'Gospel of John' Tagged Posts

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In The Shadow Of The Cross | Lent Devotion

In The Shadow Of The Cross Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, April 11 They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. John 19:24 It’s a grim picture—Jesus hanging on the cross, while beneath Him, several Roman soldiers gamble for His clothing. It’s tempting to condemn the soldiers for what they were doing. It’s offensive. They shouldn’t be doing that! But from their point of view, they were only doing their jobs. They had taken…
Curious. People Of The Passion. Lent Devotion.

Curious | Lent Devotion

Curious Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 26 The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” John 18:17 She was a servant girl minding the front door. It was a busy night—the whole Sanhedrin assembled, and the preacher Jesus of Nazareth on trial before them! She did her job, letting everybody in and shutting the door—and then one of the men came back to ask a favor.…
Who's In Charge?

Who’s In Charge? | Lent Devotion

Who’s In Charge? Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 23 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” John 7:46 The crowd of soldiers and officers who came to arrest Jesus must have been disconcerted. Jesus wasn’t behaving like anyone they’d captured before. To begin with, He stepped forward to meet them, instead of hiding in the darkness. “Who are you looking for?” He asked. When they answered, “Jesus of Nazareth,” He calmly identified Himself: “I am…
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A Place For Thomas | Daily Lent Devotion

A Place For Thomas Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 13 [Jesus] said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” … So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” John 11:11, 16 I love Thomas. Here’s Jesus saying incomprehensible stuff about Lazarus being asleep—no, dead—wait, what exactly do You mean, Jesus? And why are You planning to go back to…
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Thinking Of Death | Daily Lent Devotion

Thinking Of Death Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 12 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip … and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12:20-21 It seems like a strange disconnect. Some foreigners from Greece ask to meet Jesus, and Jesus immediately starts talking about dying. After several minutes of increasingly scary talk, Jesus “departed and hid Himself from them” (John 12:36). It…
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A Homely Beginning

A Homely Beginning Daily Devotion for Lent | Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:1-9. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. (John 20:6-7) It seems so tidy, somehow. When the disciples look into the tomb, they see the linen cloths…
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Are You Sure He’s Dead?

Are You Sure He’s Dead? Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 19:31-37. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (John 19:34) They wanted to be sure He was dead. So one of the soldiers took a spear and stabbed Jesus in the side, bringing out a flow of blood and water. This was good proof He was dead, because…
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The Nails

The Nails Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Holy Week Read John 20:24-28. But he (Thomas) said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into His side, I will never believe.” (John 20:25b) As a carpenter and builder, Jesus would have known the use of nails. Nails were expensive; if a wooden peg would do instead,…
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The King Of The Jews

The King Of The Jews Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, March 24, 2018 Read John 19:18-22. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) When the Romans crucified someone, they often put a notice on the cross over the criminal’s head. This was called the “titulus,” and it was there to tell everybody what crime was being punished. When Pilate wrote the inscription to…
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Not A Chance

Not A Chance Daily Devotion for Lent | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Read John 19:23-24. “They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”… (John 19:24b) When a man was crucified, his clothes normally went to the executioners. That’s how Jesus’ execution squad wound up gambling at the foot of His cross. There was a single valuable piece of clothing left over—a seamless tunic—and they didn’t want to ruin it. So they played for it. The…
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Covering For Shame

Covering For Shame Daily Devotion for Lent | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Read John 19:23-24. And when they had crucified Him, they divided His garments among them by casting lots. (Matthew 27:35) Most of us know shame. Shame for something we’ve done long ago, something almost forgotten until a chance word reminds us, and we cringe. Shame for something that was done to us, that we know was not our fault, but we can’t shake the memory. Shame for something…
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Crown Of Thorns

Crown Of Thorns Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, March 18, 2018 Read John 19:1-5. So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” (John 19:5) Where I grew up there is a little desert plant called “crown of thorns.” It has long spidery branches so covered in thorns you can’t even touch the bark. Bright green leaves grow toward the ends of the branches, and small red flowers—round…
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