Category Archives: John

A Dying Devotion

She didn’t have to call Him that. Didn’t have to refer to Him with that title. In fact, if she had decided to refer to Him in some other way — like just Jesus, or the carpenter’s son, or the … Continue reading

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From Cloths to Cloths

Hovering over the last few verses of John 19 this morning, and one word jumps off the page. A word that is commonly heard at this time of year in the re-telling of the birth of a Child. But this … Continue reading

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No King but Jesus

When all was said and done, it came down to who was king. There was a lot about Jesus that Pilate didn’t get. A king over a kingdom not of this world? Huh? Fulfilling a destiny to bear witness to … Continue reading

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Tell Me About Your Disciples

You sneaky high priest! They’ve pulled the trigger. Operation “Destroy Jesus” has begun. Phase I, arrest in the garden, complete. Now, for the trial. But, what were the charges again? What’s He done wrong? Oh, don’t worry about that, we’ll … Continue reading

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Being Kept, Being Sanctified

Soon they would be soloing. Their three-year apprenticeship would give way to their life’s calling. But the world had changed a lot over the three years since they first met Jesus. Actually, it wasn’t the world that had changed, it … Continue reading

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On Earth as In Heaven

Mone. It seems the Greek word is only used twice in the Bible. Both times used by John in his gospel. Both times used in John 14. Once to speak of a heavenly anticipation. Once to speak of an earthly … Continue reading

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Not An Orphan

Sometimes, you just need a fallback position. When everything around you seems like shifting sand, when nothing seems predictable, when you find yourself waiting for another shoe to drop (and realizing that whoever’s wearing those shoes has way more than … Continue reading

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One Thing I Do Know

We’ve been stretching our brains considering the incommunicable attributes of God during our mid-week study. Incommunicable — 14 letters, 6 syllables — and that’s but one of the big words we’ve added to our vocabulary. Another is God’s incomprehensibility — … Continue reading

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Final Four

Finishing my reading plan for the year always comes with a sense of satisfaction. Maybe this year more than some others because it was been one of the few consistent things about 2020. So much turmoil, uncertainty, and disappointment in … Continue reading

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Behold the Son

It was not a silent night, but a chaotic morning. The shouts that echoed in her head were not those of angels declaring, “Glory to God on high”, instead they were the voices of an angry mob shouting, “Crucify Him!” … Continue reading

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