In His Word
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for August 2016

“weep for yourselves”

August 30, 2016

When women “mourned and lamented” as He was being led away to be crucified, Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.  For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never […]

“given you from above”

August 25, 2016

When Pilate said he had the authority to release and to crucify Him, Jesus said, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above;” (John 19:11a). Pilate had a LOT of authority.  He held the power of life or of death – at his word someone could indeed be […]

“everyone who is of the truth”

August 18, 2016

When questioned by Pilate about being a king, Jesus said, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37). To hear Jesus’ voice means to […]

“not of this world”

August 16, 2016

When questioned by Pilate about being a king, Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” (John 18:36). Since […]

“ask those who have heard…they know…”

August 11, 2016

When questioned about His disciples and teaching, Jesus said, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret.  Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know […]

“this is your hour”

August 9, 2016

When the crowd came for Him, Jesus said, “When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” (Luke 22:53).  They were not able to lay hands on Jesus before, but now they could because God gave […]

“to fulfill the Scriptures”

August 4, 2016

After telling Peter to put up his sword, Jesus said, “How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?” (Matthew 26:54).  He then said to the crowd, “But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets.” (:56). Jesus knew the Scriptures.  He also knew their […]

“the cup the Father has given me”

August 2, 2016

When Peter tried to defend Him, Jesus said, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18:11).  Jesus prayed for the Father to remove the cup if it was His will (Mark 14:36).  When it was clear it was not, He accepted what the Father […]