Author Archives: Jefferson Vann

About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.

Two women who took charge

John 12:1-3 Joh 12:1 That was why – six days before the Passover – Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. Joh 12:2 That was why they made a banquet for him … Continue reading

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Set apart for sacrifice

John 11:54-57 Joh 11:54 That was why Jesus no longer walked publicly among the Jews but went away from there to the less populated area near the desert, to a town called Ephraim, and he stayed there with the disciples. … Continue reading

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Political reasons

John 11:45-53 Joh 11:45 That was why many of the Jews who came to Mary and experienced what he did believed in him. Joh 11:46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and said to them what Jesus … Continue reading

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come out here

John 11:41-44 41 That was why they lifted the stone. Then Jesus lifted his eyes up and said, “Father, I am giving thanks to you because you have heard me. 42 But I know that you always hear me, instead … Continue reading

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no matter how long

John 11:37-40 37 But some of them said, “Wouldn’t he who was able to open the blind man’s eyes also have made it so that this person would not die?” 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved inside himself again, came to … Continue reading

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he cares, he conquers

John 11:31-36 31 The Jews also, who were with her in the house comforting her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. They followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to cry there. 32 As … Continue reading

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You need to see this

John 11:27-30 27 She said to him “Absolutely, Lord, I believe you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” 28 After saying this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, … Continue reading

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Resurrection faith

John 11:23-26 23 “Your brother will rise again,” Jesus told her. 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am that resurrection and … Continue reading

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ladies in the background

John. 11:17-22 17 That was why after Jesus arrived, he found him already having been in the tomb four days. 18 But Bethany was near Jerusalem (about fifteen stadia1 away). 19 Many of the Jews had come to Martha and … Continue reading

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end game

John 11:11-16 11 He said these words, and afterwards he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I’m proceeding to wake him up.” 12 That is why the disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, … Continue reading

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