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Lent Bible Study

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet- John 13:1-17

John begins today’s passage by saying that it was just before the Passover Feast and Jesus knew that his time had come to leave this world and return to his Father. Notice, that Jesus knew? Jesus was always a willing participant In God’s plan for him. John says that Jesus loved his disciples during his … Continue reading »

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Jesus Predicts His Death and the Jewish Unbelief Continues- John 12:20-50

Right after the Triumphal Entry, there were some Greeks who were there to worship and approached the disciple Philip. They told him they wanted to meet Jesus. There were some people who were attracted to Judaism because of its monotheism as well as its morality, but they did not like its nationalism or the idea … Continue reading »

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Jesus is Anointed and the Triumphal Entry- John 12:1-19

Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrives in Bethany at the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. They were giving a dinner in his honor. Martha was cooking and serving and Mary was at Jesus’ feet. Mary always knew exactly where she was supposed to be. She takes a bottle of perfume and washes Jesus’ … Continue reading »

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The Plot to Kill Jesus- John 11:45-57

Today’s reading starts by telling us that many of the Jews who had been visiting with Mary and followed her out to Lazarus’ tomb and seen the miracle of Lazarus’ resurrection, put their faith in Jesus. Well, I guess so, I would think it would be pretty difficult to continue to doubt at this point. … Continue reading »

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Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead- John 11:1-44

Our last reading had Jesus out teaching people where John the Baptist had done his ministry. He got a message that his friend Lazarus was sick. His sisters sent word that, “The one you love is sick.” This phrase means that Jesus considered this man a close friend. I love this deeply human side of … Continue reading »

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Jesus is the Good Shepherd- John 10: 1-42

Today’s reading picks up right after the healing of the blind man, yesterday. He uses a sheep and shepherd metaphor. The concept of a shepherd in the Old Testament was a royal caretaker of God’s people. God is called the Shepherd of Israel in several places, including Psalms, Isaiah and Ezekiel. God gave great responsibility … Continue reading »

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Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind- John 9:1-41

Today, we get to see Jesus in action. As Jesus walks along, he comes across a man who was born blind. His disciples ask him if was it his sins or his parents’ sins that caused him to be blind. Jesus has a lightning fast response here. Neither. It was no one’s fault. This man … Continue reading »

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Faith that Doesn’t Run Deep Enough- John 8:31-59

Yesterday, the last verse was, “Many put their faith in him.” Apparently, although many people had made a formal profession of faith in Jesus, the rest of this chapter shows that they were not true believers. They start off by arguing the point that they have never been slaves to anyone which is quite ironic … Continue reading »

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A Woman Caught in Adultery and Many Believe- John 8:1-30

After yesterday’s showdown, Jesus goes to the Mount of Olives, but at dawn, he appears at the temple courts and is teaching the crowds. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees have hatched a plan. They interrupt his teaching and bring him a woman caught in the act of adultery. They tell him the … Continue reading »

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Jesus Speaks at the Temple- John 7:1-53

About six months later, it’s time for another feast, the Feast of the Tabernacles. Jesus’ brothers tell him he should leave Galilee and go to Judea so everyone can see all of the miracles that he performs. They tell him to get out and show the world his stuff. No one who wants to become … Continue reading »

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