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 8: 31 – 47 Dispute over whose children Jesus’ opponents are

John 8: 31 – 47 Dispute over whose children Jesus’ opponents are Personal reflection During my study period yesterday, I found myself looking rather wistfully at the other gospels, where we see so much of Jesus active in the world. I felt I wanted to be studying one of them instead; St John’s gospel seemsContinue reading “John 8: 31 – 47 Dispute over whose children Jesus’ opponents are”

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is Two things struck me as I read this passage. The first was that, once again, Jesus makes a very clear distinction between himself and God the Father. The other was that when Jesus spoke publicly, people responded in one of two ways: those who wereContinue reading “John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is”

John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son

John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son After the two days he left for Galilee. As it says in John 4: 5 and 40, Jesus had spent two days at Sychar in Samaria and many Samaritans had come to believe that he was the Saviour of the world. Now John picks upContinue reading “John 4: 43 – 54 Jesus heals an official’s son”

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe Yesterday, I read about Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman. He led her from hostility and scorn to a state where she could hear and perhaps accept Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah, the Son of God. Today’s study continues that account. Just then his disciples returnedContinue reading “John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe”

John 3: 1 – 15 Jesus teaches Nicodemus

John 3: 1 – 15 Jesus teaches Nicodemus Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no-one could perform the signs you areContinue reading “John 3: 1 – 15 Jesus teaches Nicodemus”

St John 1: 29 – 34

St John 1: 29 – 34 Once again, Saint John teaches us by means of a story. The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, “A man who comes afterContinue reading “St John 1: 29 – 34”