Believe the Good News!

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

We’re discussing Jesus’ first recorded sermon: “The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Sunday, we analyzed the first 11 words. Yesterday, we focused on the 12th: “repent.” Today, we’ll examine the final 4.

Repent!

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

Yesterday, we started discussing Jesus’ first recorded sermon: “The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

We began by discussing the first 11 words. Today, we’ll focus on the 12th: REPENT.

The Time Has Come

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Here’s our next stop:

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

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

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

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

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: