Through the Bible, August 14

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflections: Today is the regularly scheduled day to catch up on your reading for the second week of August. Please take advantage if you’ve fallen behind. Otherwise, below are some thoughts for your consideration for today from this week’s readings. Jesus knew that His …

Through the Bible, August 13

Reading: John 21 Summary: John finishes his gospel with the account of a resurrection of Jesus found only in his Gospel, which is typical. Ample space is devoted to the restoration of the broken relationship of Peter with Jesus—such a stark contrast to Judas’ failed response to his own failure. …

Through the Bible, August 12

Reading: John 19-20 Summary: The deed is finally done—in John’s record at least. The ruling religious authorities finally eliminate Jesus, or so they think, as His crucifixion is accomplished. The reality, though, is that it’s not done at all. As a matter of fact, they have only played into the …

Through the Bible, August 11

Reading: John 17-18 Summary: Jesus’ final words for the apostles from the upper room are His great prayer (17).  This is often referred to as his “High Priestly” prayer.  If any of His prayers deserve the title “Lord’s Prayer” this is the one. Next, John begins to lay out the …

Through the Bible, August 10

Reading: John 15-16 Summary: Jesus continues His time in the upper room with the apostles giving them instruction and great promises in light of His impending departure. Included in all of this are several statements regarding the coming of the Holy Spirit. Devotional Thought: Your Favorite Picture of God          …

Through the Bible, August 9

Reading: John 13-14 Summary: One of the key features in the Gospel of John is the concentration he places on Jesus’ time with the apostles in the upper room. Starting in chapter 13 and continuing through 17 the focus of attention is primarily on Jesus’ teaching these men—preparing them for …

Through the Bible, August 8

Reading: John 11-12 Summary: Among the incidents found only in John’s Gospel is the raising Lazarus from the dead. It’s remarkable that the others make no mention of this marvelous event.  One of the important points to notice is the affect this miracle had on the masses and that on …

Through the Bible, Week 2 Introduction

Week 2: Jesus’ Ministry (John 11-21) August 8-14          John gives great emphasis to the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.  Though the book contains 21 chapters, John tells of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem for the so-called “Passion Week” (the week leading up to His death) in the …

Through the Bible, August 7

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflections: Today is the regularly scheduled “Catch Up” day for the first week of August.  If needed use it to go back and cover some readings where you may have fallen behind—it happens.  Otherwise, below are some thoughts for your consideration for today from …

Through the Bible, August 6

Reading: John 9-10 Summary: When Jesus heals a man born blind it elicits a discussion regarding sin and its consequences, a question with which people struggle to this day.  Jesus also speaks to His role as the Good Shepherd.  What an encouraging and helpful picture of our Savior. Once again …