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Joh_1:6           Characteristics of the Baptist

Joh_1:6           Witnessing to the Light

Joh_1:10         Blindness of Heart

Joh_1:14         Emmanuel!

Joh_1:14         The Immensity of Divine Love

Joh_1:14         The Most Stupendous Fact in History

Joh_1:14         The Attractiveness of Religion

Joh_1:18         The Only-Begotten Son

Joh_1:18         The Revelation of God to Man

Joh_1:23         A Message for To-day

Joh_1:26; Joh_1:33       The Unknown Christ

Joh_1:29         The Lamb of God

Joh_1:35-37      A Repeated Effort

Joh_1:45-46      Experience the Test of Truth

Joh_1:45-46      Prejudice Overcome

Joh_2:2  The Social Life of the Christian

Joh_2:5  Knowledge from Obedience

Joh_2:8  The Transforming Power of Christ

Joh_2:8  Achievement

Joh_2:11         Manifestation of Glory

Joh_2:11         The Unexpected Miracle

Joh_2:15-17      ‘My Father’s House’

Joh_2:23-24      Imperfect Faith

Joh_2:25         Christ’s Knowledge of Man

Joh_3:1  Nicodemus

Joh_3:2-3        A Momentous Interview

Joh_3:7  New Birth

Joh_3:9  The Puzzled Inquirer

Joh_3:14         The Gift of the Cross

Joh_3:16         The Magna Charta of Christianity

Joh_3:16         Three Mysteries

Joh_3:19         Out of Darkness into Light

Joh_3:29         The Joy of the Bridegroom’s Friend

Joh_4:7  Christ’s Longing for Human Sympathy

Joh_4:24         Worship

Joh_4:24         Spiritual Religion

Joh_4:35         Look on the Fields

Joh_4:37         Sowing and Reaping

Joh_4:42         Reasons for Faith

Joh_4:48-50      The Nobleman’s Son

Joh_5:4  The Troubling of the Waters

Joh_5:14         The Pardon of Sin

Joh_5:19         Submission and Service

Joh_5:28-29      The Two Resurrections

Joh_5:39         The Testimony of the Scriptures

Joh_5:39         Bible Reading

Joh_5:39         The Devotional Study of Scripture

Joh_5:39         The Doctrinal Study of Scripture

Joh_5:39         Christ’s Fulfilment of the Scriptures

Joh_5:46         The Testimony of Moses

Joh_5:46         Christ in the Old Testament

Joh_6:4-5        Christ and the Great Company

Joh_6:4-5        Love, Power, Order

Joh_6:4-5        Superficial, yet Profound

Joh_6:11         Co-operation with God

Joh_6:12         All Need Supplied

Joh_6:12         Let Nothing be Lost

Joh_6:14         Prophecy Fulfilled

Joh_6:15         The King and the Kingdom

Joh_6:21         Christ’s Presence in Trouble

Joh_6:27         The Labour Question

Joh_6:28-29      The Work of Faith

Joh_6:35         Spiritual Food

Joh_6:35         The Bread of Life

Joh_6:37         The Golden Promise

Joh_6:39         Impersonal Resurrection

Joh_6:48         Mystery and Religion

Joh_6:51         The Eucharist

Joh_6:57         The Food of the Saints

Joh_6:57         Christ’s Gift

Joh_6:61         A Spiritual Plummet

Joh_6:63         Words of Life

Joh_6:67         Falling Away

Joh_6:67         A Touching Appeal

Joh_6:68         Abiding with Christ

Joh_6:70-71      The Downfall of Judas

Joh_7:13         Ashamed of Jesus

Joh_7:17         Knowledge and Love

Joh_7:17         Knowledge and Understanding

Joh_7:18         The Negation of Self

Joh_7:37         Thirst Assuaged

Joh_7:39         The Progressive Work of the Spirit

Joh_7:46         The Words of Jesus

Joh_7:46         Christ’s Teaching

Joh_8:9  Alone with Jesus

Joh_8:11         Moral Offences

Joh_8:12         The Light of the World

Joh_8:12         Christ and Social Progress

Joh_8:12         The Light Giver

Joh_8:12         Walking in the Light

Joh_8:12         The Followers’ Reward

Joh_8:12         ‘The Light of Life’

Joh_8:21         Seeking in Vain

Joh_8:31         Discipleship

Joh_8:32         Freedom through the Truth

Joh_8:36         Christ the Liberator

Joh_8:36         ‘Free Indeed’

Joh_8:46         The Sinlessness of Christ

Joh_8:46         The Mystery of Evil

Joh_8:48         A Blasphemous Charge

Joh_8:51         How to Escape Death

Joh_9:1-3        The Mystery of Suffering

Joh_9:4  The Brevity of Life

Joh_9:4  The Purpose of Life

Joh_9:25         ‘One Thing I Know’

Joh_9:35         ‘Do We Believe?’

Joh_9:38         Belief and Worship

Joh_9:39         For Judgment

Joh_9:39-41      Responsibility and Sin

Joh_10:3         ‘The Porter of the Door’

Joh_10:3         The First Days of Spiritual Life

Joh_10:3         The Calling of the Sheep

Joh_10:4         The Sheep and the Shepherd

Joh_10:4         The Guiding Shepherd

Joh_10:4         The Voice of the Shepherd

Joh_10:9         Christ the Door

Joh_10:10        Motives of Work for God

Joh_10:10        The Gift of Life

Joh_10:11        The Good Shepherd

Joh_10:11        The Divine Shepherd

Joh_10:11        The Ideal Shepherd

Joh_10:14        Individual Knowledge

Joh_10:14        The Gentleness of Christ

Joh_10:14        ‘That I may Know Him’

Joh_10:14-15     Fourfold Knowledge

Joh_10:16        ‘All Souls are Mine’

Joh_10:16        The Unfolded Flock

Joh_10:16        The Church’s Mission

Joh_10:19        Not Peace, but a Sword

Joh_10:28        A Cluster of Grapes

Joh_10:37-38     The Evidence of the Miracles

Joh_11:1         The Discipline of Sickness

Joh_11:5         A Loved Family

Joh_11:6         Divine Delay

Joh_11:9         Life and Work

Joh_11:11        He Giveth His Beloved Sleep

Joh_11:16        ‘That we may Die with Him’

Joh_11:16        Thomas, the Devoted Disciple

Joh_11:25        The Mourner’s Hope

Joh_11:28        Characteristics of the Master

Joh_11:35        The Tears of Christ

Joh_11:35        Tears of Sympathy

Joh_11:43-44     The Raising of Lazarus

Joh_11:52        The Gathered Ones

Joh_12:3         An Offering of Love

Joh_12:7         A Good Work

Joh_12:12-14     The Triumphal Entry

Joh_12:21        A Great Aspiration

Joh_12:24        Death the Fulfilment of Life

Joh_12:24        Life Through Death

Joh_12:26        A Life of Service

Joh_12:27-28     The Sanctification of Sorrow

Joh_12:29        Voices of God

Joh_12:29        A Divided Crowd

Joh_12:32        The Attractive Power of Christ

Joh_12:32        The Christian Ideal

Joh_12:32        The Majesty of the Divine Humiliation

Joh_12:32        ‘The Power of God’

Joh_13:1         Perfect Love

Joh_13:1         Unto the End

Joh_13:7         The Mystery of Faith

Joh_13:13        The Call to Service

Joh_13:17        Missionary Service

Joh_13:17        Knowledge and Practice

Joh_13:23        The Beloved Disciple

Joh_13:23        On Jesus’ Bosom

Joh_13:25        A Pattern of Intercession

Joh_13:34        The New Commandment

Joh_13:34-35     Christian Philanthropy

Joh_14:1         Trouble and its Remedy

Joh_14:1         His only Son, Our Lord

Joh_14:2         The Father’s House

Joh_14:2         Communion with the Departed

Joh_14:2         Many Mansions

Joh_14:2         Sufficiency of Revelation

Joh_14:2         Heaven

Joh_14:2         The Lord’s Departure

Joh_14:6         The Living Way

Joh_14:6         Characteristics of Truth

Joh_14:6         The Christ Life

Joh_14:6         Living in Christ

Joh_14:6         Characteristics of Life

Joh_14:8         On Knowing God

Joh_14:9         Power through Christ

Joh_14:12        Greater Works

Joh_14:15-17     The Mission of the Spirit of Truth

Joh_14:15-17     Another Comforter

Joh_14:15-17     Grounds of Comfort

Joh_14:15-17     Comforter, Advocate, Guide

Joh_14:17        The Indwelling Christ

Joh_14:19        Life through Christ

Joh_14:21-23     Coming and Abiding

Joh_14:26        The Divine Teacher

Joh_14:27        The Peace of Christ

Joh_15:4         Abiding in Christ

Joh_15:5         The Union of Christ and the Believer

Joh_15:5         Apart from the Vine

Joh_15:11        Christian Joy

Joh_15:15        Friends of Jesus

Joh_15:26-27     Witness-Bearing

Joh_15:26-27     Witnessing for Christ

Joh_15:27        Qualifications for Witness

Joh_16:5         Christ’s Sorrowful Surprise

Joh_16:7         Christ and His People

Joh_16:7         The Guidance of the Spirit

Joh_16:7         Before Pentecost

Joh_16:8         Conviction of Sin

Joh_16:8         The Holy Spirit and the World

Joh_16:8         Convictions of the Spirit

Joh_16:8-9       The Reproof of the Comforter

Joh_16:12        Many Things to be Revealed

Joh_16:13        Guidance and Truth

Joh_16:13        The Spirit and the Church

Joh_16:14        Spiritual Revelation

Joh_16:14        The Function of the Paraclete

Joh_16:16        Absent and Present

Joh_16:16        The Little While

Joh_16:20        The Problem of Suffering

Joh_16:22        Joy which Abides

Joh_16:23        ‘In My Name’

Joh_16:33        Two Contrasted Conceptions

Joh_17:2         The Authority of Christ

Joh_17:3         The Only True God

Joh_17:4         The Work of Life

Joh_17:11        Christian Unity

Joh_17:15        Holy Keeping

Joh_17:17        Christian Sanctity

Joh_17:19        The Consecration of Personality

Joh_17:19        Secrets of Sanctity

Joh_17:21        Our Unhappy Divisions

Joh_17:21        Visible Unity

Joh_17:22        ‘One with Him’

Joh_17:24        Christ’s Wish for His People

Joh_18:1         Gethsemane

Joh_18:1         The Shadowed Garden

Joh_18:36        Not of this World

Joh_18:36        The Church and the State

Joh_18:37        The King Jesus

Joh_19:5         Lessons from Calvary

Joh_19:9         Pilate’s Question

Joh_19:15        The Crucifixion of the King

Joh_19:26-27     The Most Pathetic Phrase in God’s Word

Joh_19:26-27     The Word of Tender Care

Joh_19:26-27     The Identity of Human and Divine Love

Joh_19:26-27     Bereavement

Joh_19:28        The Thirst of Christ

Joh_19:28        The Words of Simple Human Nature

Joh_19:28        The Crisis Reached

Joh_19:28        The Appeal from the Cross

Joh_19:28        The Thirst for Fellowship

Joh_19:28        Divine Thirst

Joh_19:30        The Finished Word

Joh_19:30        The Victory of the Passion

Joh_19:30        ‘’Tis Finished, All is Finished’

Joh_19:38-39     From Cowardice to Confession

Joh_20:1         The Visit of Mary Magdalene

Joh_20:1         The Empty Tomb

Joh_20:6-7       The Testimony of the Grave-clothes

Joh_20:8         Easter Thoughts

Joh_20:9         The Power of His Resurrection

Joh_20:11        What Mary saw through her Tears

Joh_20:17        ‘Touch Me Not’

Joh_20:17        Reverence for the Supernatural

Joh_20:19        The Lord’s Day

Joh_20:19        The Message of Peace

Joh_20:23        The Remission of Sins

Joh_20:24        The Absence of Thomas

Joh_20:27        The Appearance to Thomas

Joh_20:29        The Beatitude of Faith

Joh_21:1         Christ’s Resurrection Life

Joh_21:4 (r.v.)  A Manifestation of the Risen Lord

Joh_21:6         The Right Side of the Ship

Joh_21:12        The Unchanging Christ

Joh_21:15        The Asking Christ

Joh_21:18        The Renewal of St. Peter

Joh_21:18        The Two Girdings

Joh_21:20        John the Evangelist