GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
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do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you
12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was
which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a
supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed
the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled
with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot,
Simon's son, which should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for
three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared
for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath
she kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they
came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had
raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put
Lazarus also to death;
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went
away, and believed on Jesus.
12 On the next day much people that were come
to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed
is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
14 And Jesus, when
he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter
of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
16 These things
understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then
remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done
these things unto him.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called
Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how
ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
20 And there were
certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
21 The same
came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him,
saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and
again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The
hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Verily, verily,
I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth
alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his
life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour:
but for this cause came I unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. Then
came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that
it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
30 Jesus answered and said,
This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment
of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if
I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
33 This he said,
signifying what death he should die.
34 The people answered him, We have heard
out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man
must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet
a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness
come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they
should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted,
and I should heal them.
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory,
and spake of him.
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed
on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should
be put out of the synagogue:
43 For they loved the praise of men more than
the praise of God.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth
not on me, but on him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on
me should not abide in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe
not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth
him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment,
what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto
me, so I speak.
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Twelve
1-8- Have you given all your life and possessions to Jesus? Do you like to help
people in the name of Jesus Christ? Is all your giving for a tax receipt, in an
offering plate, or do you spontaneously help people between Sundays and give Christ
34-36- Are you walking ONLY in the Light of Jesus Christ? If you retain certain
dark aspects in your life, that is, if you refuse to give up sin or selfish motives,
you will never feel sure you are born again. Go alone down to a river or lake,
find a smooth stone, write the special sins you have been hanging onto on the
rock, and throw it into the lake. Then pray out loud to Jesus asking him to help
you escape from these sins.
42-43- Are you talking about Jesus wherever you go? Or, are you trying to believe
in Jesus Christ but keep it a secret because you fear what your family and friends
might say? If you will not confess Jesus Christ OPENLY before men, you cannot
be born again.
Note John in his letter to the saints later in the Bible:
John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus
Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
in his Gospel, quotes Jesus thus:
10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father which is in heaven.
you want to have the assurance that you are born again you will find that this
comes to those who openly talk about Jesus to other people, AND not just to fellow
Christians when sinners are not around. Think of someone you can tell about Jesus
44-50- Do you see that before you believed in Jesus Christ you did not even know
God? Have you thanked Jesus for coming after you when you did not even care about
him? Thank him now out loud.
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