10 February 2018 Verse of the Day

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!  (2 Corinthians 9:15 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
Joh 13:1
  It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 
Joh 13:2  The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 
Joh 13:3  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 
Joh 13:4  so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 
Joh 13:5  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 
Joh 13:6  He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 
Joh 13:7  Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 
Joh 13:8  “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” 
Joh 13:9  “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 
Joh 13:10  Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 
Joh 13:11  For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. 
Joh 13:12  When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 
Joh 13:13  “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 
Joh 13:14  Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 
Joh 13:15  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 
Joh 13:16  Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 
Joh 13:17  Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. 
Joh 13:18  “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.’ 
Joh 13:19  “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 
Joh 13:20  Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 
One of You Will Betray Me
Joh 13:21  After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 
Joh 13:22  His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 
Joh 13:23  One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 
Joh 13:24  Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.” 
Joh 13:25  Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 
Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 
Joh 13:27  As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 
Joh 13:28  But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 
Joh 13:29  Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 
Joh 13:30  As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night. 
A New Commandment
Joh 13:31  When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 
Joh 13:32  If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. 
Joh 13:33  “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. 
Joh 13:34  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 
Joh 13:35  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
Joh 13:36  Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” 
Joh 13:37  Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 
Joh 13:38  Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! 

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life
Joh 14:1
  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 
Joh 14:2  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 
Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 
Joh 14:4  You know the way to the place where I am going.” 
Joh 14:5  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 
Joh 14:6  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 
Joh 14:7  If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 
Joh 14:8  Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 
Joh 14:9  Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 
Joh 14:10  Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 
Joh 14:11  Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 
Joh 14:12  Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 
Joh 14:13  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 
Joh 14:14  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Joh 14:15  “If you love me, keep my commands. 
Joh 14:16  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 
Joh 14:17  the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 
Joh 14:19  Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 
Joh 14:20  On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 
Joh 14:21  Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” 
Joh 14:22  Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” 
Joh 14:23  Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 
Joh 14:24  Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. 
Joh 14:25  “All this I have spoken while still with you. 
Joh 14:26  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 
Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 
Joh 14:28  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 
Joh 14:29  I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 
Joh 14:30  I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 
Joh 14:31  but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard