The Gospel Of John

Here at Eastridge, we just finished the Gospel of John for our daily reading plan. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read John, but this time was different. I was really drawn to the one-on-one interactions with Jesus. Nicodemus…the woman at the well…Mary…Martha…Lazarus…Pilate…Peter. They were all challenged by their interaction with Jesus, and they were never the same (well, Pilate probably didn’t change much).

It was interesting to read the book of John in a new light; I’m grateful that our whole church is on board with a reading plan.

ECC folks, or anyone who has recently read John, I’d love to hear what you’ve gotten out of it…

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2 thoughts on “The Gospel Of John

  1. My favorite verses are from John 15…no, not the one about the one true vine…not the one that says ‘greater love has no one than this’…but the following. It really puts things into perspective when I start asking those ‘why, God’ questions.

    If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
    19″If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but (Z)I chose you out of the world, (AA)because of this the world hates you.

    20″Remember the word that I said to you, ‘(AB)A slave is not greater than his master ‘ If they persecuted Me, (AC)they will also persecute you; if they (AD)kept My word, they will keep yours also.

    21″But all these things they will do to you (AE)for My name’s sake, (AF)because they do not know the One who sent Me.

  2. Chris,
    I’m with you man..John has rawked my world this time. i know that we read things through the lens in which we are currently viewing life and the world. So, in the midst of stepping onto a charging locomotive (starting work here at ECC) I have realized that I can do nothing on my own. I need Christ every moment of every day. I need/want to ABIDE in Him. His pace is sustainable, mine is not. He must increase and I must decrease.

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