A New Commandment & The Answered Prayer :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

We are nearing the end of John’s gospel. This week as we read quietly through Scripture we come to Jesus’s final conversation with His disciples before He heads toward the Cross. Nov 2- 6 Day 1 John 12:37-50 Day 2 John 13 Day 3 John 14 Day 4 John 15 Day 5 John 16 The New Commandment Beginning in chapter 13 Jesus starts to make mention of a new commandment. “A new commandment I give to you that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this […]

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Opening Blind Eyes :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This week as we read quietly through John’s gospel we will see Jesus demonstrate that He is the True Shepherd. Oct 26-30 Day 1 John 9 Day 2 John 10 Day 3 John 11:1-37 Day 4 John 11:38-57 Day 5 John 12:1-36 In chapter 9 Jesus encounters a blind man and heals him on the Sabbath. It is a beautify story of love and compassion for a man who has been rejected by society his whole life. The prevailing belief at the time was that if you were blind or suffered from another impairment it […]

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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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In His Family :: Quietly Through the Psalms

“God sets the solitary in families…” Psalm 68:6 Solitary. Forsaken. Wretched. God takes the social outcasts, the ignored, the forgotten and places them in families. In His family. God has a family — a chosen group of people. They are the Israelites. God has made a covenant with them to never leave them nor abandon them. And He never has. He never will. He wants them. Longs for them. Won’t be separate from them. And He wants the rest of us too. Ephesians 1:4-5 tells that He chose each of us before He formed the […]

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He Outshines Me :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #40

David was a man who experienced many victories. He also had many struggles and failures. Yet through all of it David continued to look to his Savior. David could have become arrogant about all that he accomplished or he could have let his troubles keep him in hiding. But instead of focusing on himself he kept his eyes above. David knew and remembered something very important: He outshines me. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I am an indecisive individual. I swing back and forth between […]

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2 Habits of David We Can Practice :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #39

Life on earth is full of trouble. It just is, but when these things pop up into our lives we have some choices to make. We can attempt to hide them away or we can be honest and bring them to Lord and Savior. We stay distracted and focused on the problem or we can turn our gaze to Jesus and praise him for being lighter than the difficulty we face. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. While journeying Quietly Through the Psalms I’ve […]

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The Way of the Righteous :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-Up #38

According to Psalm 1 the way of a righteous person is pretty simple: she stays away from temptation and she meditates on God’s word. And because she spends her time abiding in Jesus her life is fruitful, bringing glory to God the Father. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me. I have been moving quietly through the Psalms for the last 10 days, handwriting each chapter, verse-by-verse, word-by-word. It didn’t take long before the Holy Spirit began to show me some truth that I had not noticed before. He also […]

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