Category Archives: Gospel of John Commentary

God’s “Dear John” Love Letter Conclusion, John 21:24-25

How could you explain your relationship with Him if you carried with you your complete daily journal for Him to read?





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Focus Our Faith on Christ, not Others, John 21:20-23

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?





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Faith & Love Empower our Call to Follow, John 21:15-19

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?





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Final Fellowship Feast, John 21:1-14

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?





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Purpose of the Gospel, John 20:30-31

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.





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An Exception in or Exceptional Faith? John 20:24-29

What is the status of your faith this day? Still waiting or growing daily? Which would you prefer?





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Living in Fear or by Faith, John 20:19-23

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?





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Mourn our Loss, Find our Lord, John 20:11-18

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?





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Curiosity, Courage, or Courtesy, John 20:1-10

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.





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Fear or Faith Motivates, John 19:38-42

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?





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Death Reveals Eternal Life, John 19:31-37

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?





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Final Words, a Family Matter, John 19:25-30

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?





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Crucified by a few, Dies for all! John 19:16-24

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!





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Our Choice: Who is the King in our life? John 19:1-16

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”?





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Wrong Goals, Wrong Choices, John 18:18b-40

According to God’s Word a victorious life there are no losers, except those who choose to lose by their own choices.





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Seeking Truth v Recognizing Truth, John 18:28-38

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?





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Self-Righteous Arrogance, John 18:19-24

Just because God’s Word reveals that our actions and attitudes may be wrongly founded does not make it wrong.





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Faltering Faith Reveals Our Need, John 18:15-18, 25-27

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.





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The Great “I Am” can be found by all, John 18:1-14

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.





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Oneness Reveals Rightness, John 17:20-26

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?





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Secure in His Word and by His Name, John 17:6-19

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.





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Know God, Know Life, John 17:1-5

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.





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Faith Conquers Fear, John 16:25-33

…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.





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The Power and Authority of His Name, John 16:16-24

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.





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Counselor, Comforter, and Convictor, John 16:5-15

It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you.





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