John 20 (John 11:50) - The resurrection of Jesus is, without doubt, an amazing display of God’s power. But the story behind the story of Jesus’ resurrection is that the same power that brought Him out of the tomb, is the same power that spoke light into the universe, the same power that speaks life into our souls. It is the One Power, the Power of the Logos.
John 18:1 – John 19:16 - The death of Jesus is not only the most well-known execution in history, it literally changed history itself. As we continue through John’s account of Jesus’ life, the tension reaches fever pitch as all creation hurdles towards the death of the Logos, as “the reason behind the reason” is placed on the sacrificial altar of our sin.
John 17:1-5 - Jesus, deeply aware that His death is hours away, prays for not only the completion of His ministry – but also for its true objective – that the Father be glorified. Using terms that hearken back to Chapter One, Jesus teaches us how to give glory to Him – in the same way He gives glory to His Father.
John 15:1-11 - Christ’s public ministry is over as He spends precious remaining moments with His closest disciples. Jesus, referring to Himself as the vine and His followers the branches, provides instruction and encouragement to hold fast to the vine and abide in Him. But He also issues a warning to the dead branches. How do we remain alive, bearing fruit for the one vine?