Welcome back to Week 3 in the Book of John! This week we will cross the half way point of our reading. Up until this point, we have been moving quickly through the life of Jesus but we are about to slow down. Chapters 12 through 21 all happened within a one week period culminating in Jesus’ death and resurrection. This is going to be SO good! Keep on going!!!
On Week 1, I posted a background video to the book of John. That video covered John chapters one through twelve. So here is the second part to that video, with more background information covering John chapters thirteen through twenty-one.
Here’s what this past week’s looked like:
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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Jesus did not just say that he knew about the resurrection and the life but that He IS the resurrection and the life. To believe in Jesus is to HAVE resurrection and life!
Jesus is the champion over death! Do you fear death? How does knowing Jesus calm your fears about death?
Mary loved Jesus and her affection toward him was openly lavish, humble and sacrificial. Mary spent nearly a years worth of wages, anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume and then wiping his feet with her hair. In contrast to Mary, Judas loved money. Judas betrayed Jesus for just 30 pieces of silver.
Mary’s love for Jesus was not just a private love. She was unashamed to fall at his feet and show her deep love and affection for Jesus. Are you ever embarrassed to share how much you love Jesus publically? If someone looked at how you spent your money this month, would they be able to tell that you love the Lord?
Jesus commanded the disciples not just to love their neighbor as themselves but rather he commanded them to love one another just as He loved them. This is a deep love. Jesus said that people would know we are his disciples by the way we deeply love each other.
Our love for each other is to be the mark of a believer’s life. Non-Christians should be able to identify us by our love for each other. How are you doing with loving your sisters in Christ? Is there a believer in your life that you are struggling to love well? Pray and ask the Lord to help you resolve any conflicts you have right now and ask God to give you His love for them. Write your prayer below and then take action on your prayer this week and show this person love.
The world offers peace through many things such as money, big houses, fancy vacations, achievement, food, material pleasures, distractions, and even lies. But Jesus offers peace through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
The peace that Jesus gives does not include the absence of trouble. All of us will face many troubles in this world but Jesus offers us peace in the midst of our troubles. He is not the light at the end of the tunnel – He is the light IN the tunnel! What troubles are you facing today? How is Jesus your peace in the midst of your troubles?
A branch apart from the vine is dead. There is no life or fruit in a branch without the sap running through the vine to the branch. Not only are healthy branches fruitful but every piece of fruit has seeds inside that produce even more fruit. We should be the same!
God wants us to be fruitful and the only way we can do that is through remaining connected to Jesus. It’s not that we can do nothing without God but rather that we can do nothing of eternal value without God. What fruit – of eternal value – do you see in your life from being connected to Jesus?
To print the 21 Discussion Questions for John – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for John 11-15.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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