The Type Of Person Jesus Was Looking For (And the type of person you should look for too)

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Read John 13:31-33.

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People Who Betray Jesus

In Sheeps Clothing by Josh McGinn-CCRead John 13:18-30.

The Original Betrayer

Jesus and his disciples are at his last supper where Jesus has just finished washing his disciples’ feet, including the feet of Judas. After the foot-washing, Jesus says that he’s just given an example of how we are to serve each other, and love each other. And then he says that if we understand him, and if we do what he wants us to do, we’ll be blessed. (see previous post from the book of John series, How The God Of The Universe Came To Serve)

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How The God Of The Universe Came To Serve

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After Jesus finished washing his disciples’ feet, he put his outer garments back on and went back to his place at the table. And he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am. So if I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I’ve given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

“. . . If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

John 13:12-15, 17

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Everything Was So Normal . . .

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Don Bennett on the other side of the tunnel, in PV, January 24, 2013

Everything Was So Normal

It was Friday, October 13th. Continue reading

Like Me (or like Jesus)

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Sculptor Anthony Smith at work. (Wikimedia Commons)

. . . having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:1

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What You Can’t See Can Kill You

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Parkes Observatory Radio Telescope (Image by CSIRO)

Read John 12:44-50.

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What If You Had To Give Up Everything?

 

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”

John 12:42-43

Nabeel Qureshi Died

For more information about Nabeel Qureshi, I recommend Justin Taylor’s excellent article Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017).

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Why Would God Do It That Way?

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The Butterfly Nebula (NASA Image Gallery)

Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said,

“He blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn and I would heal them.”

Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.

John 12:37-41

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