Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection

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

After healing the demon-possessed boy, Jesus took his disciples and withdrew from the crowds so that he could teach them. He started by again predicting his coming death and resurrection:

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

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

Now that the disciples are starting to understand who Jesus really is, he gives them this rather sobering foretaste of where things are heading:

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:

Does the Resurrection Matter?

One last Easter-related post before we resume our regularly scheduled programming …

Here’s a question to ask yourself today:

What difference does Jesus’ resurrection make in my life?

While you’re pondering that, flip open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 15, the Apostle Paul’s resurrection dissertation. Here’s what it says:

Happy Resurrection Day!

Jesus is alive!

That simple fact changes everything forever.

Surely He was the Son of God!

Yesterday, Jesus died on the cross.

Or so it seemed.

Rather astonishing eyewitness reports are pouring in from all over. According to those accounts:

The Resurrection and the Life

GUWG-ResurrectionWe 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 with these three answers: Son of Man, Son of God and Messiah.

Now we’re in the midst of eight “I am” statements Jesus made that further define who he is. The first four: the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Gate and the Good Shepherd.

Today’s “I am” is embedded in a story about a man named Lazarus.