John 10-12

Summary

John chapter 10, Christ is the door, and the good shepherd. Divers opinions of him. He proves by his works that he is Christ the Son of God; escapes the Jews; and goes again beyond Jordan, where many believe on him.

John chapter 11, Christ raises Lazarus, four days buried. Many Jews believe. The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ. Caiaphas prophesies. Jesus hides himself. At the passover they inquire after him, and lay wait for him.

John chapter 12, Jesus excuses Mary anointing his feet. The people flock to see Lazarus. The chief priests consult to kill him. Christ rides into Jerusalem. Greeks desire to see Jesus. He foretells his death. The Jews are generally blinded; yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him; therefore Jesus calls earnestly for confession of faith.

Insights and Prayers

  • Lord, I am Your sheep, I hear You call my name, and I follow You because I recognize Your voice. You go before me each day of my life, so I will follow You because I know You are good. I will not follow a stranger, but run from him because the stranger does not have Your voice. Amen.
  • Jesus promised that we who enter the door of salvation will enjoy the freedom of going and coming into His sheepfold. Also He promised we will eat abundantly (our needs will be fulfilled) and will enjoy life more abundantly. Those who pray salvation’s request, will enjoy fellowship with Christ.
  • Lord, I enjoy my freedom in Christ and I experience daily life more abundantly. Amen.
  • Lord, I know You because I am Your sheep. Amen.
  • We all received physical life when we were born physically. Then we received spiritual life when we prayed to receive Christ as our Savior. God intends for us to make our physical life a dwelling place-sanctuary-for Him to live in us. We must keep our body separated from sin (our responsibility), while God makes us holy by living in us (His responsibility). As we immerse ourselves in Scripture, fellowship with the Father, and attempt to follow Christ, we become transformed into God’s image (2 Cor. 3:18).
  • Lord, thank You for eternal life; I enjoy fellowshipping with You, knowing that You hold me securely in Your hand. Amen.
  • Lord, one day I’ll die if You don’t come back first; I look forward to my bodily resurrection from the grave just as You raised Lazarus. Amen.
  • Lord, I know I’ll be raised in my physical body because You were raised physically from the dead. But I also know that I now have eternal life because I have believed in You. Amen.
  • Lord, people hate Jesus because they love their sin and they do not want to repent and follow Him. Amen.
  • Lord, I worship Jesus for His death for my sins, just as Mary worshiped Him at the festival at Bethany. Amen.
  • Lord, because I believe Jesus is the Son of God I give to Him the perfume of my worship. Amen.
  • Lord, just as the Greeks wanted to see Jesus in the temple, I too want to see Him with my spiritual eyes and experience Him in my heart. Amen.
  • Lord, it’s difficult to crucify the old flesh (Gal. 5:24); I don’t have the power in myself to do it. But if I don’t die, I won’t live; just as a seed falling into the ground must die to bring forth fruit, Jesus, You must do it for me. Amen.
  • Lord, I believe in You and will obey Your words for I know they give me eternal life. Amen.

Sources

  • Bible Summary – Adapted from The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by R. A. Torrey
  • Insights and Prayers – Adapted from The Prayer Bible

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