John 10:10

John 10:10 (NIV)  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Jesus is our Sheppard. In the chapter of John, Jesus is speaking to the Jews and telling them that through him we are saved. We must believe! They still choose to not listen, and attempt to stone him, but he even tells them, that they will not kill him, but that he will lay his life down and rise up again because, God gave him that power! Amen!

John 9:4-5

John 9:4-5 (NIV) As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jesus was only doing as Good instructed him to do while on earth, to give God the glory and perform miracles. In John 9, we learn about the man who was born blind, but Jesus helped him see after he put mud over his eyes and had him wash it off. Jesus gave everyone plenty of chances to see that he was the son of God, but sinners did not want to accept this. Do we have the same problem today? Are we too proud to admit, we are sinners and fall short of pleasing God everyday. Do we not understand that God loves us despite our failures and wants nothing, but the best for us. We should be praising his name every chance we get! Praise you God for all the wonderful things you have done for us, all the lessons that we have learned and for sending you son to make us believers!

John 8:49-51

John 8:49-51 (NIV)  “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.

I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”

The Jews were questioning at this point if Jesus was possessed by a demon. They didn’t believe him, because he had just kept them from stoning a woman that was caught while committing adultry. He had said for the first stone to be cast by the person who had committed no sins. Same as today, noone could cast that stone, but Jesus Christ. They were having a hard time understanding that Jesus wasn’t there to glorify himself, but to glorify God. He seemed like the outcast, since others did not understand. Do you feel that way today? Do you feel like you don’t have any friends? Sometimes that is because you are living the life God called you to live. Usually in this world big groups of people are full of sin and trouble. Jesus taught the ones that would listen, he never once tried to join a group to fit in, neither should you! God will give you the people you need in your life to fulfill your purpose here.

John 7:8

John 7:8 (NIV)  You go to the Feast. I am not yet  going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.”

Jesus was so in tune with God that he knew something that we have a hard time with, timing. We want what we want NOW. That isn’t how it works. You must realize in God’s PERFECT timing, his will will be done. We just need to stay faithful and obiedent. He has promised the faithful and obiedent blessings beyond what we can imagine. Just ask God to come in your heart and help you be patient for his timing, and to help you do the things you need to do in order to be prepared for his blessings!

John 6:35

John 6:35 (NIV)  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

What a great promise! This is Jesus speaking. He is telling us to believe in him and he will take complete care of us! How can we not feel loved and know our soul is taken care of when Jesus Christ has promised us we will never go hungry or thirsty spiritually!!! On your best day and your worst day remember this promise!

John 5:35-36

John 5:35-36 (NIV)  John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

“I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.

The work that Jesus is speaking of that we have been introduced to in the book of John is: healing a man, changing water to wine, and giving God the glory. He is making a point that still stands true today, we are so hung up on what people think of us. We will marvel over a preacher that stands up and tells us what God says, but we won’t actually listen to God, after that sermon we are like preacher (fill in your preachers name) really got me fired up today. But, was it really the preacher that fired you up or was it the Holy Spirit in your heart letting you know God knows you need this? Man should not put us more in aww that God himself. An athlete like LeBron James is an idol to some, they pay tons of money so, they can attend a game and watch his ability. Maybe what we should be doing is looking at ourselves and seeing what abilities God gave us to use to glorify him, now imagine if we took that money we used to see LeBron James and used it to support God’s plan for our lives! Then we would be happy and fulfilled instead of leaving the game, looking at our bank account and saying wow that was a great 3 hours, but now what.

John 4:48

John 4:48 (NIV)  “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”

Is this still true today? That a lot of us want to see big miracles such as a friend or family member overcome an illness, or we want to see ourselves come into a fortune. What we don’t see is the bigger picture, the fact that the miracle we are looking for has already happened. I’m speaking about Jesus dying on the cross for us Christians. That is what we should be looking at in order to believe and spread the love he gives us! Don’t get lost in the wanting a big miracle that is worldly, but look heavenly!

John 3:19-21

John 3:19-21 (NIV)  This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” 
We are all guilty of getting a high off doing something that is wrong. Maybe it’s staying out after curfew. We have all done things that aren’t right. But, that high doesn’t last long at all does it? Usually, we feel worse afterward than we did before the high. When we get a good look at ourselves we realize that we fall short of God’s glory. We do have a chance for redemption though! If we bring to light our sins by speaking them to God and asking for forgiveness then and only then can we be forgiven and to start living the life that God has meant for us. Then, we can do amazing things and when others are in aww, we can give God the glory he deserves by letting them know it was through him that we are successful!

John 1:29-30

John 1:29-30 (NIV)  The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.
Is it not amazing to think how God works? He sent John ahead of Jesus to give the people a man that openly admits to not be Christ when asked. How many people do you think would do the same? You know who I mean, the ones that live the spotlight on them. People would flock that person, but John was obedient to God and announced Jesus as the lamb of God who takes the worlds sin away! God gives us instructions, it’s up to us to listen and follow.

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