Monthly Archives: May 2013

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

Jesus allows his disciples (and through John and the work of the Holy Spirit, you as well) to listen as he pours out his soul in prayer to his Father. He has prayed for himself as we saw last week. … Continue reading

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What is Christ’s Chief End?

An old Presbyterian catechism begins with the question, “What is the chief end of man?” The response: “Man’s chief end [or purpose] is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” For many years that catechism has been used as … Continue reading

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“From . . . Into . . . Away . . To . . .”

Prepositions are usually small words, but they can be crucial. In one verse, John 16:28, Jesus summarizes his entire work, entering this world to redeem his people and then, having completed that work, returning triumphantly to his Father. Notice the … Continue reading

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Jesus Glorified by the Holy Spirit

Jesus, the good teacher that he is, uses repetition to bring his disciples (and us) to understand what he is saying. As we near the end of the high priestly discourse, Jesus, in John 15:4-16, again explains the work of … Continue reading

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