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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...


Poolside Miracle John 5:1-15

After these things there was a feast of the Jews and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem a sheep gate a pool which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porticos. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame and withered waiting for the moving of the waters. For an angel of the Lord went...


John 8:31-50 B’nai Abraham

Turn in your Bibles to the gospel of John 8:31 and we’ll be reading through to the end of the chapter. Hear the word of God.

“Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”



John 4:43-54 Another Sign

If you’ll open your Bible to John 4:43. This is the healing of the Nobleman's son. Hear the word of God.

After the two days he left for Galilee. (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem...


John 8:12-30 The Light of the World

Turn with me to John 8. We are going to pass over for this week the story of the adulterous woman, the account we find in verses 1-11, there is an enormous textual problem with that story; but that's not the reason I'm passing over it tonight. I hope to include an illusion to that next week in the next passage....


John 4: 27-42 Revival in Small-town Samaria

Turn in your Bibles to the gospel of John, the fourth chapter verse 27-42. This is our Missions Conference week, and this morning we were focusing in the worship service on Psalm 67, the theme for the entire conference. We were reminded of the theme of that Psalm summarized by the title of John Piper's book Let the Nations Be Glad...


John 7 Who is He?

Turn with me to John 7. We’re working our way through the gospel of John and we are going to attempt to look at the whole of this chapter this evening. Hear the word of God as we find it in chapter 7 beginning at the first verse.

John 7

May God bless the reading of His word. May we...


John 6:25-72 Questions and Grumbles

Turn with me to the gospel of John chapter 6 beginning at verse 25. Jesus has just walked on the Sea of Galilee over to Capernaum. The folks who had gone to the eastern shore of Galilee have now made their way back to the northwestern shore hiring water taxis, perhaps, in order to do that. Since Jesus had been left on the...


John 4:1-26 Temptation at the Well

Please turn with me to the gospel of John, chapter 4.

The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples. When the Lord learned of this, He left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Now He had to go through Samaria. So He came...


John 6:1 to 15 What Difference Does a Few Thousand Make?

After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of...


John 3:22-26 Trust or Reject Him

Please open your Bibles to John 3:22, as we continue our study of John's gospel.

“After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them baptizing. John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people were coming and were being baptized— John had not...


John 3:1-21 Born-again Christians

We come now in our study to one of the most familiar passages in the Scripture in the third chapter of John. Hear now the inerrant, infallible word of God:

“Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You have come from...


John 2:12-25 Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness

We've just been looking together in John, chapter two, at the story of the wedding in Cana of Galilee at which Jesus gave the first sign of His native glory and deity, the changing of water into wine-180 gallons of it. This, as John comments, was the first of His signs which He did in Cana of Galilee. Many have studied...


John 2:1-11 Invitation to a Wedding

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour...


John 1:19-34 A Voice in the Boonies

Turn with me to the gospel of John. Everybody loves John's gospel. It's the gospel Billy Graham sends every recent, new-born convert to read. I was wondering as we were praying together this evening, when was your first experience of reading John's gospel? And you can never tire of John's gospel. Every time you read it, there is something new and...


John 1:1-18 The Word From Above

We are going to look at the gospel of John, and the series is going to be called, “That You May Believe.” Many of you, of course, will be familiar that that is the purpose of John's gospel, because it's in the 20th chapter that “these things are written so that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”


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