Father, Son and Us

GUWG-HeartWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deeeeep dive into this rather provocative question: Who did Jesus say he is?

We started by looking at the title Jesus used most often to refer to himself: Son of Man. For the past few days we’ve been examining another: Son of God.

After Jesus declared that “no one comes to the Father except through me” and “If you really know me, you will know my Father,” Philip chimed in with this request:

Father and Son are One

GUWG-Sheep-Believe-NewWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deeeeep dive into this rather provocative question: Who did Jesus say he is?

Yesterday, we reported on a clash between Jesus and the religious leaders over his claims that God was his Father.

That was just one of many. In another episode, some of the leaders gathered around Jesus, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense. If you are Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Here’s how Jesus responded:

Like Father Like Son

GUWG-Jesus-CrossWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a deeeeep dive into a really BIG question: Who did Jesus say he is?

Yesterday, we looked at Jesus’ first words in the Bible. Right off the bat, he referred to God as his Father.

That claim led to a public clash with the religious leaders. They considered it blasphemy punishable by death because Jesus was “calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” (John 5:18)

How did Jesus answer the religious leaders with his life on the line? He didn’t back down and told ’em the truth:

Jesus’ First Words

GUWG-Jesus-HeartWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Yesterday, we began taking a deeeeep dive into a really BIG question: Who did Jesus say he is?

We kicked things off with another question: What title did Jesus use most often to refer to himself?

The answer: Son of Man. We then examined lots of verses illustrating what he meant.

Today, we’ll start with another question: What were Jesus’ very first words in the Bible?

Jesus On Jesus

GUWG-LightningWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today, we begin a deeeeep dive into a really BIG question: Who did Jesus say he is?

Let’s kick things off with another question: What title did Jesus use most often to refer to himself?

The answer? Son of Man. In fact, that phrase appears a whopping 82 times in the Gospels.

That title emphasized both Jesus’ humble humanity and his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. God’s people had been waiting centuries for these words from Daniel to come to fruition:

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

(Daniel 7:13-14)

Jesus proclaimed himself as the fulfillment of that prophecy in this rather panoramic collection of verses:

Do What Jesus Says

GUWG-Love-One-AnotherWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

For the past several weeks we’ve been attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

We began with Jesus’ Big 2 Commands:

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

As Jesus said, “There is no commandment greater than these” and “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

Below is a handy list of the 50 commands we covered that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Print it out. Mediate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it. And then ask the Holy Spirit to help you DO it.

Go Make Disciples

GUWG Go YellowWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

We now come to Jesus’ final command — the Great Commission: