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.

Jesus on …

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

Yesterday we 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.

We kicked things off yesterday with what Jesus said about God the Father. Today’s topic? JESUS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Jesus on …

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

Just to recap, we kicked off the year with a deeeeep dive into each and every single syllable uttered by Jesus throughout the Gospels. We started at the beginning and worked our way chronologically to his very last words from the Cross.

We finished up yesterday with an even deeeeeeeeeper dive into two basic questions:

  1. Who exactly is Jesus?
  2. What exactly does he want us to do?

Today, we’re starting 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.

We’ll begin today with JESUS ON GOD.

Here is a greatest hits collection of verses straight from the mouth of Jesus reflecting what God the Father is like. Meditate on ’em. Marinate in ’em. Memorize ’em.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16)

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children  how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9-11)

Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35-36)

Look at the birds of the air; they don’t sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)

Do not be afraid. little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)

I AM

GUWG-I-AMWe 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 looking at eight “I am” statements Jesus made that further define who he is. We’ve covered seven: (1) the Bread of Life, (2) the Light of the World, (3) the Gate, (4) the Good Shepherd, (5) the Resurrection and the Life, (6) the Way, the Truth and the Life and (7) the True Vine.

Our final “I am” is “I AM!”:

The True Vine

GUWG-VineWe 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. We’ve covered six: (1) the Bread of Life, (2) the Light of the World, (3) the Gate, (4) the Good Shepherd, (5) the Resurrection and the Life and (6) the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Today’s topic? Gardening with God. Jesus says:

The Way, Truth and Life

GUWG-Cross-SkyWe 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 five: the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Gate, the Good Shepherd and the Resurrection and the Life.

Jesus next “I am” is from his final week on earth. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples:

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.