John – Day 98 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Again Pilate went out and said to the Jewish leaders, “Look, I am bringing him out to you, so that you may know that I find no reason for an accusation against him.” So Jesus came outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Look,...

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John – Day 97 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe. They came up to him again and again and said, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him repeatedly in the face.”, John 19:2-3 NET • Words can powerfully impact...

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John – Day 96 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe. They came up to him again and again and said, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him repeatedly in the face.”, John 19:2-3 NET • Like I said at yesterday,...

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John – Day 95 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged severely.”, John 19:1 NET • Really Pilate? That was your solution? • I found this with a google search: Beginning of Quote: “Flogging was a legal preliminary to every Roman execution, and only women and Roman senators or...

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John – Day 94 – Getting to Know Jesus

“So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or have others told you about me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own people...

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John – Day 93 – Getting to Know Jesus

“While this was happening, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. Jesus replied, “I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues and in the temple courts, where all the Jewish people assemble together. I...

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John – Day 92 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the high priest’s slave, cutting off his right ear. (Now the slave’s name was Malchus.) But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?”...

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John – Day 90 – Getting to Know Jesus

Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men know that you sent me. I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.””, John 17:25-26...

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John – Day 87 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you, because I have given them the words you have given...

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John – Day 86 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you, because I have given them the words you have given...

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John – Day 85 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you, because I have given them the words you have given...

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John – Day 84 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, so that your Son may glorify you – just as you have given him authority over all humanity, so that he may give eternal life to everyone you...

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John – Day 83 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When a woman gives birth, she has distress because her time has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your...

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John – Day 82 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, ‘In a little while you will not see me; again after a little while, you will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” So they kept on repeating, “What is the meaning...

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John – Day 81 – Getting to Know Jesus

“And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment – concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; and concerning judgment,...

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John – Day 80 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The one who hates me hates my Father too. If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both me and my Father. Now this happened to fulfill the word that...

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John – Day 79 – Getting to Know Jesus

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. This I command you – to love one another. “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first. If...

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John – Day 78 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love. If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and...

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John – Day 77 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I have spoken these things while staying with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not...

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John – Day 76 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with...

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John – Day 75 – Getting to Know Jesus

“I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified...

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John – Day 74 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves. I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will...

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John – Day 73 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. There are many dwelling places in my Father’s house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you. And if I go and make ready a place for you, I...

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John – Day 72 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I give you a new commandment – to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.””. John 13:34-35 NET • I suppose the opposite of this is true as...

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John – Day 71 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away.”, John 13:31-32 NET • I am not sure what Jesus meant when He said...

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John – Day 70 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, that he should betray Jesus. One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. So Simon Peter gestured...

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John – Day 69 – Getting to Know Jesus

“(For Jesus knew the one who was going to betray him. For this reason he said, “Not every one of you is clean.”) So when Jesus had washed their feet and put his outer clothing back on, he took his place at the table again and said to them, “Do you understand what I...

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John – Day 68 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, he got up from the meal, removed his outer clothes, took a towel and tied it around himself. He poured water into the washbasin and began to...

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John – Day 66 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.”, John 12:42 NET “Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him, but...

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John – Day 65 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Jesus said, “This voice has not come for my benefit but for yours. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (Now he said this to indicate clearly...

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John – Day 63 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me from this hour’? No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The...

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John – Day 62 – Getting to Know Jesus – God in the Sky!

““Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me from this hour’? No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour.”, John 12:27 NET • Jesus’ soul was distressed, greatly distressed! Even though He perfectly trusted the Father and...

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John – Day 61 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Now some Greeks were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast. So these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew, and they both went and told Jesus. Jesus replied,...

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John – Day 60 – Getting to Know Jesus

“(His disciples did not understand these things when they first happened, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him and that these things had happened to him.)”, John 12:16 NET “So after he was raised from the dead,...

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John – Day 59 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him. They began to shout, “ Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king...

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John – Day 58 -Getting to Know Jesus

“Now a large crowd of Judeans learned that Jesus was there, and so they came not only because of him but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, for on account of him many of the Jewish people from...

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John – Day 57 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Now a large crowd of Judeans learned that Jesus was there, and so they came not only because of him but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, for on account of him many of the Jewish people from...

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John – Day 56 -Getting to Know Jesus

“Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he had raised from the dead. So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with him. Then Mary took three quarters...

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John – Day 55 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is more to your advantage to have one man die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” (Now he did not say this on his own, but because...

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John – Day 54 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God, who comes into the world.””, John 11:27 HCSB I believe that is the major theme in the gospel of John. After she says this, Jesus confirms her statement by raising Lazarus from the dead, which...

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John – Day 53 – Getting to Know Jesus

“So He departed again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and He remained there. Many came to Him and said, “John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many believed in Him there.”, John 10:40-42...

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John – Day 52 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon’s Colonnade. Then the Jews surrounded Him and asked, “How long are You going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us...

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John – Day 51 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon’s Colonnade.”, John 10:22-23 HCSB There is simply so much history that I don’t have a clue about! I had no idea what the Festival of...

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John – Day 50 – Getting to Know Jesus

““I assure you: Anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep...

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John – Day 47 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The Jews responded to Him, “Aren’t we right in saying that You’re a Samaritan and have a demon? ” “I do not have a demon,” Jesus answered. “On the contrary, I honor My Father and you dishonor Me. I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges. I assure you:...

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John – Day 46 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Who among you can convict Me of sin? If I tell the truth, why don’t you believe Me? The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you don’t listen, because you are not from God.” The Jews responded to Him, “Aren’t we right in saying that You’re a...

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John – Day 45 – Getting to Know Jesus

“As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “We are descendants of Abraham,” they answered...

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John – Day 43 – Getting to Know Jesus

“As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””, John 8:30-32 HCSB Yesterday I said: “Rated R:...

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John – Day 42 – Getting to Know Jesus

“As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””, John 8:30-32 HCSB I am using an app from...

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John – Day 41 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father? ” “You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.” He spoke these words by the treasury, while teaching in the temple complex. But no one seized Him, because His hour had...

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John – Day 40 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself. Your testimony is not valid.” “Even if I testify...

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John – Day 37 – Getting to Know Jesus

“On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink! The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” He said this...

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John – Day 36 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then they tried to seize Him. Yet no one laid a hand on Him because His hour had not yet come.”, John 7:30 HCSB Nothing happens outside of the will of God. He either makes or allows everything that happens to happen, even though we don't understand many things that...

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John – Day 35 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Then Jesus said, “I am only with you for a short time. Then I’m going to the One who sent Me. You will look for Me, but you will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.” Then the Jews said to one another, “Where does He intend to go so we won’t find Him? He...

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John – Day 34 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment.” Some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Isn’t this the man they want to kill? Yet, look! He’s speaking publicly and they’re saying nothing to Him. Can it be true that...

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John – Day 32 – Getting to Know Jesus

“After this, Jesus traveled in Galilee, since He did not want to travel in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill Him.”, John 7:1 HCSB This total fulfills what Malachi prophesied 500 years earlier: ““See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way...

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John – Day 31 – Getting to Know Jesus

“After this, Jesus traveled in Galilee, since He did not want to travel in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill Him.”, John 7:1 HCSB Something was obviously very wrong with the Jewish religion at the time considering the Jews were trying to kill God’s Son! If...

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John – Day 27 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them. Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn. After they had rowed about three or...

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John – Day 24 – Getting to Know Jesus

“After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias ). And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing by healing the sick. So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples.”, John 6:1-3 HCSB • It seems that...

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John – Day 22 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. But Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also.” This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: Not only was He breaking the...

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John – Day 21 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Get up,” Jesus told him, “pick up your mat and walk! ” Instantly the man got well, picked up his mat, and started to walk. Now that day was the Sabbath,” John 5:8-9 HCSB “Jesus said to him, "Get up, pick up your pallet and walk." Immediately the man became well, and...

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John – Day 20 – Getting to Know Jesus

““Get up,” Jesus told him, “pick up your mat and walk! ” Instantly the man got well, picked up his mat, and started to walk. Now that day was the Sabbath,” John 5:8-9 HCSB • So what is the solution to this: Not well + Desire to Get Well | Seemingly Impossible Barriers...

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John – Day 16 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.” “Sir,” said the woman, “You don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do You get this ‘living water’? You...

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John – Day 15 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea and went again to Galilee. He had to travel through Samaria, so He came to a town of Samaria...

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John – Day 14 – Getting to Know Jesus

“When Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea and went again to Galilee. He had to travel through Samaria, so He came to a town of Samaria...

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John – Day 13 – Getting to Know Jesus

“The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth is earthly and speaks in earthly terms. The One who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony. The one who has accepted His...

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John – Day 10 – Getting to Know Jesus

“While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many trusted in His name when they saw the signs He was doing. Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all and because He did not need anyone to testify about man; for He Himself knew...

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John – Day 9 – Getting to Know Jesus

And His disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for Your house will consume Me. • Jesus was (is) zealous for God’s house. After Jesus was risen from the dead and went back to heaven, God’s house became Jesus’ church. Two thoughts come to mind: Christians are to...

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John – Day 7 – Getting to Know Jesus

“Jesus performed this first sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.”, John 2:11 HCSB • What does it mean that the disciples believed in Him? What does believing in Jesus mean? In other words, what did they specifically...

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John – Day 6 – Getting to Know Jesus – 13 Kegs of Beer

“Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons. • 6 times 20/30 = 120/180 gallons. A full keg of beer holds 13.2 gallons. So these water jars held between 9 and 13 kegs of water. “Fill the jars with water,” Jesus...

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John – Day 5 – Getting to Know Jesus

“On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.”, John 2:1-2 HCSB • Seems like Galilee was a happening place while Nazareth was not so much (other than Jesus growing...

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John – Day 4 – Getting to Know Jesus

“On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.”, John 2:1-2 HCSB • On the third day of what? I suppose it means on the third day of Jesus’ ministry, i.e., three days...

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John – Day 3

“The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, “Follow Me! ” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the...

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John – Day 2

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ I didn’t know Him, but I came baptizing...

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Starting the Book of John

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.” John 1:1-3 HCSB • Everything single thing that...

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