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John 21:20-25—The Closing Testimony of the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

At the conclusion of his Gospel, when John writes that Jesus promised him that he would never taste death, he identified himself as “that disciple whom Jesus loved.” 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; … Continue reading

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John 20:1-18—Jesus’s Resurrection

Chapter 58 * John 20:1-18—Jesus’s Resurrection Jesus made a very important statement about his resurrection when he tried to tell his disciples about the world wide breadth of his kingdom. However, their lack of knowledge about the earth’s geography made … Continue reading

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John 20:1-18 — Resurrection, the Final Act of Creation

The resurrection of this earth and of the people who live on it, will be the completion of our creation. It will be able to rest from the iniquity that has inhabited it and become the home of celestial beings. … Continue reading

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John 18:1-14—The Case Against Judas Iscariot

Jesus’s Intercessory Prayer was very much a final report to his Father. Most of it was positive as he reviewed his relationships with his trusted friends. However, there is one line in the prayer that sticks out as different from … Continue reading

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John 18 and 19 — Jesus’s Faithful Friends at His Trial and Crucifixion

John tells the story of Jesus’s arrest, trial, and crucifixion with the soberness of an eye witness and with the empathy and unique perspective of a beloved friend. The soldiers who arrested Jesus were not Romans, but were “the captain … Continue reading

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John 18:1—“A Garden, into the which He Entered”

John’s description of the events in the garden is only one sentence and tells us almost nothing at all about what happened there. 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, … Continue reading

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John 17:1-26—The Savior’s Intimate Conversation with His Fath

Jesus’s prayer as recorded in John 17 is an intensely intimate conversation with his Father. While much of its focus is about his concern for his apostles and others who will believe on him through their word, most of those … Continue reading

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