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John

John 21

The Disciples Go Fishing7 disciples go fishing at night, but catch nothing. At daybreak, Jesus (except the disciples didn’t know it was Jesus yet) gave them instructions to cast the net on the right side of the boat. And there were so many that the disciples struggled to bring

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 20

In the previous chapter, Jesus was crucified on the cross and died. Then, Joseph and Nicodemus retrieved Jesus’s body and gave Him a burial. All seemed lost. The Jewish leaders appeared to have won the political battle. Jesus’s disciples were probably sad and confused. Fast forward two days

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 19

OverviewAfter the Jews deliver Jesus to Pilate, the governor, Pilate tells the Jews that he finds no guilt in Jesus. But the Jews successfully pressure Pilate to crucify Jesus anyway. There’s actually quite a bit of politics going on here, which I’ll explore in a bit. Then, Jesus

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 18

OverviewJudas betrays Jesus and leads the Jews to arrest Him. They send Jesus to face the high priest, Caiaphas. Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows, just like Jesus predicted. The Jews lead Jesus to Pilate, the governor. Pilate finds no guilt in Jesus, but the Jews still

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

2 min read

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John 17

The Hour Has ComeFather, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.John 17:1-2In the previous chapters, Jesus spent some good time talking to

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 16

Continuing from John 15, Jesus provides His disciples with more assurances. Jesus is ultimately preparing His disciples for when Jesus is no longer besides them. Holy SpiritNevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 15

Jesus speaks to his disciples for this entire chapter without pause. For some context, Jesus is only a few chapters before being arrested by the Jews. He pours into his disciples as much as He can to prepare them for what’s to come. I’ll break down each subsection

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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John 14

In the previous chapter, Jesus kicked Judas Iscariot (the traitor) out and foretold that Simon Peter would deny him three times before the rooster crows. That’s pretty somber. But it’s important to keep this in mind when reading John 14. To contrast from the bad news, Jesus brings

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

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