Category Archives: Gospel of John Commentary
How could you explain your relationship with Him if you carried with you your complete daily journal for Him to read?
Jesus suffered and sacrificed to set the example for all of us. How quickly we forget when we are asked to do the same for the glory of the Father. What is the measure of your love?
Are you demonstrating your true love for Jesus by your dealing with others? Do you truly love as Jesus loves those who can be unlovable in your life?
Was John writing to church specific about that time to encourage and inspire them in their ongoing mission to honor the Lord as He had commanded?
Could a lie endure all this time of scrutiny and challenge? Only TRUTH withstands the test of time. It is much easier to cling to truth by faith than a lie.
What is the status of your faith this day? Still waiting or growing daily? Which would you prefer?
Would you declare that you are a Christian, or does fear and doubt still grip you and keep you from experiencing the joy of faith that lifts the fog that separates you from God’s love and grace?
Have there been times in your life when your faith has been shaken: the facts challenged your faith? Did you walk away or linger mourning the loss of faith?
Whatever your motivation, it is the response our Lord and Savior is looking for rather than the cause that stirred your decision to place your life in His care. God takes us as we are, where we are, who we are in life and takes us forward, forgetting our past.
How would you evaluate your walk with Christ in your public versus private life? Are you still influenced by your position and power or prestige to reveal your claim of faith?
Do you believe that no matter what challenges and conflict there may come in this life for us, God has a glorious purpose for each of us, if only we will believe and follow in the steps of Jesus?
Do you believe the Cross had a purpose for you, so you may share in the thirst that Jesus had to be with His Father?
Thankfully, there is more to the story that God had written into our history that would reinforce and empower the life and death of Jesus: His Resurrection and Ascension are the exclamation point of the Message from the author: God!
How different would this world had been if Pilate had stood his ground 2000 years ago, when he recognized the authority of Jesus was from God? How different is our life when we choose to recognize Christ as our King and choose to rather to crucify any other king on our life, including our “Self”?
According to God’s Word a victorious life there are no losers, except those who choose to lose by their own choices.
What does Jesus say about this? “If we know the truth, the truth will set us free!” (John 8:32) What would you give to be truly free in your life?
Just because God’s Word reveals that our actions and attitudes may be wrongly founded does not make it wrong.
Remember both Peter and John were key leaders in the development of the early church – Jesus used both for His glory! He can and will use you too, if you let Him.
Everyone who seeks Jesus, our Lord and Savior, the very Son of God sent by the Father to bring us to Him, will find Him, the Great “I AM” – but it is how we respond when we recognize Him that will establish our relationship with Him.
Do others acknowledge the rightness of your life that seems to draw others with a desire to be like you, because of who you represent?
What stops you from being the disciple – the follower of Christ that you know you have been called and enabled to be? A disciple is secure in His Word and by His name.
If you know God, you know life! But in contrast it is plain also that if you say “no” to God, you say “no” to life also.
…does this mean we will never have fears in this life? Absolutely not! However, with God as our Father and Christ on our side, our faith will always have the power to live at peace with our fears.
Those who know that joy also know the power and authority of His name in their life, and their prayer life understands the relationship they have in Christ.