14 April: The Great Grave Robbery

Today’s chapter starts with something as simple as a guy carrying his mat on the wrong day of the week, but swiftly moves to something so “out of this world” that it could be difficult to categorise it in your local library between Sci-Fi, thriller, or serious horror…

READ JOHN 5  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.


Besides a possibility of restored life for the man with the mat, Jesus offers a restored relationship with the Lord, the Giver of Life. [v21]  The Creator proved this possibility when He raised Jesus from the dead. [v26]  The sign given to us was something written in the past[a], it happened on the first “Good Friday”[b], it’s still in our future[c], and it involves the greatest grave robbery in history:

“Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.” [v25]  “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” [v28-29]

You may categorise this under fiction, fairy tale or even horror. But however it’s filed, the good news today is that, if we simply believe the Creator God’s plan for humanity, we’re in line for the greatest gift of our lives! [v24] 

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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 the God who created the Law of Physics? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[d]


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

May I bow down in worship and kneel before You, the Lord my Maker. For You’re my God, and I’m one of the people of Your pastures, the flock under Your care. [Psalm 95:6-7]

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

  • The World: The influence of China on world affairs[e]
  • Your Country: Doctors and Nursing professions
  • Yourself: Deeper love for your family
  • Your concerns for today
Surely Your Arm, Lord God, is not too short to save, nor Your ear too dull to hear. [Isaiah 59:1]

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

I admit before You, Father God, that there’s no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins. [Ecclesiastes 3:20]

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

May I press on toward the goal, O God, to win the prize for which You’ve called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 3:14]

“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.[f] 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

Jesus said: “Very truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” [John 5:24]

[a] Ezekiel 37:12-13

[b] Matthew 27:52-53

[c] Isaiah 26:19 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16

[d] Matthew 6:5-15

[e] http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

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

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