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John 12:3

John 12:3

Mary is a beautiful example of a woman who loved the Lord Jesus and who was loved by her Saviour. Although the Jewish leaders plotted how they might destroy Him, Mary was a devoted disciple who regularly worshipped at His feet, honored His presence in her home and drank deeply from the fountain of life.

The love and respect Mary had for Jesus caused her to anoint His feet with an extravagantly costly perfume, which she reverently read more...

John 12:21

John 12:21

There was a point in Christ's ministry when the hour had arrived, for the Son of Man to be glorified. This time had been scheduled from the foundation of the world and Christ's whole life, from His birth in Bethlehem, had been a journey towards this historic moment.

He had only been sent... to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, been baptised by John in the River Jordan to fulfil all righteousness. He had declared His read more...

John 12:23

John 12:23

Three times during His ministry the Lord Jesus said His hour had not yet come. He first said this to His mother at the wedding in Cana of Galilee at the start of His ministry, and again to His siblings, near the end of His ministry, when they mocked their brother about his Messianic claims.

The third time was as He taught in the temple, laying out His Messianic proclamation to the people and testifying that God was His Father. And read more...

John 12:24

John 12:24

The truth of the glorious gospel of Christ is very easy to understand, and many everyday activities and occupations were used, by the writers of the New Testament, to illustrate important biblical principles and various godly precepts.

Jesus used stories like the good Samaritan, the wise and foolish builders and a fishing dragnet to illustrate some of His teachings, while Paul utilised the patience of a long-distance runner or read more...

John 12:46

John 12:46

At the beginning of Christ’s ministry, His identity as the LIGHT of the world was revealed to us. And here, as Jesus nears the end of His time on earth, this theme of illumination is reiterated – I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all, and Jesus was sent by the Father to give to light the Gentiles and to enlighten those who sit in darkness… and in the shadow of read more...

John 12:48

John 12:48

Old Testament writings pointed to Christ, and He fulfilled each aspect of the Law and every prophetic scripture, relating to the earthly ministry of Israel's long-awaited, promised Messiah.

Jesus was the incarnate Word of God. He was the fulfilment of God's written Word - for this Man was the Word made flesh, about Whom the Scriptures spoke, and towards Whom the prophets pointed. Jesus Himself said, it is the Scriptures that read more...