In the last chapter Jesus made it clear that one of them would betray Him, that He was going to leave them and that Peter would soon deny Him. Now He will give them several reasons for their hearts to be at peace.
First, He is going to come back to take them to a place He would prepare. In the meantime, they would enjoy the presence of another Helper like Him, through whom He would actually be present in a different way – within them. They would also enjoy a new privilege – praying in His name.
In John 14:6 Jesus also makes it clear that He is the only way to the Father, or the only way to God. No one gets to God by any other means except through Jesus, but each one who comes to Jesus receives many undeserved blessings.
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In our chapter for this week, we’ll see Jesus with His disciples at what we often call the “Last Supper”. This is the event at which He washes the disciples’ feet and from which Judas leaves to betray Him. This is also the time Jesus gives His followers a new commandment, namely to love one another as He has loved us.
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In this week’s chapter Jesus identifies Himself as the Door of the Sheep and the Good Shepherd. He makes several blatant claims to divinity and narrowly avoids being stoned for them.
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This chapter begins with a man who was blind from birth. The disciples, displaying little or no insight, ask, “Who sinned this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus responds by declaring Himself to be the Light of the World, and healing the blind man.
It’s difficult to argue with a man just healed from a lifetime of blindness, but that’s exactly what the Pharisees try to do as they confront him about his healing. The chapter ends with the Pharisees rejecting Jesus and the formerly blind man worshiping Him.
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To see some photos and get some archaeological insights regarding the Pool of Siloam mentioned in this chapter, check out the following link: Bible Places
This chapter starts with the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. After that we’ll see an important discussion that includes major statements like the following:
I am the light of the world.
If you do not believe that I am He you will die in your sins.
If anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.
Before Abraham was, I AM.
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