Remember and Remain

GUWG-SupperWe 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.

Jesus used lots of graphic images to drive his messages deeeeep into the hearts of his followers.

Here’s what he said at the Last Supper:

Gardening with God

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Jesus is in his last days on the planet. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Today’s topic? Gardening:

Produce Fruit

GUWG-Grapes-2We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

It’s Jesus’ final week on earth. Today, he shares a parable that infuriated some of his listeners:

Repent or Perish

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

Some religious people of Jesus’ day believed that calamities were the result of God’s disfavor. Jesus addressed that notion head-on by discussing two major events: (1) the massacre by the Romans of Galileans who had come to Jerusalem to worship and (2) the collapse of a tower in Siloam that killed eighteen people:

The Heart of the Matter

GUWG-What-are-you-full-ofWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today’s question: Was Jesus demon-possessed or Spirit-led? You be the judge:

They brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”

Start the Day Right

Here’s a little prayer based on one of my absolute all-time favorite Bible passages: Galatians 5 …

Good morning, God!

Please walk with me every step of the day and fill me to overflowing with your:

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Self-control

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re finishing up our look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Our final featured fruit: SELF-CONTROL.

Right before the Bible lists the fruit of the Spirit, it spells out in graphic detail the “fruit” of our uncontrolled sinful selves: drunkenness, sexual immorality, idolatry, hatred, rage and various other forms of discord, dissension and debauchery.