The Time Has Come

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Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

From that time on Jesus began to preach the good news of God: “The time has come,” he said, “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

(Luke 4:14-15, Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:14-15)

Jesus’ first recorded sermon clocked in at a mere 17 words. Today, we’ll examine the first 11.

Open Your Eyes

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Jesus is having a deeeeep discussion with a not-all-that-holy woman at a well. First, he revealed to her that he is the living water that satisfies our deepest need forever. Then, he revealed that he is the long-awaited Messiah.

Here’s what happened next, according to eyewitness accounts:

“I am he.”

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

Jesus is having a deeeeep discussion with a not-all-that-holy woman at a well. Yesterday, he revealed to her that he is the living water that satisfies our deepest need forever.

Today, he drops an even bigger bombshell:

Living Water

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Jesus is on his way to Galilee. Here’s what happened next, according to eyewitness reports:

Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

God’s Big Plan

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Today we continue our discussion started yesterday here about one of the most famous conversations in human history. To recap, Nick, a religious leader, came to see Jesus to find out more about the man and his mission. Jesus described the necessity of a spiritual rebirth and then uttered these beautiful words, the most frequently quoted in the entire Bible:

Spiritual Rebirth

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Today we’ll focus on Part 1 of one of the most famous conversations in human history:

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

Believe

GUWG-Empty-TombWe continue our KNOW JESUS MORE NOW series where we’re examining every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels.

Yesterday here we discussed how Jesus freaked everyone out by flipping over tables, scattering coins and driving people and animals out of the temple courts with a whip.

Not surprisingly, the religious leaders weren’t too happy with Jesus. That triggered this all-important exchange: