The Gospel of John – Recognizing the Truth

Read John 8:31-51 [Jesus said] “Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me!” – John 8:43 (NLT) Before we can recognize God’s truth, we must hear it. Studying God’s Word, praying transparently (pouring out all our fears, frustrations, and doubts as well as giving him our thanks and […]

The Gospel of John – Obedience Matters

Read John 8:21-30 [Jesus said] “I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me. And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.” – John 8:28b-29 (NLT) Obedience matters. It mattered to Jesus—that was the only way He could […]

The Gospel of John – Come to the Light

Read John 8:12-20 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” – John 8:12 (NLT) Since the Fall, the natural spiritual state of the world is […]

The Gospel of John – Grace

Read John 8:1-11 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”“No, Lord,” she said.And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” – John 8:10-11 (NLT) Once again the amazing grace of God is on full display. When the Pharisees […]

The Gospel of John – Speak Up For Jesus

Read John 7:45-52 Then Nicodemus, the leader who had met with Jesus earlier, spoke up. “Is it legal to convict a man before he is given a hearing?” he asked. – John 7:50-51 (NLT) Sometimes it’s hard not to go along with the crowd, but that’s what Nicodemus did. When his colleagues in leadership were […]

The Gospel of John – Thirsty for God

Read John 7:37-44 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” – John 7:37-38 (NLT) What is […]

The Gospel of John – Recognizing God’s Truth

Read John 7:25-36 While Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he called out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I come from. But I’m not here on my own. The one who sent me is true, and you don’t know him.” – John 7:28 (NLT) Growing up, Jesus seemed like an ordinary Jewish […]

The Gospel of John – Honoring the Sabbath

Read John 7:19-24 “For if the correct time for circumcising your son falls on the Sabbath, you go ahead and do it so as not to break the law of Moses. So why should you be angry with me for healing a man on the Sabbath? Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.” […]

The Gospel of John – Let the Gospel Flow

Read John 7:10-18 So Jesus told them, “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me.” – John 7:16 (NLT) We are also called to speak not our own message, but the gospel, the good news message from God. Fear of inadequacy or rejection can lead us to suppress that message, […]

The Gospel of John – Seeing Ourselves Honestly

Read John 7:1-9 Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime. The world can’t hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil. You go on. I’m not going to this festival, because my time has not yet come.” – John […]