His Glory :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This week, as we read quietly through John’s gospel we come to a long dialogue between Jesus and the Pharisees. In this exchange Jesus claims that He gives living water (John 7:37-39), that He is the light of the world (John 8:12), and that He is the great I AM (John 8:58). The religious leaders grow furious and attempt to kill Him. Oct 19-23 Day 1 John 7:1-24 Day 2 John 7:25-44 Day 3 John 7:45-8:12 Day 4 John 8:13-36 Day 5 John 8:37-59 Back in chapter 6 we read about how many “were about […]

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Most Assuredly :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

We are entering our third week of reading quietly through John’s gospel. Oct 12 – 16 Day 1 • John 5:15-30 Day 2 • John 5:31-47 Day 3 • John 6:1-21 Day 4 • John 6:22-40 Day 5 • John 6:41-71 This week as we read about Jesus we will see Him proclaim His equality with God the Father and be rejected by the religious leaders, feed thousands with just two fish and a few loaves of bread, and walk on water. Jesus explains that He is the Bread of life, is rejected and gossiped […]

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Hear, Understand, Believe, and Experience Jesus :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This is week two of our John reading plan. As we read quietly through John’s gospel, we will see Jesus speaking with four different people. October 5 – 9 Day 1 John 3:1-21 Day 2 John 3:22-36 Day 3 John 4:1-26 Day 4 John 4: 27-54 Day 5 John 5:1-15 Nicodemus is a Pharisee who seeks out Jesus to find out who He is and what He is teaching (John 3:1-21). Jesus crosses ethnicity boundaries with the Samaritan woman who has a shady and sinful past. The nobleman pursues Jesus to ask for his son’s […]

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And the Word Became Flesh :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 The Greek word for manifest is phaneroo and it appears 14 times in John’s Gospel. Synonyms for the word include reveal, show, and appear. Manifest means to make visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way. It can also be defined as to become known, to be plainly recognized, thoroughly understood; […]

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Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

Many of you (anyone still around?!) know that I write for HelloMornings on occasion. This past year I have also been leading Bible study for a group of ladies online using the HelloMornings studies. We just finished a study session and the next session doesn’t start until November. It’s terribly important to me to keep our morning routine God-centered, even if we don’t have a HelloMornings study to lean on, so the ladies and I thought we’d do something a little different and a little simpler. We have decided to just read the Gospel According […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 19) :: Knowing the True — Rejecting the False ( 1 John 5:18-21)

Can you believe it has been 19 weeks already!?! 19 weeks in 1st John! It seems like we just started studying this book a few days ago. It is full of so much wonderful truth — truth that is just as relevant for us today as it was for John’s audience when he first wrote it. What has been your biggest takeaway from this study? Please share with the rest of us in the comments. I’d love to hear from you. Knowing the True—Rejecting the False 18 We know that whoever is born of God […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 18) :: Confidence and Compassion in Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)

Good morning, friends, and thank you so much for poppin’ over for another week in 1st John. If you were here last week looking for a post, I’m sorry that I left you wondering what was going on. I wasn’t planning to take a week off from blogging, but I started a new job and I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my writing schedule. Prayer, please. Anyway… here is week 18 of our study. Only one more to go and we will have studied John’s first epistle! Confidence and […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 17) :: The Certainty of God’s Witness

The Certainty of God’s Witness 6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 16) :: Obedience by Faith (1 John 4:20 – 5:5)

Obedience by Faith 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 5 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 15) :: The Consummation of Love (1 John 4:17-19)

Good morning! Welcome to week 15 of the Quietly Through 1st John online Bible study. I’m sorry that this post wasn’t posted as early as normal. I hope I haven’t thrown your morning routine too far off. Would you please pray me as we finish up our study.  We only have a few weeks left and I want to finish just as enthused as when we started. I’ll be praying for you, too. Speaking of prayer, do you have any other prayer requests? Email me, contact me through social media, or find me on Voxer. […]

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