John

Chapter 2 The Forsaken Master

John 18:12-27 We now begin the long, agonizing walk from Gethsemane to Gabbatha. All was superlative that night they seized our Lord in the Garden. The Great Submission and Humiliation “Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound Him” (v. 12). The Savior is arrested and bound, as a criminal today is handcuffed. What shame He suffered! This would prejudice Him as already guilty. Omnipotence in bonds! Why were they able to bind Him who has all power in he...

Chapter 3 The Mock Trial

John 18:28-40 Christ before Pilate After the religious trial of Jesus, the civil trial began. “They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas to the Hall of Judgment, and it was early” (v. 28). They had bound the Lord Jesus and led Him to Annas (v. 13). Annas sent Him to Caiaphas (v. 24). Afterwards, they brought Him to the Praetorium, the governor’s official residence. The Son of God, was led as a Lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7). “Hall of Judgment?” In my Bible I have thus placed a q...

Chapter 7 The Risen Lord

John 21:1-25 Galilee, the Discipleship Center Strong associations clustered around the Sea of Galilee for Jesus and His disciples. It was while walking along its shores that he called Peter and Andrew, James and John to become fishers of men (Mark 1:16-20). In the fierce gale of wind as the waves were beating into their boat the disciples awakened Him, and they feared exceedingly to behold the Sea become perfectly calm at His: “Peace, be still!”(Mark 4:37-41). Sitting in a little boat on...

Chapter 6 The Garden Tomb

John 20:1-18 Heart of the Christian Faith If the death of Jesus is the heart of our faith, the resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of the Gospel. We read that the Lord Jesus Christ “was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4). The resurrection was the central theme in the testimony of the early church. “With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 4:33...

Chapter 5 The Crucifixion

John 19:17-30 Trek to Golgotha The heartbeat of the Gospel is at Calvary. With bowed hearts we now behold our Lord there. “And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a Skull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha” {v. 17). The Latin name for the worst of criminals was “cross bearer.” No Roman citizen could be crucified for any crime, no matter how heinous. It was such an ignominous way to die! “He became obedient unto death, even the death of the ...

Chapter 4 Behold The Man!

John 19:1-16 The Whipping Scene This chapter begins with another miscarriage of justice. “Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him” (v. 1). Pilate had said to the crowd: “I have found no cause of death in Him” (v. 1). Pilate had said to the crowd: “I have found no cause of death in Him; I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go” (Luke 23:12). This is an amazing statement of contradiction. Imagine a judge proclaiming: “He is not guilty, therefore I will have Him beaten.” Pil...

Address 42 Cleansing by Water

John 13:1-17 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his ga...

Address 31 From Blindness and Penury to Eternal Blessing

John 9:1-41 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken,...

Address 30 The Preexistent Christ

John 8:45-59 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh a...

Address 29 Is There a Personal Devil?

John 8:33-44 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that wh...
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