John 13: 18 – 30 Jesus predicts his betrayal

John 13: 18 – 30 Jesus predicts his betrayal ‘I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfil this passage of scripture: “He who shared my bread has turned against me.” I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happenContinue reading “John 13: 18 – 30 Jesus predicts his betrayal”

John 13: 1 – 17 Jesus washes his disciples’ feet

John 13: 1 – 17 Jesus washes his disciples’ feet It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was inContinue reading “John 13: 1 – 17 Jesus washes his disciples’ feet”

John 12: 37 – 50 Belief and unbelief among the Jews

John 12: 37 – 50 Belief and unbelief among the Jews Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. This was to fulfil the word of Isaiah the prophet: ‘Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord beenContinue reading “John 12: 37 – 50 Belief and unbelief among the Jews”

John 12: 20 – 36 Jesus predicts his death

John 12: 20 – 36 Jesus predicts his death Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we would like to see Jesus.’ Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip inContinue reading “John 12: 20 – 36 Jesus predicts his death”

John 12: 12 – 19 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

John 12:12 – 19 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘BlessedContinue reading “John 12: 12 – 19 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king”

John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany

John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at table with him. Then Mary took about half a litreContinue reading “John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany”

John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus

John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting ofContinue reading “John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus”

John 11: 17 – 44 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead

John 11: 17 – 44 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. WhenContinue reading “John 11: 17 – 44 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead”

John 11: 1 – 16 The death of Lazarus

John 11: 1 – 16 The death of Lazarus Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay ill, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So theContinue reading “John 11: 1 – 16 The death of Lazarus”

John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus claims

John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus’ claims Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews who were there gathered round him, saying, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tellContinue reading “John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus claims”