Joy to the World!

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2018 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

As I sat down to write this post, I felt a combination of fear, dread and grumbliness. The (admittedly lame) reason? I suddenly realized that I have approximately 2,894,327 days’ worth of work to finish before the end of the year.

God wants to replace our fear, dread and grumbles with JOY. Here’s what the angel said to the shepherds when he announced Jesus’ birth:

Jesus on Joy

joyWe 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 series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic? JESUS ON JOY:

Rejoice When Persecuted

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

Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”:

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

(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

We’re in the midst of reviewing 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command:

Grief to Joy

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

It’s Jesus’ last week on earth. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Yesterday, he gave a dissertation on the Holy Spirit. Today, he starts off with this rather provocative statement:

Gardening with God

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

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

Today’s topic? Gardening:

Jesus’ First Miracle

GUWG-WineWe kicked off the year with our official 2018 GUWG resolution:

KNOW JESUS MORE NOW

We’re examining every single syllable uttered by Jesus in the Gospels. Today’s topic: turning water into wine.

Jesus, his mom and the disciples were invited to a wedding. Weddings were an even bigger production back then, lasting up to an entire week.

The drama starts:

VERSE-O-RAMA Day 2

Yesterday, we kicked off VERSE-0-RAMA 2017. I shared my favorite verse and then asked y’all to share yours.

Here’s a great little verse to start off the day passed along by one of our visitors. Pray through it right now and then repeat it any time you feel the least bit stressed, depressed, angry and/or freaked out.