Category: 106: Gospels and Acts

John 20-21

John 20 Jesus had died about 3 pm on Wednesday and was placed in the tomb shortly afterwards. It would have been necessary to place him in the tomb by about 5 pm or so, so that they could return home and wash for the annual Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which […]

John 19

John 19 Pilate gave in to the mob after declaring Jesus innocent and then illegally scourged Christ and sent him to be crucified. John 19:1   Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple […]

John 18

John 18 Jesus ending his prayer and after singing Psalms 115-118 (Mark 14:26) they left the banquet room and went out to a garden with his disciples.  John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and […]

John 17

John 17 The Prayer of Christ Many read right over this at Passover not even realizing the distinction between Christ’s words directed to the disciples and his prayer to God the Father. Christ prays that God’s called out may “Know” Him and God the Father and be spiritually ONE in FULL UNITY with them. John […]

John 16

John 16 John 16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. We should also be warned of the price to be paid for internalizing God the Father and Jesus Christ, so that we will not become discouraged and offended when the time comes to pay that price. This should […]

John 15

John 15 The Vine and Branches This is a powerful; explanation of the meaning of the command to cut branches and bring them into the temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.  Bringing in the branches with great rejoicing represents bringing in of the harvest of humanity into the Family of God.  See our “Branches and Booths” […]

John 14

John 14 John 14:1   Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, […]

John 13

John 13 These are the words of Christ which we read at the Passover service each year. They are full of meaning and should be carefully studied and considered; not just read over and set aside for another year without any real understanding of what is being said. As we prepare for this Passover, let […]

John 12

John 12 John 12 provides some immediate background to the final Passover of Christ in the flesh. This anointing took place six days before Passover, and since Passover was on a Wednesday we can count back six days, Tuesday, Monday, Sunday, Saturday and Friday ending on Thursday.  This dinner at which the woman anointed the […]

John 11

John 11 John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is […]

John 10

John 10 Jesus Christ is the DOOR between the flock and God the Father; the ultimate Good Shepherd. Those called out who faithfully follow the Father are his sheep. The key to the kingdom of heaven given to Peter and the disciples is the Gospel of the DOOR [Christ]! The gospel of warning, repentance, the […]

John 9

John 9 The blind are healed so that Christ might be made known by his works, and as an allegory that Christ heals spiritual blindness. John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. This man was born blind to show forth the glory of God through his […]

John 8

John 8 John 8 to 11 covers the six month period between the last Feast of Tabernacles and the last Passover of Christ. John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives [for the night]. 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and […]

John 7

John 7 John is not writing a detailed history and is mainly focusing on the teachings of Christ.  In John 6, Christ expounded on the symbols of Passover presenting himself as the Bread of Life eternal for all who faithfully follow him; in John 7, Jesus expounds on the Feast of Tabernacles, showing that Tabernacles […]

John 5

John 5 John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Healing at Bethesda on the Sabbath 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of […]

John 4

John 4 Jesus and the twelve disciples were by the Jordan River preaching and baptizing and making disciples of the people, and the Pharisees became more jealous of him then they were of John Baptist. To avoid the Jerusalem area Pharisees for a time, Jesus then left to go to Galilee through Samaria. John 4:1 When […]

John 2 – 3

John 2 The third day after Nathanael was called, the wedding feast miracle was performed at Cana John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus […]

John 1

John 1 The Word [Logos] was present at creation with the member of the Elohim [Mighty Ones] family who became God the Father. In the beginning the two members of the Elohim family said: Genesis 1:26 And God [Elohim, Mighty Ones] said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word [the Word (Spokesman) was an […]

Luke 24

Luke 24 Very early on Sunday morning perhaps before dawn, certain women disciples came to the tomb with burial spices. Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. They found the stone already […]

Luke 23

Luke 23 The priests lead Jesus to a hearing before the Roman governor Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. There they outright lie, as well as make accusations regarding their beliefs. 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and […]

Luke 22

Luke 22 The people called Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, simply Passover; just as today we say, “The Feast of Tabernacles” without mentioning The Feast of the Eighth Day separately; everyone assuming that we all understand that we mean to include the Eighth Day in the phrase Feast of Tabernacles. Luke 22:1 Now the […]

Luke 21

Luke 21 In the example of the widow’s mite, Jesus points out that we are not to judge by the seeing of our eyes, but we are to judge justly according to the truth, since appearances are often deceiving. Luke 21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 21:2 […]

Luke 19 – 20

Luke 19 Jesus dines with Zacchaeus the chief of the tax collectors around Jericho Luke 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not […]

Luke 17 – 18

Luke 17 Those who persecute the faithful, will in their proper time receive terrible retribution from the Great and Mighty God who parted the Red Sea. The execution of such justice belongs to God and we are not to take matters into our own hands. We are to back off from before the anger of […]