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What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification in John 17:19?

John 17:19 (NASB) For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification? ...
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Does anything about the disciples’ position with God change now that they are Christ’s and not just the Father’s?

John 17:6 (NASB) I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Does anything about the disciples’ ...
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Possible Gospel timeline contradiction regarding John the Baptist's imprisonment and the calling of the disciples [closed]

The chronology in Matthew 4 states that after Jesus' temptation, he heard that John the Baptist had been taken into custody, so he returned to Galilee and began his preaching ministry and called his ...
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Matt 15:33 - Are the Disciples really this dense? What explains their inability to integrate the lesson from the recent feeding of the 5000? [closed]

Matthew 15:33-34 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They ...
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Why does Jesus seek out Philip in John 1:43?

In John's Gospel, we read that Jesus sought Philip in Galilee: John 1:43-44: "The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, 'Follow Me.'” It seems ...
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"Let the dead bury the dead" Matt 8:21,22 How does Jesus' rebuke of a follower here hold water when it comes to honoring one's Father or Mother

"Let the dead bury the dead" Matt 8:21,22 There are at least 35 bible verses (Ex 20:12; Lev 19:13, for example) that talk about the importance of honoring one's Father or/and Mother and yet ...
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How did Peter, James and John know that the two figures (Matthew 17:3) beside Christ at his transfiguration were Moses and Elijah?

Having never seen Moses and Elijah how did the disciples recognised them? Also there were no evidence that Jesus introduced them to the disciples. If the recognition was ”in spirit” what would that ...
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Why were the disciples sent in pairs in Mark 6:7?

Why were the disciples sent "two by two" by Jesus? I read it might have to do with cultural Jewish tradition of "two witnesses" being needed or desirable to corroborate a fact, or ...
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Did Judas drink at the Last Supper?

In reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John about the Last Supper, it's clear that Judas received the sop/morsel/bread. Everything in the numerous Bible versions in https://biblehub.com/ seems to support ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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Why is the word "disciple" rarely used by anyone except Jesus?

Luke 14:26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even their own life--such a person cannot be my disciple [μαθητής]. Why is the ...