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John 18

In chapter 18, we journey to the time in Christ’s life where his death is imminent. Judas Iscariot brings the band of soldiers to the place where Jesus often withdraws to pray, the Garden of Gethsemane. The place of arrest is not random or meaningless (nothing is meaningless). Let’s think about the Garden together and see what we can learn. Garden of Gethsemane The Garden of Gethsemane is on the Mount of Olives and is right outside of Jerusalem. The

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John 17

The High Priestly Prayer I. ____________________ is to receive all glory and honor. a. How was this accomplished through Christ? b. What makes Jesus Christ worthy for the task? II. ____________________ manifests the Father to the world. a. Because of this manifestation, the world receives the Word of God. i. Why is the Word of God so important? III. Christ prays for ________________________________________. a. Christ is glorified in _____________________. b. God is glorified in ______________________. c. Where is Christ going? d. What does Christ ask the Father about concerning His people? e. How

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John 16

I always thought it amazing that Christ says, “I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away.“ How could it ever be advantageous for Christ to leave the disciples? Christ is God manifested to the world. Why would it be good for humanity that Christ leave? In His grace, Jesus gives us the answer…“for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”

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John 14

John 14 (along with all parts of Scripture) is alive and active for us today. As we look at John 14, I just want to list some of the powerful statements Jesus makes right before He is arrested. Let not your hearts be troubled. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself. That where I am you may be also. I am the way, and the truth, and the

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John 13

In John 13, we move from Mary’s humble actions at the table where Jesus reclined to Jesus’ humble service of washing the disciples’ feet just days later. When the disciples are bickering about who would be the greatest among them in the kingdom of God, Mary humbles herself and washes Jesus’ feet. Later in the week, Jesus would show His disciples selfish desires or vain conceit would not be the key to greatness. The one who humbles himself and serves

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John 12

The Celebration of Jesus Sometimes I think we read Scripture in such short segments, we fail to see how it all connects together. When we pick up in John 12, Jesus is back in Bethany 6 days before Passover. Bethany sits 2 miles outside of Jerusalem where many travel to celebrate Passover. Jesus is invited to a meal in the home of Simon the leper, probably one who was healed by Jesus. Simon enlists Martha (who we have seen before)

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John 11

God’s Timing… God’s timing is always right. This is true in your life, in my life and in the life of everyone who has ever lived. It is a divine appointment when Jesus chooses the family of Mary, Martha and Lazarus to display His sovereignty and power. Let’s see how John 11 unfolds… The Death of Lazarus First, the family knows where they should go when they are desperate. They send a messenger to Jesus. There is no question in

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