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Resources from the series: John


July 2, 2003
John 21:1-25
“When Fishing Just Won't Do”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to John, chapter twenty-one. We are coming to the very last study in the Gospel of John, chapter twenty-one, and I want to read the chapter in its entirety, beginning at the first verse.

“Afterward Jesus appeared again to His disciples by the Sea of Tiberias....” “It happened this...


John 20:24-31 Doubting Thomas

Please turn with me to the penultimate sermon of John's gospel. This particular section at the close of the chapter records for us the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ in the upper room to the disciples at a time when Thomas, who is also called Didymus, was with them. We pick up the reading at verse 24:

But Thomas, one of the twelve...


John 20:1-23 Conjuring Tricks with Bones

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we...


June 4, 2003

John 19:16-42 “The Cross”

Dr. Derek Thomas

Turn with me if you would to the Gospel of John, and we are this evening in chapter 19. We begin at the sixteenth verse. John 19. We come to John's account of the crucifixion, verse 16.

The Crucifixion Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying...


John 18:24 — 9:16 Truth or Fiction

Turn with me now please to John 18:28. Jesus has been brought out of the Garden of Gethsemane. He has been betrayed by Judas, brought first of all, to Annas, the high priest. Peter, you will recall, has denied Him three times. The rooster has crowed in fulfillment of Jesus’ prediction, and now we begin at verse 28:

So Annas sent...


John 18:1-27 Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Turn with me to John 18 where we come to, if I may say such a thing, some of the most sacred sections, not just of the Scriptures or the gospels, but of John's gospel in particular. We’ll be walking in the shadow of the Lord Jesus as He now inexorably makes His way to the cross and to crucifixion. And in...


John 17:1-26 “Inner Sanctum”

Turn with me to the seventeenth chapter of John's gospel and we’ll read it together. Hear the Word of God.

“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,...


John 16:5-33 Give Me Joy in My Heart

Please turn with me to the gospel of John. We have been in recent days in the upper room discourse beginning with the wonderful and extraordinary event of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet in John 13, and now this evening we are in chapter 16 and we pick up the reading at verse 5.

Almost every book on preaching that...


John 15:1 - 16:4 Friends

Turn with me now to the gospel of John chapter 15.

Let's pray together.

Our Father in heaven, we pray now for the work of Your Spirit to come and illuminate the words of Scripture that words that are perhaps so familiar to us might come to life. Holy Spirit, pour light upon these words which you caused to be inspired and write...


John 13:21-38 Letting Jesus Down

Please turn in your Bibles to John 13. We are in the upper room and will be for some time as we follow the words and the actions of Jesus in these final hours before He is arrested and taken to be tried and crucified. In chapter 13, He has just predicted and prophesied the betrayal of Judas Iscariot and the denial of...


John 14:16-31 The Other Counselor

As we continue our study of John's gospel, we come to chapter 14, beginning at verse 16, hear the word of God:

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you...


John 14:1-14 Comfort

Turn with me, if you would, in your Bibles, to the gospel of John. We are in the upper room, and are following the words and actions of Jesus in these final hours before He is arrested and taken to be tried and crucified. He has just, in chapter 13, predicted and prophesied the betrayal of Judas Iscariot, and the denial of Simon Peter, two...


Foot Washing John 13:1-7

As we continue in our studies in the gospel of John, we come to chapter 13, and to this incident that is recorded for us in the opening verses of the chapter of the washing of the feet of the disciples. Hear with me the word of God as we find it in the first verse of John 13.

“Now before the Feast of...


Little Donkey John 12:12-50

We continue our studies in John's gospel and we come now to chapter 12 and I'm going to read from verse 12 to verse 36.

On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout,...


John 12:1-11 “La Perfumerie

Last week we looked together at the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We didn't get to it last week due to time, but let me go back for a moment to John 11 and ask the question, “Why it is that John doesn't record anything at all of Lazarus’ reaction to being brought back from the dead.” He had been dead for...


John 11:1-57 A Bad Odor

Turn with me to John 11. We have a lengthy portion of Scripture to read and perhaps one of the most exciting narratives in the Scriptures, let alone the gospel of John. It would be wonderful if we could pretend to read passages like this as if it we’d never heard them before because the climax comes right at the end of the...


John 10: 1-21 The Lord's My Shepherd

Tonight we come to chapter 10 in John's gospel and we're going to read the first 21 verses. We’re going to read the parable of the good shepherd. Let's hear together the Word of God.

John 10:1-21

Thus far God's holy and inerrant word. Let's ask for God's blessing; let's pray together.

Our Father in heaven, we turn now to your...


John 6:15-25 Treading Water

So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone. Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them....


John 5:16-47 I've No Idea Who He Was

“For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own...


John 9:1 to 41 Who Sinned

Turn with me now to John's gospel, the ninth chapter, as we read this story of the healing of a man who had been born blind. Hear the Word of God.

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?" Jesus...

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