Team Hally is excited to announce our Book of John 21 Week Challenge! Join us as we read one chapter of John each week for the next 21 weeks. This 21-week plan goes chapter-by-chapter through John’s gospel and is perfect for both new and seasoned believers to take a deeper look into the Great Story that’s All About Jesus. Will you take the challenge?
Whether you regularly read the Bible or it’s been too long time since you studied God’s Word, there’s something for everyone who sets aside a few minutes each week to read a chapter of John. By the time you finish, we are confident that you will grow in your walk with God, while also having a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what he came to do.
“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.” – John 20:1
“This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” – John 2:11
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:14
Today as you drink from your favorite water bottle remember that you will always be thirsty again! Jesus was just like us in his earthly body and he got thirsty. What he is talking about to the woman at the well is water that washes away our sins and makes us clean so that we may have eternal life. Have you drank of the water Jesus gives?
“When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” – John 5:6
Jesus sees your hurt and pain today! He sees us right where we are and wants to heal our hearts! Do you want him to heal your brokenness today?
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” – John 6:35
Every time we eat or drink we will be hungry and thirsty again so what does Jesus mean here? He’s telling the crowd to eat and drink of spiritual things that will satisfy for eternity. The only way to be truly satisfied spiritually is to come to Jesus. Are you hungry and thirsty today for more than just temporary satisfaction?
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”- John 7:38
What or who are you believing in today? Jesus tells us that if we believe in him our hearts will be filled with life that comes from him and it is like a river flowing into our lives. Do you want this kind of water in your life?
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” – John 8:12
Do you ever feel like you can’t see where you are going or what you should do in life? Would you like to have peace each day? Jesus tells us that he is the light of the world and whoever follows him will not walk in darkness. Jesus wants you to follow him today and he will light up your darkness!
“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5
Jesus sought out this rejected blind man — this nobody, this beggar — and he is seeking you out right now. To make you a courageous worshiper of Jesus.
“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” – John 10:9
Sheep are vulnerable to predators and need protection from a shepherd. Jesus tells us he is the Good Shepherd who will save us when we choose to follow him and enter into his protection then we are safe from the enemy. He feeds us and cares for us spiritually.
“But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”” – John 11:4
When Hally got sick there were many friends and family praying for her healing. We believed that God had the power to heal her but we also trusted that he would be glorified even if she wasn’t healed. Because Hally had trusted in Jesus as her Savior for her sins, she is healed today as she is living eternally with Jesus.
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me…”. – John 12:26a
Today as I go about the work I have to do, am I following Jesus’ perfect example of how to treat others and how I complete my work? Is God part of my day or am I working in my own strength? Whatever I have to do today, help me to be humble and to willingly serve the perfect boss!
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – John 13:34
If we are to love as Jesus loved us, what did his love look like? Jesus’ love was willing to die for our sins, Jesus’ love forgave even before we asked for forgiveness, Jesus’ love never ends and Jesus’ love is for everyone!
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.'” – John 14:6-7
What does it mean to KNOW Jesus? Jesus tells us that if we believe in Him, he will send the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, to help us to keep God’s commandments. This truth assures us that He will never abandon us and that with Him, we will experience peace, joy, and the love of the Father. May you seek to know Jesus and his heart!
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 ESV
Jesus tells us in this verse that he is the vine and that we must be connected to him to have true life. Each of us can choose to be connected to many different things but life that will last for eternity ONLY comes in being connected to Jesus. What or who gives you life? Will that person or thing last forever?
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Often it is the constant little problems all day long that can become overwhelming and frustrating and cause us to lose our hope and joy. Today remember that Jesus tells us to take heart for in him is true peace!
Have you accepted Jesus’ invitation for peace?
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” – John 17:17
The word sanctify means set apart for a particular use. Jesus sets apart believers to obey God and to walk in holiness. Have you been set apart by Jesus? Are you reading God’s Word daily so you know how to obey Him?
“Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” – John 18:36a
On earth we all are part of different kingdoms (work, home, school, neighborhoods, families, countries, politics). Jesus separates himself from everything of this world by clearly stating that his kingdom is not of this world!
Are you part of the kingdom of God?
“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” – John 19:30
This verse means everything to the believer in Christ! Jesus paid the price for all sins by willingly dying on the cross. The debt each of us owes has been paid in full. Have you thanked Jesus today for his great love and sacrifice for you?
“but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” – John 20:31
Why do we read the Bible? So that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and have eternal life! Are you reading God’s word? Do you know what you believe?
“Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!’” – John 21:22
Jesus clearly tells Peter that we should not concern ourselves with what God is doing in someone else’s life. Each of us was created for a purpose and each one of us should follow Jesus and do the work he has called us to do and not compare! Are you following Jesus today?