Christmas in a Word

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

If you had to define Christmas in one word, what would it be?

Here’s how the Bible answers that question: LOVE.

The man known as “the disciple Jesus loved” said:

Love For Christmas

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.

If there’s one word that reverberates throughout the Christmas story, it’s this:

LOVE

Jesus on Love

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

We recently started a new series: JESUS ON …

We’ll be taking a look at what Jesus said about a variety of absolutely critical, life-altering subjects in his own words with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic? JESUS ON LOVE.

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:

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.

Looooove Jesus and Feed His Sheep

GUWG-Feed-SheepWe 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 is about to leave Earth. He had one last breakfast with his disciples and then he took Peter aside and asked him three simple questions:

Love Your Enemies

GUWG-Love-FishWe 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 kicked things off with Jesus’ Big 2. Jesus said that there are no commands greater than these:

  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)

Jesus’ other commands teach us what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s what we’ve covered so far: