John 7 – Verse by Verse

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Jesus celebrates the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem, but on the last day of the feast, he indirectly claims to be God.

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A Prayer Prompted by John 7

Dear God and Father,

We know that what you say is true and that in fact Jesus is the truth, which you sent to this earth. When he speaks of our sin he always speaks correctly. Help us to accept that we continuously need your grace and the forgiveness you offer through Christ.

Help us also to avoid any kind of spiritual elitism. In other words, help us to avoid any kind of thinking that we are too good or too smart to need a simple, childlike faith in Christ to be saved.

Finally, please give us those rivers of living water that Christ said would flow from within us thanks to the work of your Holy Spirit.

In Jesus Christ,

Amen 

John 3 – Verse by Verse

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Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus gives us a serious look into the concept of Christian conversion.  Two key thoughts are, “We must be born again” and “For God so loved the world.”

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A Prayer Prompted by John 3

Dear Father in Heaven,

We thank you for sending Jesus Christ, your Son, so that we might believe in him and receive eternal life.  We do not want to be among those who would hear this message from Jesus and yet reject him all the same.

We grasp the fact that our eternity depends upon our response to Jesus Christ.  We receive him and believe in him so that we might be born again – born from above – and be able enter your kingdom.

We receive this free gift of eternal life, which we cannot earn or strive to achieve.  It can only come from you. This is in fact why you sent your Son, so that we might believe in him.  Cleanse and renew us now by your Holy Spirit’s power.

Let Christ now increase as we each decrease.  Let us be who you make us, nothing more, or less or other than who we now are, in Christ.

Amen