WooHoo! Two days in a row… this time.
I’m trying my best to finish reading the Bible through in 90 days. Maybe not 90 consecutive days… but 90 days none the less. Join me. Click here for more information on the ESV Bible in 90 day plan that I am doing.
There were people who were so close to understanding who Jesus actually was, but they just missed it. They missed him and he was physically WITH him. Some thought he was merely a prophet. Some thought he was a crazy man. How much more do people miss Him now when we don’t talk about him much. We don’t share the miracles in our own lives. We don’t beg them to come hear about him. Shame on us who keep him to ourselves.
The woman is ‘caught’ in adultery. She is brought to Jesus for stoning. He tells them that the sinless person should cast the first stone. They all leave. We’re all sinners.
Jesus says I am the light of the world. He is always pointing to God. Even now all things point to God. They bear witness and testify him.
If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples (ouch) Guess we should pay attention to that little nugget. A church that does not abide in the word is one you should run from.
Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them… is that you are not of God.
Jesus says, “Before Abraham, I Am.”
Jesus fulfills prophecy in his healings.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. We need to stop being sheep and look or listen for him. He and the father are 1.
Lazarus dies and is resurrected. Jesus says “I Am the Resurrection and the Life.” The plots to kill Jesus intensify.
The focus shifts to Jerusalem. Jesus has the triumphal entry. He is praised and honored. Days later he will be killed. After his glorification, the disciples remember all this that took place.
Jesus must be lifted up and killed so that God would be Glorified. Awesome. The people don’t see it.
Jesus does the unexpected and washes the disciples feet. He tells them that they must humble themselves to the place of servants and wash each other’s feet… not literally. He commands them to serve each other.
Jesus announces that one of them will betray him. Judas.
New commandment… love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples. Are we loving all?
Jesus says that he is the Way. The Truth. The Life.
Whatever we do, we should do and ask in his name. Glorify his name.
Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. If we love him, we will love others. We have to keep his commands.
And we will be persecuted for doing all this. Nonetheless, we have to keep doing it.