If we can only abide, God makes up the rest. Jesus uses John 15 to show us how He's not only the vine, but our ability to even grow branches.
Author: Cory Mandina (Cory Mandina)
Jesus washed His disciples' feet, including those of the one who not only denied Him (Peter), but betrayed Him to death (Judas Iscariot).
It starts with feet washing, and ends with a glimpse of what is to come with the Holy Spirit. This is the start of what awaits in John 13-14.
Mary's sacrifice of pouring expensive perfume on Jesus' feet captures everything about His glory we've learned about Him in John thus far.
As the "Book of Signs" ends in John 11, the "Book of Glory" begins in John 12 ... and it will ultimately take us all the way to the Cross.
It was never really about Lazarus ... not entirely anyways. Jesus had far more in mind for everyone than simply raising Lazarus from the dead.
A certain man was ill, Jesus makes the claim "I Am", Jesus shows himself to be fully God and fully man
Do you believe this? That's the question Jesus poses to Martha and what He wanted everyone who saw Lazarus being raised to also answer.
Among other things in John 10, we see Jesus is not only the Good Shepherd, but someone who takes ownership of His sheep and always protects.
Jesus not only provides the “door” to freedom, but He comes from behind us to keep us safe in Him, and makes His way to the front to lead us.