John 6: Who Is The Bread Of Life?
Verse of the Day: (V35) “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
1. Baskets (V1-21)
V9 “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?”
Jesus had compassion for the five thousand people who followed Him. Not only did He teach them God’s Word, and healed their diseases, He also fed them while they were with Him. When Jesus knew of a boy who had five loaves and two fishes, He took the food, and gave thanks to God, and began to distribute to His disciples, who in turn distributed to the multitude. All in all, they not only miraculously fed the five thousands, but they had remainders that filled up to twelve baskets full! Indeed, Jesus is truly the Son of God.
V13 “Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”
2. Bread (V22-65)
V32 “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.”
The people of Israel thought that the manna that God supplied from heaven to feed them during their forty years in the wilderness was the true bread from heaven. But Jesus told them that the manna was not the true bread, as only He was the true Bread. God sent His Son, Jesus, from heaven to earth, to live among man, and then to die and shed His blood for the sins of the world. When we believe in Jesus, the true Bread of Life, we shall never hunger or thirst again, because He shall forever satisfy our spiritual hunger and thirst.
V35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
3. Betray (V66-71)
V70 “Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
The twelve disciples were shocked when Jesus told them that one of them would actually betray Him, because Jesus was such a loving, compassionate and understanding Master.
V71 “He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I shall never hunger because You are my Bread of Life.
John 5: Who Make You Whole?
Verse of the Day: (V15) “The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.”
1. Whole (V1-16)
V5 “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.”
There was a man who had an illness for thirty eight years, and had been waiting by a pool called Bethesda to be healed. At a certain time, an angel would come to the pool to stir the water, and whoever reached the pool first, shall be healed. This man waited for thirty eight years, and each time when he got closer to the pool, someone else would have gone into the pool, and was healed. This was why he was thankful to Jesus as Jesus immediately made him whole without him going to the pool. Hence, he believed that Jesus was the Son of God who could make him not only physically but spiritually whole.
V15 “The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.”
2. Will (V17-38)
V19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
Jesus explained to the Jews that whatever works He was doing, He was doing all for God, the Father, and not for Himself. Indeed, Jesus left the throne of heaven to live among the people, then taught and preached to them, healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons, and subsequently was betrayed, arrested, crucified, buried and rose again, was all according to the will of God. There was nothing that Jesus did which was for Himself.
V30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
3. Words (V39-47)
V44 “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?”
Jesus rebuked the Jews that instead of honouring and praising Him as He was the Son of God, they were honouring and praising one another. Jesus knew that their hearts were hardened. They refused to hear and obey Jesus’ words, just like they refused to believe in Moses’ writings when Moses had time and again mentioned Him as the Son of God.
V47 “But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that the Lord Jesus Christ has made me spiritually whole.
John 4: Who Is The Saviour Of The World?
Verse of the Day: V42 “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”
1. Samaria (V1-30)
V4 “And he must needs go through Samaria.”
During Jesus’ time, no Jew would go through Samaria in order to get to Galilee, because the Jews despised the Samaritans who were mostly poor and of a mixed multitude as a result of the intermarriage between the Jews and the Gentiles. However, Jesus, being a Jew, did not despise the Samaritans and still chose to go through Samaria, because He knew that there was a Samaritan woman as well as the entire city of Samaria, who needed to hear His message of salvation, and believe and receive Him as their Christ and Saviour.
V29 “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
2. Saviour (V31-42)
V41 “And many more believed because of his own word;”
When the Samaritan woman introduced Jesus Christ to the people in the city of Samaria, they quickly went to Jesus to see for themselves whether Jesus was truly Christ, the Saviour of the world. When they finally saw and heard Jesus, they immediately believed that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Saviour, and in particular, their personal Saviour.
V42 “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”
3. Seventh (V43-54)
V52 “Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
A nobleman went to Jesus believing that Jesus would heal his dying son. When he returned home, his servants told him that his son was healed. When he enquired of them of the hour his son was healed, they told him he was healed at the seventh hour, which was exactly the same hour which Jesus said to him that his son shall be heal. As a result, he and his entire family truly believed that Jesus was indeed the Son of God, the Saviour.
V53 “So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that the Lord Jesus Christ is my personal Saviour.
John 2: Do You Believe In Miracles? Verse of the Day: V23 “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.”
1. Marriage (V1-14)
V2 “And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.”
Jesus performed His first miracle at His friend’s marriage when He turned water into wine, and immediately His disciples believed on Him. Jesus was helpful when He was on earth, as He did not hesitate to help the bridegroom when there was no wine for his guests.
V11 “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”
2. Merchandise (V15-22)
V15 “And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;”
Jesus was angry with the people because they had made the house of God as the house of merchandise. Instead of praying and worshipping in God’s house, they were buying and selling their merchandise, such as sheep, oxen and doves, and changing money. They were more interested in making money and enriching themselves materially, than seeking God and enriching themselves spiritually. Hence Jesus chased them out of God’s house. Indeed, let us make God’s house as the house of prayer for us to worship and pray to Him.
V16 “And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.”
3. Miracles (V23-25)
V23 “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.”
Though many believed in Jesus because He had performed many miracles, yet Jesus did not fully believe them as He knew the hearts of man. He knew that many of them only believed Him because they had witnessed His miracles of turning water into wine, healing the blind, raising the dead, etc., but deep down in their hearts, they had doubts. Indeed, when Jesus was betrayed, arrested and subsequently crucified, many of His disciples forsook Him. Let us know that God can truly perform miracles not just in the past, but in the present, as well as the future, and there is nothing impossible with God.
V24 “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe in miracles and there is nothing impossible with You.
John 3: Do You Believe In Jesus?
Verse of the Day: V16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
1. Born (V1-13)
V4 “Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
Jesus explained to Nicodemus that to be born again meant that besides being born from his mother’s womb, Nicodemus must be born again into God’s spiritual kingdom by believing that Jesus was truly the Son of God, and receiving Him as his personal Saviour.
V5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
2. Believeth (V14-24)
V16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Indeed, God loves the world, including you and me, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins, that if we believe and receive Jesus as our personal Saviour and Lord, we shall have everlasting life with Him now and forever. However, if we do not believe in Jesus, we are already condemned, because we are born sinners.
V18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
3. Bride (V25-36)
V27 “John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”
John the Baptist pointed to the people that Jesus was the Bridegroom, and He was preparing for His bride, the church. The church consists of all who believe and receive Jesus as their Saviour, and are baptized by water and added to the church. Though John was not part of the church because he died before Jesus started His church, yet he rejoiced greatly that Jesus came from heaven to die and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world. Today we are the church, and Jesus is our Bridegroom and our Saviour!
V29 “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe in Jesus that He is indeed Your only begotten Son.
John 1: Who Is The Word?
Verse of the Day: V1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1. Word (V1-14)
V1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Jesus was the Word. Since the beginning, Jesus was with God, the Father. It was God’s plan that Jesus became man to dwell among mankind, and subsequently to die and shed His precious blood not for His own sins, but the sins of the whole world, for you and me.
V14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
2. Wilderness (V15-28)
V19 “And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?”
John the Baptist introduced himself to the priests and Levites as the man in the wilderness preparing for the coming of the Messiah. He preached to them that the prophecy of the prophets of the Old Testament, including Esaias, had been miraculously fulfilled, as God indeed became man, to save sinners, from fiery hell to pearly heaven.
V23 “He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”
3. Water (V29-51)
V33 “And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”
God, the Father, spoke to John the Baptist, that Jesus shall be the one that the Spirit of God shall descend after John had baptized Jesus with water. Indeed John witnessed the Spirit descending like a dove upon Jesus. While John baptized Jesus with water, Jesus baptizes every believer with the Holy Ghost. Today Jesus baptizes us by sending the Holy Ghost to dwell within us when we believe and accept Jesus as our personal Saviour. After the Holy Ghost has dwelt within us, the next step is for us to be baptized into the water, which is an act of our obedience to God, that we desire to be like Jesus, buried in the water of death, and raised in the newness of life, to serve the true and living God.
V34 “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Word, the Son of God.
Luke 24: Who Has Risen?
Verse of the Day: V6 “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,”
1. Risen (V1-7)
V4 “And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:”
Jesus’ disciples went to Jesus’ grave to offer spices for His body, and discovered that the stone covering the grave had been rolled away, and His body was missing from the grave. They were curious as to where Jesus’ body was, until two angels told them that Jesus had risen from the dead, as Jesus had earlier prophesied to them when He was in Galilee.
V6 “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,”
2. Remembered (V8-35)
V8 “And they remembered his words,”
Jesus’ disciples remembered Jesus’ words that He would be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day He rose again conquering death. They then quickly left the grave and went to the rest of the disciples, and told them of Jesus’ words, and His resurrection from the dead. Finally all the disciples believed in Jesus’ words that He was truly the Son of God, and had power over death. Those who truly believe in Jesus, though we shall eventually die, yet our souls shall never perish in the fiery pits of hell, but we shall have everlasting life with Him in the portals of heaven.
V9 “And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.”
3. Repentance (V36-53)
V46 “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:”
Indeed, Jesus came to this earth to suffer and die on the cruel cross, and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world, that whosoever believes in Him, and repent his sins, shall have everlasting life with Him in heaven. Jesus commands all who believes and receives Him as their personal Saviour to preach His Gospel, which is His death, burial, resurrection and His return again to judge the world, to all the people of the world.
V47 “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe that You are the Son of God, and have risen from the dead.