The Gospel Of John

John 20:30-31 That You May Believe

Shortly after He rose from the dead, Jesus appeared to His disciples and showed them His scars to prove who He was so even skeptic believed He was resurrected. In doing so, the Lord revealed He was indeed God in the flesh and many witnessed He was alive many days after He was pronounced dead […]

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John 20:24-29 Seeing and Believing

After Jesus rose from the dead, as witnessed by His disciples in Jerusalem, one of His closest followers refused to believe and he needed to see for himself before he could acknowledge it was true. “24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other […]

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John 20:19-23 The Apostles Commissioned

In Jerusalem, on the third day after He died on the cross, Jesus’ body went missing from the tomb where He was laid or at least, that’s how Mary Magdalene felt when she walked up to the sepulcher and noticed it was empty. The tomb was owned by a man named Joseph who was a […]

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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 […]