The second half of the Book of John Ch. 13-21 explained with illustrations
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This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought through the second half of the Book of John Ch. 13-21.

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Tim Mackie is a Pastor of Door of Hope church and a Professor at Western Seminary –


32 thoughts on “Read Scripture: John Ch. 13-21

  1. Your description of the Holy Spirit troubles me. It gives the impression that he is just some impersonal force of love and not the 3rd person of the trinity.

    • Hey there Michael, thanks for the feedback. I’m curious how our description led you to think an impersonal force. We were explicitly trying to counter that idea by using the word “personal” when we said the Spirit “is that loving personal presence that will come to live in his people and draw them into the love between the Father and the Son.” The Spirit is a personal presence, distinct from the Father and Son, who draws people into their community of divine love. So amazing! John uses different language, but describes the same idea that Paul does in Galatians 4:6-7 or Romans 8:14-15: The spirit invites us into the Father’s love for the Son and for all his sons and daughters.

    • Hey again. Thanks for the quick reply. I know it wasn’t your intention to give off that impression. And after rewatching the video in light of what you said I realized where you stressed the personhood of the Spirit.In some places, however, the wording might be somewhat confusing for a non-trinitarian such as 2:20 – 2:25 . I bring this up because im a Lebanese Presbyterian and I use your videos to witness to my Muslim and atheist friends. I even once had my Cultural Studies professor stream your “Gospel of Matthew ” videos for the class (which was Muslim). Anyways keep up the good work. God Bless you.

  2. These videos are such a blessing to me. They really tie the whole of the books together. I plan on using them for my Sunday school class as we study the Gospels this year. Thank you so much for using your gifts and the avenue of illustrations and accessible videos to glorify God. Keep furthering His kingdom!

    • yeah that’s a good idea we christians gotta stop following the catholic doctrines worshipping God on Sunday cuz it is for the Satan, we gotta worship God all day every day and we should keep the sabbath which is Saturday, it is mandatory for God because it is the day of the Lord , and jesus say if you love me we should keep his commandment. so we gotta keep all the commandment so we can be the true sons of God the father and the son of our Lord jesus christ

  3. John 20:31
    But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    This is what the Gospel of John is Really all about.
    If you trust on Jesus Christ alone for salvation, you have eternal life and you will never perish.

    • Please disregard the hate coming from Timothy and anyone else. He was just looking to pick a fight, hence why he ASKED what your denomination is. I used to be a part of the LDS church, so I understand your feelings regarding Christians misrepresenting Christianity. I was greatly appalled when I discovered such hate from –some– Christians regarding Mormons; how it isn’t a denomination, or that Mormons aren’t Christians. When it is, in fact, the opposite. Christian – N – a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings. That’s like me claiming Catholics are not a denomination, or Christian, because they pray to other Saints.

    • Tanser Shinasi Hey, guys, is this how you’re gonna treat each other. We were made to glorify God and are the living image of him. Think about what just happened.

    • So I basically get most of your doctrines right according to you yet somehow I am not getting it at all. Well that’s nice.
      As for the black spirit babies here you go : https:// www .youtube .com /watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk
      It begins at min 1: 00.
      That doctrine existED and was taken out conviniently.

      Mormonism is a fanfiction of Christianity, and I say that in all honesty LOL.
      James 2 establishes that we must not only have faith in God but also be on his team, because demons also believe yet aren’t saved.
      And the first work which seals the deal is the confession of faith, something which is given by God through faith.
      For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God and he counted it to him for righteousness.

      The Trinity does make sens, you’re just like Muslims who pretend it doesn’t because your holy book is too dull to comprehend it.
      1 nature, 3 persons. Look up “The Trinity EXplained” by InspiringPhilosophy.

  4. Roman Soldier: Are you Jesus?
    Jesus: I am.
    Roman Soldier: So you’re Jesus the Messiah? or are you saying you are YHWH the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob? Can you clarify? Since the writings of Moses identifies God as the I AM, even though I don’t know Hebrew, I hear the correct translation is “I will become what I will become”, but since we don’t worship YHWH or read your Jewish bible, because we are Roman soldiers, I have to be surprised when you answer I AM, because I have a tendency to read into things, like most people aren’t doing during this momentous time. So who did you say you are again?

  5. So in the last chapter, Jesus is actually telling to “feed the sheep” ie.. if anyone is hungry, go and offer him food be it animal or human… is the basic of this chapter en-lights that ?
    Please reply.

  6. This is such a blessings to me.I keep on forgetting what I studied specially Old Testament. This is an amazing video, feel like I’m being in a Bible collage teaching so systematically. Really Blessed. May God bless you for all the work you do.

  7. The kingdom of God is most certainly not FOR this world. It is at enmity with with world. It is for the captive that are trapped in this world, but not the world itself. The saints are FROM this world but are NOT OF this world. This is why it is crucial to lay hold of a Holy Bible not just a Bible. One needs a King James Bible.

    John 18:36
    Jesus answered, My kingdom is NOT OF this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    John 8:23
    And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are OF this world; I am NOT OF this world.

    John 15:19
    If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are NOT OF the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    Being from the world is not the problem, all saints must be FROM the world, being OF the world is the problem. What does it mean to oppose Christ? It means you are FOR this world. The Almighty wants you to be for HIS WORLD, HIS KINGDOM not this one. If Messiah is for this world why is he going to DESTROY IT? There will be a new heaven and a new earth. His kingdom is in hearts and assembly of the saints but one day there will be a physical kingdom, New Jerusalem descending out of heaven.

    John 17:14
    I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are NOT OF the world, even as I am not of the world.

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