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Archive for January 2015

“need of a physician”

January 30, 2015

The Pharisees and scribes grumbled when Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners (Luke 5:29-30).  Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (:31-32). Webster defines physican as “a person […]

“your sins are forgiven”

January 29, 2015

One time when a paralytic was brought to Jesus He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” (Luke 5:20).  “The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, ‘Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?’” (:21).  To prove that He was God and had the authority to forgive […]

“fishers of men”

January 28, 2015

Jesus entered Simon’s boat and said, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:1-4).  They did and caught enough fish to almost sink two boats (:5-7).  When Simon told Jesus he wasn’t worthy to be in His presence, Jesus said, “Do not fear, from now on you […]

“the kingdom of heaven”

January 27, 2015

When Jesus said, “Repent,..”  He also said why: “…for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17).  He sent out the twelve on the limited commission to preach this same message (10:7).  Matthew was the only one to record Jesus speaking about the kingdom of heaven (Luke referred to “the kingdom of God”), which […]


January 26, 2015

Do you know the first recorded word in the New Testament that “Jesus began to preach and to say”?  “Repent,…” (Matthew 4:17).  Mark’s first recorded sentence of Jesus’ teaching includes the word “repent,…” (Mark 1:15).  Luke ended his Gospel by recording when Jesus said that “repentance and forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His […]

“He has sent Me”

January 23, 2015

“And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.  And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, ‘The Spirit of […]

“lift up your eyes”

January 22, 2015

As Jesus spoke to His disciples at the well in Samaria, He said, “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” (John 4:35).  Fields of grain waving in the […]

“the will of Him who sent Me”

January 21, 2015

While Jesus was at the well in Samaria, His disciples brought food and urged Him to eat, to which He said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” (John 4:31-34).  One chapter later Jesus again emphasized His submissive role when He said, “I can do […]

“spirit and truth”

January 20, 2015

The Samaritan woman at the well talked to Jesus about the place to worship, and He told her the time was coming when the place would not matter (John 4:20-21).  Something else is more important: “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; […]

“living water”

January 19, 2015

Jesus surprised the Samaritan woman at the well by asking her for a drink (John 4:1-9).  He puzzled her when He talked about having water that He could give her – living water (:10-12).  He explained it saying, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I […]