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This group is dedicated to anyone who is currently memorizing any part of the Gospel of John. Feel free to post your observations, questions, favorite passages, or anything else related to this amazing book.

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onfire247 2022-06-16 18:57

But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.
"I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
John 16:4

"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
John 16:12-13

These are fascinating passages for me. Jesus was speaking face-to-face with his disciples throughout his ministry, yet there were some things that he could not tell them. Sometimes he withheld because they were not ready for it yet. At other times he could not say it because the timing was not right. Even when he was on the verge of dying he had more to say but he could not. Instead, he made plans to get his word to his disciples after his death.

It is frustrating dealing with the timing of God. How often have I asked God to just speak plainly to me about his will, yet only hear his silence. How many times have a I demanded he move, not knowing the full consequences of what I'm asking. I'm like a two-year-old who wants to play with a tarantula, getting mad at my Father because he won't let me. Yet when I need to know something, he lets me know at the right time every time. I guess that's were trust comes in. At some level we have to trust God to accomplish in us his will in the right way and at the right time, and depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us along the way.

onfire247 2022-05-31 13:39

Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" John 20:17

This is such a powerful statement made by Jesus. The risen and soon to be ascended Son of God calls his disciples brothers, and declares his Father to be their Father.

It is also interesting to follow the transition in terms Jesus uses to describe his followers in John. He starts out by calling them servants, and then friends, and finally brothers.

janet23 2022-02-25 03:42

Great achievement JD

onfire247 2022-02-25 01:13

That's awesome, JD! I'm so proud of you!

JDJDJD 2022-02-25 00:10

Yes great comments!

Just got a lovely satisfied feeling. Just completed John’s Gospel. I guess it will be a while before all verses are at a 100%.

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Created by onfire247, on Jan 2, 2022.

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