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The Final Week Before the Cross (Part 6) – The Gospels Merged

June 12, 2012 by  
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Section 139 – Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

      (Lk. 22:28-34; Jn. 13:36-38)

3 “You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; and just as my Father appointed a kingdom to Me, so do I appoint to you –that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
4 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.”
Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can’t I follow You now?”
Jesus answered, 3 “Simon, Simon, look: Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back –strengthen your brothers.” –But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You –both to prison and to death! 4 –I will lay down my life for You.”
3 But 4 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for Me? I tell you the truth, 3 Peter –the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.”

Section 140 – Jesus’ Farewell Address

      (Jn. 14:1-31)

4 “Do not let your heart be troubled. TBelieve in God –believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you –for I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with Me –so that where I am, you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going –how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would also have known My Father. From now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with all of you for such a long time, Philip, and you still do not know Me? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. –How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own authority, but the Father Who lives in Me does His works. Believe Me, that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me –or else, believe because of the works themselves. Truly, I tell you the truth: he who Ubelieves in Me, will also do works that I do –and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me for anything in My name –I will do it.
“If you love Me, you will obey My commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another VCounselor, that He may be with you forever –that is, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him because He lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me –because I live, you will also live. On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me; and whoever loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You are going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My word –and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not obey My words –and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.
“I have spoken these things to all of you while I am still with you. But the VCounselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name –He will teach you all things and will remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you –My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled –neither let it be afraid.
“You heard Me say to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father –because the Father is greater than I. And I have told you now –before it happens– so that when it happens, you may believe. I will not speak with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming –but Whe has no power over Me. And I do exactly as the Father commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.
“Get up, let us go from here.


(Jn. 15:1-27)

4 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that does not bear fruit –and every branch that does bear fruit, He Xprunes it, so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Live on in Me –and I will live on in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who lives in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not live in Me, he is thrown out like a trimmed branch and dries up. Then they gather up such branches, and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this: that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love. If you obey My commands, you will live on in My love –just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
“This is My commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this –that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing –but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain –so that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give it to you. This I command you, that you love one another.
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would have loved you as its own –but since you do not belong to the world (but I chose you out of the world) therefore the world hates you. Remember the words that I said to you: A ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you too; if they obeyed My word, they will obey yours also. But they will do all these things to you because of My name, for they do not know the One who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin –but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates Me hates My Father too. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin –but now they have seen the works and hated both Me and My Father. But this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their Law: “They hated Me without a cause.’
“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father –that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father– He will testify about Me. And you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.


“No Contradictions:
Four Gospels Merged: A Harmony”

by R. Totten (c) 2003

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