Entries by Todd Hunter

John 18

Monday: John 18:1-11 Tuesday: John 18:12-18 Wednesday: John 18:19-27 Thursday: John 18:28-32 Friday: John 18:33-40 REFLECTION QUESTIONS: 1.    Once Jesus is bound and taken away by the temple guard, the remaining disciples are left standing alone. Put yourself among them. What are the thoughts going through your mind? What do you think you might have lost? 2.    In this text Peter appears to move from reckless courage (attacking the high priest’s servant with a sword) to tentative fear (his three denials). What do you think accounts for the shift in his behavior? Why do you think it is significant that both of these things take place as Peter positions himself in close proximity to Jesus? 3.    When Jesus speaks of testifying and belonging to […]

John 1 – 17

John 17 Monday: John 17:1-8 Tuesday: John 17:9-16 Wednesday: John 17:17-19 Thursday: John 17:20-24 Friday: John 17:25-26 REFLECTION QUESTIONS: 1. What stands out to you—what even do you feel—as you become aware that here you are listening in on this most intimate of moments, often hidden in the Gospels: Jesus the Son actually praying to his Father? 2. As Jesus prays to be glorified that all might have “eternal life” (now and forever!), over which people and places is the Spirit prompting you to pray, “Hallowed be thy name, Lord”—that this person, these people, might glorify (“hallow”) and be saved by Jesus’ name? 3. As you hear Jesus pray for unity among all those who believe, what is the Spirit […]

A Clearer View

Jesus seemed to have rich and full life. One might even say he was busy. But he was never out of control, never in a hurry. He maintained his pace and his poise through an ongoing conversation with his Father. He said: I only do the things I see my father doing… (John 5:19) I don’t do anything on my own… (John 5: 30) I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me… (John 6:38) I only say the things I see hear my Father saying… (John 12: 49, 50) Jesus was alert to God and others. He noticed people—especially the least, the last, the left out and the marginalized. […]