October 23

Today’s Reading: John 1:35-4:54, Luke 3:19-20

Highlights: After His baptism and temptation Jesus ministry begins. Jesus begins to build a group of followers near the Sea of Galilee, He performs His first sign at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and then travels to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem He speaks with Nicodemus about the need to be born again and confronts the people buying and selling in the temple. He returns to Galilee through Samaria, and back in Capernaum heals a nobleman’s son. Meanwhile, John has been put into prison.

Did Jesus understand that he was ultimately going to die on the cross? What does He say (or what is said about Him) that shows this was clearly his purpose in coming into the world? (See John 1:36, 2:19-21, 3:14-16).

There is a lot of material in these daily readings. Please feel free to make a comment or ask a question about anything else that you find interesting!


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4 Responses to October 23

  1. Mary K

    These verses point to the purposefulness of Jesus coming to earth.

  2. He knew He must die so we might have ‘everlasting life and not perish’ Redemption and salvation. The John 2-19, 20 and John 3-14 reference to His death, the temple and being lifted up, I see the reference to His own death….I don’t understand how John 1-35 shows His awareness of His death, tho.
    Book of John one of my favorites!

  3. Andrew

    I have no doubt that Jesus knew His purpose from the beginning. We can see His devotion to carrying out His task from the get go.

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