21 April: Who Has Believed?

Today’s chapter holds a question that was asked 28 centuries ago but remains unanswered today…

READ JOHN 12   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

When Mikey was taken from us so unexpectedly in 2009, I remember saying that it was as if I’d lost my right arm. Mikey was going to be my helper in my old age. If anything happened to Mark, my strong son would have sorted out all my building, fixing or repairing. He’d be my dependable right-hand-man. So when Scripture speaks of the Arm of the Lord, what happens if “His arm” is an actual person?

“I will redeem you with an outstretched arm…”[b]  “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save…”[c]

Is this how it became possible for God’s Name to be embedded inside a person?[a]  When God sent Jesus [v27] – was He plunging Himself in by putting His own arm into the caldron to save us out of the “hot water” we’re in? If by plunging His arm in, actually meant losing His arm in the end – such that it was lifeless for three days [v33] – there’s little wonder that He turned His face away[d], just as any one of us would grit our teeth and turn our head when putting our hand into flames. If “the Arm of the Lord” is a person, then today’s chapter holds a question that was asked 28 centuries ago but remains unanswered today: “…who has believed our message, and to whom has “the arm of the Lord” been revealed?” [v38]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with God’s Great Plan? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[e]

THE LORD’S PRAYER: 

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I’ll give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart. I’ll tell of all your wonderful deeds. I’ll be glad and rejoice in you. I’ll sing the praises of Your name, O Most High. [Psalm 9:1-2]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Government decisions in Macau, China[f]
  • Your Country: God’s Will in National & World Affairs
  • Yourself: Personal Evangelism
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you that, on Your mountain, Lord Almighty, You’ll prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine – the best of meats and the finest of wines. [Isaiah 25:6]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

In going about my daily choices, lord, help me to remember that the fear of You, Lord, is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. [Proverbs 9:10]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” [John 8:12]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[g] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life, has set us free from the law of sin and death. [Romans 8:1-2]

[a] Exodus 23:21

[b] Exodus 6:6 (See also Ex.15:16 and Duet.4:34; 5:15; 11:2 and 26:8)

[c] Isaiah 59:1

[d] Matthew 27:46

[e] Matthew 6:5-15

[f] http://www.operationworld.org/country/chnm/owtext.html

[g] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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