A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read John 5:16-27 “And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man” John 5:27 – Observe Some may have argued that a perfect and Holy God has no understanding of what it is like to be human, mortal, limited, tempted. So, God has handed all judging […]

– Pray – Read John 5:1-15 “Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, ‘See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.’ “John 5:14 – Observe This man’s 38 years of paralysis was a direct result of his sin. Jesus solemnly warns him that a worse […]

– Pray – Read John 4:49-54 “This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.” John 4:54 – Observe Between the first and second miraculous signs: Jesus cleared the temple during Passover, conversed with Nicodemus, and conversed with the Samaritans. But if this is really only the second miraculous […]

– Pray – Read John 4:39-48 “They said to the woman, ‘We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.’ “ John 4:42 – Observe What did these Samaritans hear that strengthened their faith? Jesus’ […]

– Pray – Read John 3:31-36 “for the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.” John 3:34 – Observe Speaking the very words of God is what Jesus did. Giving the Spirit without limit is what God does. There is no reason why we cannot […]

– Pray – Read John 3:22-30 “Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized.” John 3:23 – Observe So, there was a time when Jesus was gathering disciples and John the Baptist was still attracting crowds. Everyone did not abandon […]

– Pray – Read John 3:10-21 “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.” John 3:11 – Observe Who is “we”? Nicodemus said that God was with Jesus. If Jesus says “we”, then Nicodemus should […]

– Pray – Read John 3:1-9 “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” John 3:6 – Observe The second birth is not a repeat of the first birth; it is a totally different being that is born – more different than the difference between a human and an ant. For […]

– Pray – Read John 2:12-25 “So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.” John 2:15 – Observe Interesting that both Luke and John have Jesus clearing the temple during Passover, but […]

– Pray – Read John 2:1-11 “This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.” John 2:11 – Observe I tend to think of “putting my faith in someone else” as a one-time life-changing commitment similar to marriage. […]

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