Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
Saturday’s Bible reading is John 16–18. Chapter 16 finishes what is known as the Last Supper Discourse of Jesus Christ. Chapter 17 is called the High Priestly Prayer (reading it will help you understand the name). Chapter 18 is His trial.
In my post on the first two chapters of John I gave you an introduction to the book and below is a table of things to look for as you read. Other than that, in light of John’s purpose for writing, if you’ve never read John’s Gospel about Jesus Christ, I want you to discover it on your own.
“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”
|“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:58|
|The Signs and ‘I Am’ Statements of Jesus
|John 2:1–11||Jesus changes water into wine|
|John 4:46–54||Jesus heals the royal official’s son|
|John 5:1–15||Jesus heals the paralytic|
|John 6:5–14||Jesus feeds the crowd of 5,000|
|John 6:16–21||Jesus walks on water|
|John 6:35ff||“I am the Bread of Life”|
|John 8:12ff||“I am the Light of the World”|
|John 9||Jesus heals the man born blind|
|John 10:7ff||“I am the Door”|
||“I am the Good Shepherd”|
|John 11:1–46||Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.|
|John 11:25||“I am the Resurrection and the Life”|
|John 14:6||“I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life”|
|John 15:1ff||“I am the Vine”|
UPDATE: When I first published the post I mistakenly marked the reading as John 16–19, when it actually ended in chapter 18. I’ve corrected it at the top.
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