Category Archives: the cross

Incongruous love

John 15:19-21 Joh 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would care about you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have selected you out of it, the world hates you. Joh … Continue reading

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Our solo Savior

John 13:36-38 Joh 13:36 “Lord,” Simon Peter said to him, “where are you departing for?” Jesus answered, “Where I am departing for, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterwards.” Joh 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why … Continue reading

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Obeying the light

John 12:44-46 Joh 12:44 Jesus screamed out, “The believer in me believes not in me, but in my sender. Joh 12:45 And the one who experiences me experiences my sender. Joh 12:46 I have come as light into the world, … Continue reading

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escape plan

John 12:31-34 Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be expelled. Joh 12:32 And me, when I am lifted up from the ground I will draw all people to myself.” Joh … 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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his right to die

John 10:14-18 14 “I am the proper shepherd. I know the ones who are mine, and the ones who are mine know me, 15 just as the Father knows me, I also know the Father, and I lay down my … Continue reading

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cryptic Christ

cryptic Christ Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2414 John 7:2-10 Joh 7:2 The Jewish Festival of Shacks was near. Joh 7:3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave from here and go to Judea so your disciples can see your … Continue reading

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he avoided the temptation of power

he avoided the temptation of power Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2403 John 6:10-15 Joh 6:10 Jesus said, “Make the men recline.” There was plenty of grass in that place; so they reclined. The men numbered about five thousand. Joh … Continue reading

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death warrant

death warrant Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2396 John 5:19-23 Joh 5:19 Jesus answered that accusation, “I am honestly telling you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only does what he sees the Father doing. Because whatever … Continue reading

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the crime of loving

the crime of loving Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2395 John 5:9b-18 John 5:9b Now that day was the Sabbath, Joh 5:10 and so the Jews said to the one who had been healed, “It is a Sabbath. The law … Continue reading

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