“Before Abraham Was Born, I Am”

John Chapter 8 “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56,scriptures from the New American Standard Bible, 1995). by Ernie Kuenzli In some Bible translations, John Chapter 8 begins with the story of the woman caught in adultery. However, this incident is not found in many of the oldest manuscripts. Bruce M. Metzger writes: “The evidence for the non-Johannine origin of the pericope [passage] of the adulteress is overwhelming. It is absent from []

Amazing Grace

John Chapter 9 “One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25. All scriptures fromthe Contemporary Study Bible, CSB). Written many years after the rest of the New Testament, John’s books refocus us on Jesus, our first love (Revelation 2:4). The Gospel of John provides an intimate account of Jesus as the personification of God’s loving character (John 14:9). John Chapter 9 paints a particularly vivid picture of Jesus as the source and finisher of our []

The Good Shepherd

John Chapter 10 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). “The works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness to me” (John10:25. Scriptures taken from the Revised Standard Version, RSV.) by Jeffrey Earl The Gospel of John Chapter 10 contains two main themes — “Jesus as the Good Shepherd” in verses 1 to 21, and “I and the Father are One” in verses 22 to Following the miracle of []

The Raising of Lazarus

John Chapter 11 “Lazarus, come out!” (John 11:43, all citations from NASB). by Mike Ensley Raising Lazarus from the dead was an incredible miracle performed by Jesus not long before his crucifixion. It holds important lessons for his disciples, the family of Lazarus, the people who witnessed it, the scribes and Pharisees, and especially for us. Lesson for His disciples In John 11:1-4, Jesus was informed that Lazarus was sick. It was a simple message from Martha and Mary, “Lord, behold, he []