John

Chapter Thirteen Revelations Of The Future

Introduction Mark 13 should be read and studied carefully in connection with Matthew 24 and Luke 21. All three chapters give us a report of our Lord’s Olivet discourse, in which He traced prophetically the conditions that were to prevail in Palestine and among the Gentile nations after His rejection and resurrection. His prophecies included the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus and—going on to the climax—the second coming of the Son of man and the establishment of the kingdom of ...

Chapter Twelve Lessons Of The Servant

Parable of the Vineyard (Mark 12:1-12) This parable portrayed in a very vivid and graphic manner God’s ways with Israel and their response and ingratitude throughout the past centuries. In the rejection and death of the heir we see the consummation of our Lord’s ministry, to be followed by His glorious resurrection. “The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel” (Isaiah 5:7). Settled by God in the land of Canaan, the Israelites had been cared for in a marvelous way....

Chapter Eleven The Servant In Jerusalem

The Triumphal Entry (Mark 11:1-11) It is interesting and profitable to observe how the various outstanding events in our Lord’s life were exactly predicted by prophets—divinely inspired men of God (2 Peter 1:21)—who lived hundreds of years before their words began to be fulfilled. Zechariah was one of the postexilic prophets who spoke of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that would follow (1 Peter 1:11; 5:1). In Zechariah 9:9 we see a graphic portrayal of Israel’s rightful Ki...

Chapter Ten The Path Of Discipleship Part Two

Jesus Answers Question on Divorce (Mark 10:1-12) Passing down through Perea on the east of the Jordan, Jesus and His disciples came to the ford of Bethabara and crossed over into Judea. They were on the way to Jerusalem, where Christ was to fulfill His mission by dying as the great sin offering on a cross of shame. Although Jesus had been absent from Judea for some time, His fame preceded Him. Multitudes of the people resorted to Him. They were ready to hear what He had to say and accordi...

Chapter Nine The Path Of Discipleship Part One

The Transfiguration (Mark 9:1-8) In Mark 9:1-8 we have a fore view of the glory to be revealed at the second coming of the Lord Jesus. The first verse contains what must have been to the disciples a very startling declaration. Jesus said that among those standing with Him were some who would not die until they actually had seen the kingdom of God coming in power and great glory. His words were fulfilled a week later. The apostle Peter referred to this event—the transfiguration—when he...

Address 65 The Burial of the King

John 19:31-42 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: but one of the soldiers with a spear pierc...

Address 64 The Finished Work of Christ

John 19:17-30 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Th...

Address 52 The Mission of the Comforter

John 16:1-16 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I...

Address 63 Pilate Before Christ

John 19:1-16 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! W...

Address 50 Abiding in Love

John 15:9-17 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye...
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