Jesus On Jesus

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

Today, we begin a deeeeep dive into a really BIG question: Who did Jesus say he is?

Let’s kick things off with another question: What title did Jesus use most often to refer to himself?

The answer? Son of Man. In fact, that phrase appears a whopping 82 times in the Gospels.

That title emphasized both Jesus’ humble humanity and his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. God’s people had been waiting centuries for these words from Daniel to come to fruition:

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

(Daniel 7:13-14)

Jesus proclaimed himself as the fulfillment of that prophecy in this rather panoramic collection of verses:

He Has Risen!

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

Jesus was crucified. The disciples were devastated. It looked like all hope was lost. Literally.

But then Jesus began to appear to his followers. Yesterday, we discussed Jesus’ first appearance after his resurrection — to Mary Magdalene, out of whom “he had cast seven demons.”

Next he appeared to other women, including Salome and Mary, the mother of James. Like the other Mary, they had gone to visit the tomb. But when they got there, they discovered it empty and had this rather shocking conversation with an angel:

Cross Over

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

Jesus continues the discussion started yesterday about who he is and why he came:

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.”