The Gospel of John-“The Spirit and the World”

In our study in John’s Gospel we have been looking at Jesus’ intimate conversation with His disciples as He prepares them for life without Him. He’s spent considerable time so far teaching them of the Spirit to come and how to abide in Him; and today we’ll discover the Spirit’s role in relationship to the […]

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In our study in John’s Gospel we have been looking at Jesus’ intimate conversation with His disciples as He prepares them for life without Him. He’s spent considerable time so far teaching them of the Spirit to come and how to abide in Him; and now we see why, because persecution will follow those who […]

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The Gospel of John-“Abiding In His Love”

In John 15 Jesus speaks of an intimacy between Himself and His followers that is unparalleled elsewhere in scripture. This relationship that Jesus describes is not only for His disciples though, it is also for the church, then and now, which means the intimacy He promised them is the same intimacy promised to us if […]

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The Gospel of John-“Close and Settled Union”

In John 13 & 14, Jesus began to spell out what life would be like for disciples after His death, resurrection and ascension. The elements of relationship in what He explained were remotely vague, but in John 15, Jesus gets explicit about His relationship with His followers. Join us as unpack this allegory of Jesus […]

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The Gospel of John-What Does The Spirit Do?

What was the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Apostles? A more relevant question could be, what is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as followers of Christ? In John 14 Jesus spelled out what the Holy Spirit would do for and in the Apostles and it stands […]

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In John 14 Jesus tells His disciples that their continued love for Him is the key to their continued obedience to Him. He tells them that even though He’s going away that they won’t be alone because He’ll ask the Father to send another helper and that Helper, the Holy Spirit will be in them. […]

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The Gospel of John-Greater Works

As Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure in the upper room after Passover, He says something to them that has been manipulated and misunderstood many times over, “whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do”. Let’s get to the bottom of […]

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The Gospel of John-Trust In Me

In John 13 Jesus begins to tell His disciples that He’s going away and to a place that they cannot follow Him. For them this brings about confusion, anxiety, fear and many other emotions. Jesus tries to reassure His follows and their 3 year faith in Him and the Father. He simply asks them to […]

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The Gospel of John-A New Standard of Love

As Jesus begins His farewell address to His disciples in John 13, He tells them that He has a new commandment for them, to love one another as He has loved them. The commandment really isn’t new though, but the standard to love as Jesus had loved them was, and it was beginning to come […]

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The Gospel of John-The Betrayal

As Jesus is spending His most intimate moment with His disciples, it also becomes one of the most disheartening ones as He will be betrayed. Judas’ character and the role that he plays in the betrayal of Jesus is often questioned and wondered about. If this was all God’s plan, did He really have a […]

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