Category Archives: John

The Ladder and The Promise

Bottom line? Jacob didn’t deserve a ladder. When all was said and done, he should have been done. Extorted his brother’s birthright for some food. Deceived his father when the old man was blind and vulnerable. And, the huckster managed … Continue reading

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All In

He was leaving the world, but they weren’t. He was going back to heaven, they would have to gut it out on earth. He was returning to His Father, they would now be clearly in the crosshairs of the enemy. … Continue reading

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The Same but Different

This is the morning in my reading plan where I, perhaps, feel most as if I’m entering an inner-sanctum. John 17 truly being the place where you stand on holy ground as the Son lifts up His eyes to heaven … Continue reading

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In Plain Language

Jesus laid a lot on the disciples that last night after supper. “Let not your hearts be troubled,” He said to them (Jn. 14:1), knowing that over the next several hours troubling turns of events would pile one upon another … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Identity

It was the last thing they expected. In a journey of many unexpected turns, they didn’t see this turn coming. In three years of seeing innumerable signs and wonders performed, they could never have conceived witnessing this. With every paradigm … Continue reading

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Seeing Isn’t Necessarily Believing

After all he’d been through, you might think it was a strange question to have to respond to. “Do you believe?” Fact, he was a well known beggar in town. Fact, everybody knew he’d been blind from birth. Fact, a … Continue reading

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Faith Begets Faith

It was a faith journey. To go to Jesus, in the first place, required faith. Sure, he was desperate–his son was ill and at the point of death. But he was also a man of some standing–an official in Herod’s … Continue reading

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The Great Reveal

We read the account (John 4:1-26), and we know that it was an encounter of the divine kind. But you gotta think that, as she experienced it, the conversation seemed a little strange. That there was even a conversation happening … Continue reading

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Come Into the Light

It was kind of a bottom-line thing for John–or rather, for God, who spoke through John by the Holy Spirit. The tell-tale, spiritual indicator as to when the heart of sin, rebellion, and disbelief is at play. Pretty simple to … Continue reading

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Zeal for the House

It was a Passover to remember. I don’t think there’s any way His followers saw what was about to happen. They go up to Jerusalem with Jesus, enter the temple courts, and things pretty much look and sound like they … Continue reading

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