John 12:13 – March 25, 2019

they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, [even] the king of Israel.” John 12:13 NABRE In the Gospel of John we read about Jesus entry into Jerusalem riding a donkey like a king. The crowd heard he was coming to Jerusalem and gave him a royal welcome entering the Holy City. The news that He raised Lazarus…

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John 16:33 – March 21, 2019

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. John 16:33 NABRE      In the section of the Gospel of John containing Chapter 16 Jesus is giving His disciples a farewell discourse. He is informing them about His future and what will come of them as well. He has informed them that when He goes they will…

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John 14:21 – March 16, 2019

Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. John 14:21 NABRE      John has captured Jesus farewell discourse to His followers. His departing words are concerned with the disciples’ life after the Resurrection and Ascension. Jesus’ final testament has many standard features; announcement of His departure, words of consolation, final instructions,…

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John 1:9 – March 13, 2019

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9 NABRE      John introduces the last and perhaps greatest prophet, John the Baptist, who was sent from God. The Baptist’s primary role in John’s Gospel is to be a witness to Jesus. John writes, the Baptist was not the light but came to testify to the light. This testimony was so that all might believe through him. The Gospel of John speaks about…

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1 John 4:4 – March 2, 2019

You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 NABRE      John writing to his community in this section of the letter discusses those who belong to God and those who belong to the world. John tells them there are opposing spirits and it is important to determine which spirits belong to God and which…

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