Nicodemus wasn't used to this, he thought, the way to get to heaven is by keeping rituals and ceremonies, and going to the temple and doing all the things I've been taught as a young Jewish man and now a priest, a teacher. Now you have to just believe in Him and the outcome or the conclusion of salvation is that you won't perish but you will have everlasting life.

Now John chapter 4 is a famous story. John is the only one to record it, its Jesus going to Samaria. And it says in verse 4 but He needed to go through Samaria. And if you were Jewish and you read that 2000 years ago you wouldn't get verse 4, you would ask, "Why does He need to go through Samaria? Nobody needs to go through Samaria, nobody deals with Samaritans.

In fact, though Samaria was the most direct route from north to south, it was up in the mountains and because the Jews shunned the Samaritans, they would rather take two alternate routes across the other side of the Jordan river and then cross it up again up on top to stay away from Samaria or the coastal route, once again to stay away from Samaria. And it was that bad.

Now we won't read it, but in this story when Jesus talks to this woman at the well of Samaria, she even remarks, how come you a Jew are asking me a Samaritan woman for a drink for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. That begs the question, why?

Here's why, go all the way back to 722 BC, you know these dates by now. The Assyrian Empire conquered the ten northern tribes of Israel, right? Including Samaria. They took the Jewish people away; they repopulated it with different pagan peoples from all over the world.

After a period of time they married each other and they married the Jews who were left over. So now you have different levels of breeds of people, it's not a pure Jewish situation. So when the people came back into the land to rebuild the temple Ezra and Nehemiah, when the Samaritans wanted to help, they said, thank you but no thank you, we are able to do it ourselves. They wanted to keep it pure.

The Samaritans reacted against this. They started rebuilding their own temple in Samaria. There never really was a temple but they built their own temple, so that by the time of Jesus, there was now a temple in Jerusalem and in Mt. Gerizim.

So in this story, the woman says, "Our father say this mountain, Gerizim is the place where we are not to worship you Jews say Jerusalem. Remember Jesus said, "You don't even know what you are worshiping." We know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

So they had brought pagan foreign gods and ideologies and mixed it where their worship of God and had a different place and a different system, and so there was animosity between the Jews and the Samaritan. But Jesus needed to go through Samaria, why? Because He had a divine appointment, with the woman who was dejected and cast-off and had so many relationships, she was broken and beaten and He wanted to reach her and in reaching her, reach a whole village. And later on many Samaritans in the book of Acts would come to Christ.

Let's go to the third section of this gospel, chapters 5 through 12. This now is the confrontation with the Son of God, the confrontation with the Son of God, okay. There's several things that happen and John writes about them in this section to show how Jesus came head-to-head with the Jewish legal system. And it wasn't very pretty, they rejected them. So chapter 5, Jesus is in Jerusalem at the pool of Bethesda, we will take a snapshot of that in a minute and He heals a man and it creates an up-roar in Jerusalem.

In chapter 6, Jesus is back up in Capernaum and in the synagogue there He gives a discourse on being the bread of life and that creates a fervor and an animosity.

Chapters 7 through 10: Jesus is back in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles and He gives several discourses that also alienate Him from the Jewish hierarchy.

Chapter 11: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead an unmistakable sign that He is the Son of God. The Jewish leaders find out about it and say, we got to kill this guy fast before everybody starts believing in Him.

Then in Chapter 12: Is the triumphal entry and the people worship Him as their Messiah and again a deeper animosity and a public ministry of Jesus will close after this.

Now let me just highlight this for you. In this section and a little bit on the next are those famous seven 'I am' statements of Jesus and here they are.

Jesus in chapter 6, verse 35 said "I am the bread of life."

Chapter 8, verse 12 and 9 Verse 5, "I am the light of the world."

Chapter 10, verse 7, "I am the door to the sheepfold."

Chapter 10, verse 11, "I am the good shepherd."

Chapter 11, verse 25, "I am the resurrection and the life."

Chapter 14, verse 6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

And chapter 15, verse 1 and 5, "I am the true vine." Seven "I am statements," this is what Jesus says about Himself to His people.

Now chapter 5, verse 1; "And there was a feast of the Jews and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool which is called in Hebrew Beth-es-da or Bethesda as we call it, having five porches." Bethesda means The House of Mercy, but if you were to go there 2000 years ago, you would say this is The House of Misery because there are sick people waiting to get healed and there are so many of them, it's just like beds in a hospital filled with people and nobody is getting better.

"And these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed waiting for the moving of the water." I love this chapter and love teaching this chapter in Jerusalem at the pool of Bethesda which is there today.

Now I'm smiling when I say that because years ago, critics would say, well, you know, the Bible has many things to say that just aren't true, for instance the pool of Bethesda. It says this by the Sheep Gate, there's a Sheep Gate and we found that, but we've dug all around Jerusalem and we have not found this pool of Bethesda especially as described in the Gospel of John as having five porches, it sounds like it's a big pool.

Well, several years ago, the archaeologists just kept digging, and guess what they found? The pool of Bethesda, and you know what, they said this thing is big. And they discovered and you can see remnants of it today, five collimated porches. Now here's the picture of it. You are in a helicopter looking down, you see this huge triangle, four sides, and each four sides there are a collimated porch.

So you have one, two, three, four porches. And then a porch dividing the pool into two pools and that's the fifth porch just exactly as the Bible says. And so then all the critics, all they could say was, "Oh! Well, we will find more discrepancies, just give us time." They love to do this and the spade of the archaeologists overturns them all the time.

Jesus came there in that place of misery that hopeless condition. You know when I was a kid my dad used to say, "The Bible says God helps to those who help themselves." I grew up believing that the Bible said that, then I got saved then I read the Bible, and I never found it. So I read it in another translation, never found it, I better try more modern translation, never found it. You know what I found, the theme of the Bible, one of the themes, God helps the hopeless and helpless, not those who help themselves. Here's a man who couldn't help himself. He had no strength; he was abandoned by a society. The impotent man meets the omnipotent man in this chapter and he is healed and a testimony is left in Jerusalem.

Go down to chapter 7, we'll skip over the bread of life discourses in chapter 6, not enough time. "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, notice this, or He did not want to walk in Judaea because the Jews sought to kill Him." Now what John is showing is that the opportunity for Jesus is narrowing. He can't just publicly go anywhere because people are trying to put out His life. "Now the Feast -- the Jews' Feast of Tabernacle was at hand."

Something about the Feast of Tabernacle so we can skip down to a very important verse; every year the people of Israel were commanded to go on their property somewhere or in town and build shelters, little lean-tos, booths. You could use willowed trees or branches from any trees you want or any kind of temporary shelter, you and your family would leave your home and sleep and live out on that temporary booth for a whole week, seven days once a year.

And parents every year went, oh, we have to do that again and every kid went, alright, we're going camping this week, they loved it, they loved it, it was a great family thing and it was to commemorate that while there forefathers were in the desert for 40 years, God took care of them, fed them with manna from heaven or water out of the rock.

So for seven days in the temple something was happening. The priest would have a procession. They took a golden pitcher and they would walk down to the Pool of Siloam in the lower city, filled it with water, take the golden pitcher up to the temple mount and where the Altar of Sacrifice was they pour water on the floor of the temple at the base of the altar. As they poured water commemorating water coming out of the rock in the Old Testament, God taking care of them. The priest the choir would sing, Isaiah chapter 12, here's the lyrics. "For with joy, you will draw waters from the wells of salvation."

They did that every single day for seven days. After the seven days, there was one more added day called The Eighth Day of the Feast or The Last Great Gay of the Feast. And that takes us down to verse 37. "On the last day, that great day of the Feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying, "If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in me as the scripture has said out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.""

Okay, remember I said, "The Eighth Day is the last day of the Feast," because this is when they march around the altar seven times and two times they got water in the golden pitcher, Pool of Siloam, dumped it out, dumped it out again as they dumped it out three trumpet blasts, the people would shout, the choir would sing, "With joy you will draw water from the well of salvation."

And I believe it was then at that climatic, moment when they were celebrating water coming out of the rock, God satisfying the thirst of our fathers. Notice verse 37, on the last day that great day of the Feast, Jesus stood and what? He cried out. Don't picture Jesus in a temple saying, "Excuse me! I have something to say." He shouted because there was a huge crowd on the court of the Gentiles, "If anyone is thirsty --" woe, they all look, "Let him come to me and drink." Whereas the scripture has said out of His belly, innermost being will flow rivers of living water. John says this he spoke about the Holy Spirit who is not yet given.

Jesus is pointing to himself as the one who quenches the thirst of that nation and of all mankind, an unmistakable proclamation.

Go down to chapter 12, I want you to look at a key verse, because John throughout his narrative is showing that the window of opportunity is closing and here we see the close of Jesus' Public ministry because of national and belief. Chapter 12, verse 37, "But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him. That the Word of Isaiah, the Prophet might be fulfilled which He spoke, Lord, who has believed our report?"

"And to whom is the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe because Isaiah said again, He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts so that they should or less they should see with their eyes and less they should understand with their hearts in turn, so that I should heal them." So that, that public ministry of Jesus essentially ends here at the end of chapter 12.

Now chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16 is all private stuff; this now is the instruction of the Son of God and it's only with His apostles. The scene is Passover; they're in an upper room, they're celebrating before Jesus' death the last meal together, what we call The Last Supper. No crowd, wonderful intimate meal. The disciples were there. Verse 1, "Now before the Feast of Passover when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father having loved His own who are in the world, He loved them to the end."

"And supper being ended the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hand and that He had come from God and was going to God." Don't you get this sense that John is portraying Jesus as absolutely in control, He knows who He His, knows where He has come from, He's pre-incarnate, He's the word-made flesh, God and human flesh, He knows the plan of God for the cross, He knows where He's going to be glorified, knows it all.

"He rose from supper [verse 4] laid aside His garments took a towel and girded Himself [or tied it around Himself] and after that He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and wiped them with a towel with which He was girded." This was a special night. Beginning here and lasting all the way to the end of chapter 1, notice in your Bible if you have a red-letter edition, the letters are mostly red, this is Jesus talking.

This is a time of intense discipleship. Jesus knows where He'd going and He knows He'll be leaving them soon, they don't know it. They're a little bit scared and shaken at this point because in chapter 14, He'll have to say, "Let not your hearts be troubled. Don't be afraid, you believe in God, believe also in Me."

So this intimate discipleship before Jesus leaves and He begins by washing their feet. Now this is more than Jesus being a good example. This is more than just a nice intimate little meal and Jesus performing some wonderful sweet thing that He wants them to practice every time they have a church service together to have a foot washing ceremony, that's not what this is about. What Jesus is doing in essence is acting out His entire ministry in parable form, think about it. Go back to verse 4, "He rose from supper", now He's already done this in a greater way when He came from heaven to this earth, He, He rose up to do the Father's bidding, coming from heaven, pouring themselves out and coming to the earth, from a place of glory.

Next He laid aside his garments, think of what Paul says in Philippians 2, "Jesus who was in the form of God did not think that robbery to be equal to God, but He laid aside His garments so as to speak. He poured Himself out; He emptied Himself and became a man.

Now notice the next phrase, "He took a towel and girded Himself, He put it around Him and essentially He has done this. He has wrapped HSis divinity in a cloak of humanity, God in human flesh, notice the next phrase, He poured water into a basin to wash the disciples' feet. In a few hours He will be pouring out His blood to wash the sins of all who will believe in Him. Notice the last one, and dried them with His towel.

Jesus started to wash the feet; He completed it by drying the disciples' feet. Whatever Jesus starts He finishes, He completes. He who has begun a good work in you will continue to perform it, Paul said, Philippians 1 until the day of Christ.

So think of it this way. Jesus cleans all the fishes He catches. He's caught you and He's apprehended you and He's saved you and He's not going to leave you and say, oh, you're, you're sort of a hopeless case. I'm going to move on the next person. He's committed to working in you and drying you with a towel.

Chapter 17 is the fifth section of this book. This is the inner session of the Son of God, this whole chapter. All 632 words in red are Jesus' prayer to the Father.

Now here's why this is important, I wrote a whole book on this chapter, called "When God Prays." Jesus knew He had a limited amount of time to be on this earth. So first of all He got His disciples together and passed on some very important principles He wanted them to know for four chapters.

Then He prays in chapter 17, and you might ask, when a person knows he's about to die and he's in contact with the Father, God the Father, what things were on Jesus' heart? What were the most important things in prioritizing His prayer life knowing He was about to go to the cross, because those are the very things Jesus prays for, the Glory of God, the future of the disciples, the unity of the church etcetera, several things Jesus prays for knowing that His time is limited, so this is the longest prayer.

Jesus spoke these words; by the way this is the real Lord's Prayer. You know we say, say the Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, it's not the Lord's Prayer, it's the disciple's prayer. That's the prayer Jesus told the disciples to pray. This is the Lord's own prayer to His father; this is the real Lord's Prayer. I read a story that John Knox who was the Scottish reformer.

On his death bed asked his wife to read John 17 to him, and as he passed from earth into heaven he listened to the words of Jesus' prayer, very, very beautiful prayer. Jesus prayed it out loud obviously because John was able to hear it and write it down. Jesus spoke these words lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come glorify your son that your son also may glorify you."

Now know something about Jesus. It's a long prayer, the longest recorded prayer. This isn't the first time Jesus prayed. Altogether in all four Gospels 19 times the four Gospels pointed the fact that Jesus prayed. One time He spent all night in prayer to God. On another occasion He got up very early before the day and He prayed the day in, before He chose His disciples and there were several occasions that point to Jesus' praying.

Now here's the point I would like to make. I think it's pretty obvious. If Jesus Christ who is God but also in human flesh, He had two natures, right. He was theanthropic, thaous and anthropos, God and man, but but even still if He felt the necessity to depend on the Father in prayer for so much of His earthly life. Where does that leave us? How could we ever think, well, I just shoot up a quick one on the way to work? You see what I'm saying.

I'm not trying to bring condemnations, saying you got to pray for hour's everyday. But would you agree that your prayer life is an area that could be enhanced? I think we all could say that, I say that, I want that, and I often think if Jesus Christ who is theanthropic, depended on His Father that much, me, I'm only anthropic, right, I'm just a man, you're just a man, you're just a woman or a man. We need to be depending on Him all the time. Jesus lived a life of dependence upon His Father.

Let's go to the next section, chapters 18 and 19, this is the Execution of the Son of God, chapter 18 and 19 includes these key events, the Garden of Gethsemane and the arrest; being taken to examination, examined before two high priests that year, Caiaphas and Annas, and then Pontius Pilate, the roman procurator.

Look at chapter 18 verse 1, "When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples, over the Brook Kidron." John puts that in there, he wants you to know that when Jesus left He crossed this brook, and I'll tell you why in a minute. "Where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered." Now the Kidron Valley played a very important part in Jewish history. When King David was rejected by the nation of Israel, the Bible says, in Samuel, "He crossed over the Kidron Brook, and went up the Mount of Olives," which is where the Garden of Gethsemane is located.

So Jesus rejected by the nation crosses over the Kidron, the son of David, following the same thing, rejected by the nation. David was also betrayed by one of his sons Absalom fled over the Kidron. Also one of David's trusted men Ahithophel later on committed suicide, later on Judas, the one who betrayed Jesus will commit suicide. I think what John is showing is the parallel between the son of David and his ancestor King David, rejected by the nation crossing over that same part of land, something else, because it was Passover.

There was a drain from the temple on the temple mount, where the lambs were slaughtered, there was a conduit where the blood and water that was washed went into the stone conduit, and emptied out into the Kidron Brook. There was a little river flowing 2000 years ago; which would mean, when Jesus crossed over the Brook Kidron, there must have been a bridge to cross it. That the Brook Kidron, was flowing with blood of lambs being sacrificed to Passover for the sins of the nation, and here is the significant part, the lamb of God, crossing over the area that is so visible, a sign of atonement for the nation.

Verse 4, "Jesus therefore knowing all things that would upon Him, went forward and said to them, [this is now, Jesus, who has crossed over, He is in the Garden of Gethsemane, and He says to the soldiers who come], whom are you seeking?" And they answered, "Jesus of Nazareth", and Jesus said to them, "I am He." Now if you have New King James, is He italicized in your Bible? Okay, when it's italicized, it means, it's not in the original. "We are looking for Jesus of Nazareth", "I am, I am." In Greek, 'ego eimi', the Septuagint translation for the Old Testament, "I am that I am". "Who are you seeking?" Jesus, "I am" notice what He says in the next verse. Now when He said to them, "I am", they drew back and fell to the ground. "Woe!"

Verse 10, "Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest servant and cut off his right ear. Thank you, Peter, very little, his servant's name was Malchus." So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath, shall I not drink the cup which my father has given me." Listen, Peter was a good fisherman, he was not a good swordsman, he wasn't aiming for his ear, he was trying to cut off his head, and he missed. It's not like, watch this, aim for the ear, he just was hacking, he was a great fisherman, leave it at that Peter, he cut off his ear.

Now here's what I think is happening, Peter is hurting inside, and Peter is reacting. Inside Peter, at one time was this belief, because he said, "Jesus, even though everybody else forsakes you, I will never forsake you, right, I will follow you to death." So here's Peter trying to prove that he can do -- I am going to stand up and defend God. Well, how many times do we do that? We think, we've got to defend God, "Give me a sword, let me cut some people up, because I have got to defend God."

Well, chapter goes on, He's arrested, He's brought to trial before the high priest, Annas, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate in verse 38, who has Jesus standing in front of him says, "I find no fault in him", and so in chapter 19 verse 1, Pilate took Jesus and scourged him, keep in mind what that means, scourge is to whip a person.

A person was tied to a post in those days, a Roman pillar, his arms were around it, so his back was tot, like real, real stretched, the skin was stretched, the flagellum was whipped with a wooden handle, leather strips, pieces of glass, lead, and bone tied into it, so that when the whip hit the back, it grabbed, and then it was pulled, and the flesh was lacerated, in some of the old accounts say a person would get lacerated into the deep subcutaneous tissue. And some Roman beatings were so bad, that it would even expose the organs.

This is the whipping that Jesus took by His stripes were healed, and the soldiers -- verse 2, "twisted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe, and they said, "Hail, King of the Jews," and they struck Him with their hands."

Soldiers would play a lot of different games with criminals, they were bored. Nobody wanted the duty of watching a criminal. And a Roman soldier who watched criminals was a very hardened individual. One of the games they played was called the Hot Hand, they blind-fold a prisoner and one of the soldiers would slug in the face. You know when somebody slugs in the face when you are in a fight, you can, you can watch and flow with it, when you're blind-folded, you can't adapt; it's a cold cock.

And so the criminal would be hit, and the soldiers would make the criminal guess which one of the soldiers point which direction, of who hit him. He didn't get a right to hit him harder and harder. These are the games they are playing with Jesus.

Verse 25, "there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved, standing by." He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son." And He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother." And from that hour, the disciple took her into his own home. This is amazing to me. Something I know about suffering and watching people who suffer.

When a person is suffering, either the loss, by death, or deep physical pain, suffering is very all consuming, very absorbing. People usually remark about themselves, and how I feel, and this is the pain I am experiencing, seldom will a person in deep pain, when pain is that consuming, think about anybody else. They can't think about anything else. So for Jesus in that kind of state to be thinking about His mother's future is the act of great compassion.

Now we don't know for sure, but we do know, according to tradition, John took Mary home. The best tradition says that she lived another 11 years, died in Jerusalem, at about age 59, that's the best tradition. Some tradition say, it's called the assumption of Mary that she ascended up into heaven, let me just say, that's quite an assumption to make; there's no historical documentation of it. It's simply passed on by a very poorly subscribed tradition.

Now verse 7 is the last part, it's the resurrection of the Son of God, chapter 20 and 21. You know about this, let me take you down to chapter 20, verse 30, notice what it says, and truly Jesus, did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book, but these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you might have life in His name.

Chapter 21, it is one of the coolest chapters. The disciples go to Galilee, Peter decides to go back to what he knows, fishing. Disciples follow suite. Jesus comes up, stands on the shore, they don't recognize Him, calls out, "Hey children! Do you have any fish, have any food?" and they go, "No." So it goes, "Hey! Throw your net on the other side of the lake," which, sort of, sounded familiar to them, like three years before, somebody else did that.

Luke chapter 5, it happened to be Jesus, when he called them to be fishers of men. As soon as they throw their net on the other side of the lake, the nets almost break; they catch 153, he says, fish in that net, and bring the net in.

The difference between fruitlessness and fruitfulness is that long. It's about how wide the boat -- that wide. They are fishing on this side, they catch nothing, they throw their nets on this side, and because the service is now directed by Jesus, it's fruitful. They fished on, they caught nothing. Now Jesus just says, "Do it this way." Boom! Peter goes, "That's got to be the Lord." Peter throws off his robe, he has nothing underneath, text says that, he jumps in the lake.

Now he plunges into the sea, he had removed his garment, plunged into the sea, and then the rest of this story pretty much is the reinstatement of Peter. Three times, Jesus says, "Peter, do you love Me?" Peter says, "Yes Lord, I love You." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." "Peter, do you love Me?" "Yes Lord, You know that I love You." "Tend my sheep." "Peter, do you love Me?" "Yes Lord, You know that I love You." "Feed my sheep." People say, "Why three times?" Jesus was denied by Peter three times. Jesus gave Peter the opportunity three times to affirm his love for Him. "Peter, do you love Me?"

Verse 15, "Simon, Son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" And he said, "Yes Lord, you know that I love You" and He said, "Feed my lambs." Notice that He didn't say, "Peter, do you obey Me? Or Peter, do you believe in Me? Or Peter, do you believe this doctrine?"

Jesus wanted to know one thing only that was more important than anything and that's the relationship that we have. Do you love Me? Because Jesus knows if you love Him, faith works and everything else will follow. It will all follow, the love that you have for Him. What do you think He meant when He said, "Do you love Me more than these?" It could mean you love me more than these other apostles? He's sort of putting him on the spot if he did that because at one time, he basically said, "You know, I love You more than these other guys; they are all going to forsake You but I will die with You."

"Peter, do you really love Me more than these?" Ooh well, "I do love You." Or it could mean, "Peter, do you love Me more than these fish? Do you love Me more than your own occupation, everything you lived for, everything you have loved? Are you willing to leave this like you once did and become a fisher of man? Do you love Me more than these?" We don't know; it could mean either or it could mean both. And Peter turning around saw the disciple whom Jesus loved, that would be John, who leaned on His breast, and he said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?" Peter seeing him said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said, "If I will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!"

I'll take you down to verse 25 and we'll end. There are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one-by-one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen!

Now that last statement could be exaggeration, uses a literary device or could be literal because think of it, think of all of the people that have ever been changed and touched their own testimonies, their own fruit, their own experiences with Jesus Christ for the last 2000 years around the world; their books are still being written and thousands and millions could be written that haven't been written.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, is God a human flesh and still changes lives.

Heavenly Father! We thank You for this fourth testimony, this study portrait of this Son of God who is God, The Son.

Well, we think of our own lives, our own testimonies, how the word made flesh has changed us and how we have come to believe, and the peace that we have inside because of it and the priorities that are now in our lives because of it. Lord, some of us maybe, just maybe have gone back to our own form of fishing, our own occupations. Well, I don't know if any of this Bible stuff is really all that true, so just in case, it's not, I am going to drive my satisfaction from this relationship or this experience or these people or this thing or this home or this endeavor.

And maybe the Lord is saying, "Do you love Me more than these? Are you willing to give up anything I ask you to give up and follow Me and My will for your life? Because Lord, You said that if we lose our life we are going to find it.

We thank You for the life that's in Christ. Thank You for the exciting book, the Gospel of John and thank You moreover for the great work of the Holy Spirit done in every heart of those who love You tonight.

In Jesus' name, Amen!

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6/18/2008
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Destination: Ezekiel 1-48
Ezekiel 1-48
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In our thirty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the book of Ezekiel. We will witness prophecies we've seen in past books being fulfilled as we see Jerusalem at the time of the Second Babylonian Deportation. As Ezekiel the Priest is deported alongside his people, we see God continue to offer promises of restoration through him, bringing the people a sense of hope in spite of their current tribulations. The key chapters to review are Ezekiel 1-3, 7, 33-34, and 38-39.
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6/25/2008
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Destination: Daniel 1-6
Daniel 1-6
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Flight thirty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on a tour of Daniel 1-6. In these chapters, we will see the first of the deportations of the Israelites to Babylon, and witness both the prophetic history of the book, as well as the four prophetic visions of Daniel. Ultimately, the powerful stories in Daniel reveal a man of God; unwilling to compromise and full of faith. The key chapters to review are Daniel 1-2.
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7/2/2008
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Destination: Daniel 7-12
Daniel 7-12
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Our thirty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through the second part of Daniel. As we look at chapters 7-12, we will see the four prophetic visions of Daniel, and observe how his faith in God's fulfillment of prophecies led him to fervent prayer for the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Daniel 9-12.
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7/9/2008
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Destination: Hosea 1-14
Hosea 1-14
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our thirty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the entire book of Hosea, a man called to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam. As Hosea addresses the sins of the nation, we will see how God used the graphic parallel between his adulterous wife and the unfaithfulness of Israel. The key chapters to review are Hosea 1-4, 6, 9, and 11.
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7/16/2008
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Destination: Joel; Amos; Obadiah
Joel 1-3; Amos 1-9; Obadiah
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Get ready for flight forty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us soaring over Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. In these three books, we take a look at the strong warnings that God gives His people against greed, injustice, false worship, and self-righteousness. We'll see God's use of these ordinary men to give extraordinary messages; we'll witness His patience, and at the end, we'll see how He stands ready to forgive and restore all who turn away from their sin. The key chapters to review are Joel 1-3, Amos 1, 3 and 7, and Obadiah 1.
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7/23/2008
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Destination: Jonah 1-4
Jonah 1-4
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Our forty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us to the well known book of Jonah. In this book, we will see what God can do in the life of a prophet, even one who is blatantly disobedient. Despite Jonah's defiance, God strongly redirects his path and brings him to repentance through a very unique situation. By the end of the book, we will see Jonah right back where he started and bringing God glory by doing exactly what He had originally asked of him. The key chapters to review are Jonah 1-4.
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8/6/2008
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Destination: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our forty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, three prophets used by God to criticize, comfort, and encourage the people of Judah. Through these prophets, God's people confess their sins and are confident in the salvation of God's mighty acts. The key chapters to review are Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3, and Habakkuk 1-3.
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8/13/2008
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Destination: Zephaniah & Haggai
Zephaniah; Haggai
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Prepare yourself for our forty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This flight will take us soaring over the entirety of both Zephaniah and Haggai. The two books cover five chapters which speak of the coming Day of the Lord, His wrath upon Judah and her neighbors, and an encouragement after their return from exile to rejoice and rebuild the Temple. The key chapters to review are Zephaniah 1-3 and Haggai 1-2.
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8/20/2008
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Destination: Zechariah and Malachi
Zechariah; Malachi
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We are about to take our forty-forth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, journeying over the final two books of the Old Testament. In ending the Minor Prophets, we'll first look at the expanded message of rebuilding the temple as Zechariah encourages the people to look to the future reign of the Messiah. We will then speed forward 100 years after the temple was rebuilt to the book of Malachi, where God's chosen people had once again slid back into their sinful practices. After 400 years of prophetic silence, Malachi brings a message of exhortation to the people who had resettled in Jerusalem. The key chapters to review are Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi 1-4.
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9/3/2008
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Destination: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Matthew, Mark; Luke
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Get your travel planner out for our opening tour of the New Testament and flight forty-five of the Bible from 30,000 Feet! This flight will take us on a sky-high tour over the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These three synoptic gospels give us our first glimpses of Jesus' life and death here on earth. We'll see the service, sermons, sacrifices, and sovereignty of our King as we witness the fulfillment of many of the Old Testament prophecies we have previously studied. The key chapters to review are Matthew 1-5 and 17, Mark, and Luke.
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9/17/2008
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Destination: Acts
Acts
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On our forty-seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give a tour of the entire book of Acts. Acts is the history of how Christianity was founded and organized and solved its problems. The gospel writer Luke tells the story of how the community of believers began by faith in the risen Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the promised Counselor and Guide, who enabled them to witness, to love, and to serve.
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9/24/2008
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Destination: Romans
Romans
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We are about to take our forty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Join us as we soar over the entire book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This letter primarily focuses on the basic gospel message along with God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike. In our broad overview, we'll take a look at Paul's strong emphasis of Christian doctrine and his concern for Israel. The key chapters to review are 1, 3, 4, and 9-11.
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10/8/2008
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Destination: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! As we look at 1 Corinthians, we'll see Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. His letters to the influential church confront their "religious" and arrogant mindsets and defend his ability to be an apostle of Christ. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the turnaround and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 1 Corinthians 2-3 & 12-13.
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10/15/2008
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Destination: 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
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Our fiftieth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us on a flight over the second of Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. Between 1 & 2 Corinthians, the congregation was influenced by false teachers who spread opposition to Paul. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the repentance of the people to God and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 2 Corinthians 4 & 12.
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10/22/2008
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Destination: Galatians
Galatians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of Galatians, a clear letter to the church in Galatia about the importance of remembering grace through faith and not the law. Paul's forceful letter addresses issues of legalism in the church and the false gospel of works. The key chapters to review are Galatians 1-6.
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11/5/2008
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Destination: Ephesians
Ephesians
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Who are we in Christ? Grab your travel planner for flight fifty-two as we look at the book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, Paul explains how we are the bride of Christ, a temple, and a soldier for the gospel. The unity that Paul emphasizes is described as a body working together for a common goal. The key chapters to review are Ephesians 1-6.
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11/19/2008
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Destination: Philippians
Philippians
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In our fifty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us through the book of Philippians, another of Paul's letters to the church. Referred to as "the epistle of joy," the message contained in these pages is one of long suffering and joy in the midst of Paul's time in prison. Despite his trials, we will see Paul rejoice over the church in Philippi and encourage them in unity, humility, and prayer. The key chapters to review are Philippians 1-4.
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1/7/2009
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Destination: Colossians
Colossians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-fourth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! On this flight, we will take a look at the young church in Colosse, and how they became the target of a heretical attack. The main theme in the book of Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ as contrasted with the emptiness of mere human philosophy. The key chapters to review are Colossians 1-4.
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1/14/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1-5;2 Thessalonians 1-3:18
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In our fifty-fifth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Both books are written as an encouragement to the church in Thessalonica, exhorting them in the word, warning them against pagan immorality, and urging them to remain steadfast in the truth of the Lord. The key chapters to review are 1 Thessalonians 1-5 and 2 Thessalonians 1-3.
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1/21/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Timothy
1 Timothy 1-6;2 Timothy 1-4:22
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Join us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Timothy as we take our fifty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. These loving letters to Timothy, a young pastor in Ephesus, reveal Paul's true love for his brother in Christ and desire to encourage him in the Word and warn against false teachings. In these letters, Paul exhorts Timothy to stand strong and "preach the word" (2 Timothy 4:2). The key chapters to review are 1 Timothy 1-6 and 2 Timothy 1-4.
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1/28/2009
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Destination: Titus and Philemon
Titus 1-3:15;Philemon 1:1-25
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Get your travel planner out for flight fifty-seven of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the books of Titus and Philemon. While the letter to Titus focuses on the importance of sound doctrine and the elements of the church order, Philemon takes a more personal approach and speaks on the application of the great principles of Christian brotherhood to social life. The key chapters to review are Titus 1-3 and Philemon 1.
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2/4/2009
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Destination: Hebrews
Hebrews
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In our fifty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the book of Hebrews. Although the author of the book is not fully known, this well written letter reveals a man with a great desire to encourage Jewish believers to continue in the grace of Jesus Christ, instead of trying to escape persecution by bowing to the rites and rituals of Judaism. The key chapters to review are Hebrews 1-2, 6, 11, and 13.
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2/11/2009
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Destination: James
James
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Our fifty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the distinctive book of James. Although grace through faith in the cross was vital for Jewish believer to understand, James addresses the issue of faith without a consistent lifestyle. This epistle adamantly declares that, "Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also." (James 2:26) The key chapters to review are James 1-5.
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2/18/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Peter
1 Peter 1-5; 2 Peter 1-3
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us on a tour of the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Peter's first letter to the church exhorts Christians to remain steadfast in their faith when under persecution, and his second letter tackles the issue of false teachers and a need for discernment against the spreading apostasy. Both books contain a level of warmth in Peter's expressions, making them a great source of encouragement. The key chapters to review are 1 Peter 1-5 and 2 Peter 1-3.
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2/25/2009
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Destination: 1 John
1 John
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In our sixty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the book of 1 John. John writes to define and defend the nature of the person of Christ against heretical teachings affecting the early church. As John addresses the heretical teachings of the time, he also addresses the preeminence of God's love for us, and our duty to love others in return. The key chapters to review are 1 John 1-5.
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3/25/2009
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Destination: 2, 3 John and Jude
2 John, 3 John; Jude
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Flight sixty-two over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will give a sky high view over three small but concise books, 2 & 3 John and Jude. While all three books have a different primary focus, all are written with the purpose to encourage the church to keep a strong biblical foundation. This study will take us through the importance of biblical discernment, the need to be in fellowship with other believers, as well as the vital need to keep strong in the faith. The key chapters to review are 2 & 3 John, and Jude.
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4/1/2009
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Destination: Revelation 1-11
Revelation 1-11
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With only two more flights to go, we welcome you to get your travel planner ready for the first half of the book of Revelation and flight sixty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Considered to be one of the most powerful books in Scripture, Revelation is a direct vision from God, to John, which he was asked to record for future generations. Revelation 1:19, "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later." As the final warning to the world of the tribulation to come, it also serves as a source of hope for the Church. The key chapters to review are 1-4, 7, and 11.
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4/8/2009
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Destination: Revelation 12-22
Revelation 12-22
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Flight sixty-four brings us to the end of the scriptures and the second and final part of the book of Revelation. Chapters 12-22 lead us into some of the most thrilling text in the entire Bible, giving us a glimpse into the seven bowl judgments, the Beast, and the future tribulation, but also bringing us great hope for God's Church. The key chapters to review are Revelation 12-14, 18, and 20-22.
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Bible from 30k Final Q&A
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We have landed our flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. As we touch down and head to pick up the final baggage from our 65 flight series, our last sky-high view of the scriptures will includes this final Q&A Celebration. Pastor Skip and others answer questions from the last year, as well as on the spot questions from the audience.

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