Monthly Archives: December 2012

John 14: He that hath seen me hath seen the Father

In John 14 Philip makes a request of the Savior. In the narrative we read: Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, … Continue reading

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John 14: I will send the Comforter

There are so many ways to teach John 14. I like to emphasize the importance of the Holy Ghost in the lives of Latter-day Saint youth. John 14:15–26 and 16:7–14 emphasize that the First Comforter is the Holy Ghost, who … Continue reading

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John 13: The Betrayal of Jesus

John 13:20-30 show how Jesus treated Judas before Judas left to betray him. The apostles partook of the passover, and after Jesus washed the apostle’s feet we read the following: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever … Continue reading

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John 12:1-8 Mary’s Anointing

John 12:1-8 shows a tender moment between Mary and Jesus. Here we read of a supper where Jesus, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus are present (John 12:1-2). The supper for Jesus offered by Martha and Mary is in gratitude for his … Continue reading

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John 11: Jesus Wept

Marvelous Power John 11 shows the compassion that Jesus had for Mary and Martha as well as all of us. Most students of the Bible are familiar with the phrase “Jesus wept”. Many seminary students do not know the context … Continue reading

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John 10: The Good Shepherd

Shepherding stands with farming as one of the two great occupations of the people of the Bible. Sheep have been tied to the pastoral economy and theology of the people of Israel since its inception. Sheep were vital to the … Continue reading

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John 9: A Man Born Blind

There is a purpose and a plan in all suffering When faced with adversity, we might ask Heavenly Father, “Why me?” But do we think to ask in times of bounteous blessings, “Why am I so blessed?”  Jesus’ comments in … Continue reading

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