The Gospel Of John

John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

It was the first day of the week in Jerusalem, and Jesus’ body had gone missing from the tomb where He was laid to wait out the Sabbath, so He could be buried. Mary Magdalene was the first disciple to realize He was gone when she saw the empty tomb, followed by both the apostles […]

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John 20:1-10 The Empty Tomb

It had been 2 days since Jesus was laid to rest in Joseph’s tomb, and as this was the first day of the Jewish week, labor was now allowed which prompted the Lord’s followers to return to the sepulcher to further prepare His body for burial. “1 Now the first day of the week Mary […]

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John 19:38-42 Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

In Jerusalem, it was the Preparation Day and the Jews were getting ready for the Passover Feast, the annual celebration of God’s mercy on the Hebrew nation that took place in Egypt seven centuries earlier. Shortly after the ninth hour, Jesus had just given His Spirit and to make sure He was dead, one of […]

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John 19:31-37 Jesus’ Side Is Pierced

It was midafternoon during Passover week in Jerusalem, and at the ninth hour of the day, Jesus died on the cross. As surreal as it sounds, the Jews finally got their way and the Savior of mankind had died crucified before countless witnesses. How many of Jesus’ followers understood His death at Calvary was part […]

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John 19:28-29 It Is Finished

Friday morning, shortly after Jesus was hung on the cross where He was sentenced to die, the Christ entrusted His mother Mary to His beloved servant John. Now, the time had come for the Lord to fulfill yet another prophecy. “28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might […]

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John 19:25-27 Behold Your Mother

After Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion, Romans soldiers stretched out His arms across a wooden beam and nailed His hands down using large steel nails. Then, Jesus carried the heavy beam to Golgotha, the execution site located outside the walls of Jerusalem where He was crucified and awaited death. “25 Now there stood […]

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John 19:17-24 The King on a Cross

The verdict was “guilty, as charged” and Jesus would now face His sentence which was death at the hands of Roman soldiers by the way of the cross. In his own mind, Pilate had done all he could do to save his Prisoner from execution, but the Jews were adamant on seeing their burden be […]

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John 19:5-17 Pilate’s Decision Regarding Jesus

After He was captured and brought before Pilate, Jesus was tortured and ridiculed by Roman soldiers before He was once again brought forward for judgment. Although He was still Pilate’s prisoner, the Roman governor was not comfortable handing Him over to be hung on a tree and killed by Roman hands. So, Pilate had Jesus […]

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John 19:1-4 The Soldiers Mock Jesus

During the Passover, the Jews had Jesus arrested and brought before Pilate where they pleaded with the Roman governor to prosecute and sentence the prisoner to death. After speaking with Him, Pilate determined Jesus was not guilty of any crime worthy of a death sentence. The Roman officer then offered to free Jesus as part […]

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John 18:39-40 Jesus Takes the Place of Barabbas

After He was interrogated by both Annas, the former high priest and also his son in law, Caiaphas, the current high priest, Jesus was taken to the Praetorium, the headquarters of the Roman military governor where He would face further questioning. “28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early […]