The Gospel Of John

John 12:1-8 The Anointing at Bethany

After He raised Lazarus from the dead, Jesus left Bethany and went into a Pagan city called Ephraim. As a large crowd gathered in Jerusalem for the forthcoming Passover, the Pharisees and chief priests sent out sentinels to tell the people that Jesus was a wanted man, and that anyone who knew His whereabouts should […]

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John 11:45-57 The Plot to Kill Jesus

Near Bethany, Martha and Mary came to greet Jesus, then they made their way to the tomb where the Lord brought Lazarus back to life by simply telling him to “come forth.” And Lazarus did exactly that, still bound in graveclothes, he rose from the dead and lived to worship the One who healed Him. […]

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John 11:38-44 Lazarus Raised from the Dead

As the Jews near Bethany discussed whether or not Jesus could have healed Lazarus before he passed away, they had no idea what was about to happen before their eyes as Jesus prepared to do the impossible, once again… Martha and Mary came to greet Jesus outside Bethany, then they made their way to the […]

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John 11:28-37 Jesus and Death, the Last Enemy

About four days after Lazarus had died, Jesus made His way to Bethany where Martha and Mary resided, and Lazarus laid in a tomb. When He was close to Bethany, Martha went out to greet and worship Him, calling Him the Christ, the Son of God. “28 And when she had said these things, she […]

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John 11:17-27 I Am the Resurrection and the Life

To avoid the Jewish mob in Jerusalem, Jesus went away from Jerusalem and traveled beyond the Jordan river where He furthered His ministry. While He was aware that Lazarus had died, Jesus continued to preach the gospel for a couple of days, then He headed to Bethany where Martha and Mary resided, and Lazarus laid […]

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John 11:1-16 The Death of Lazarus

After the Jews sought to stone and kill Jesus, the Lord went away from Jerusalem and traveled beyond the Jordan river where He furthered His ministry. “1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.” (John 11:1) Jesus was well acquainted with Lazarus, Mary and Martha […]

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John 10:40-42 The Believers Beyond Jordan

In Jerusalem, the Jews sought to kill Jesus after He used the many miracles He performed as leverage in His argument that He was indeed sent by God since no one else could do the things He did. So once again, the Pharisees tried to stone Him but just as He did before, He eluded […]

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John 10:31-39 Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus

After Jesus referred to Himself as being One with God and the gateway by which believers traverse from this life into the next, He was once again persecuted by the Jews who now sought to kill Him. “31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works […]

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John 10:7-30 Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus rebuked the Jews and used a metaphor about sheep, the flock of believers who placed their trust in Him as their Shepherd, reminding the Pharisees that just as sheep know the voice of their shepherd, believers know their Savior. “7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am […]

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John 10:1-7 Jesus the True Shepherd

In the spring of AD 33, Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees who sought to arrest Him, but they could find no fault in Him so they pressed on and continued to seek Him out, but the Lord rebuked them and told them they were blind to the truth. ““Most assuredly, I say to you, […]