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Archive for October 2016

“you shall be My witnesses”

October 27, 2016

After telling the apostles it was not for them to know times fixed by the Father, Jesus said, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” […]

“It is not for you to know…”

October 26, 2016

When questioned by the apostles about when He would restore the kingdom to Israel, Jesus said, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;” (Acts 1:7). We like to know the answer to every question we may have, and in our instant information age […]

“make disciples”

October 20, 2016

In giving what is called the great commission, Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,…” (Matthew 28:19a).  To “make disciples” His apostles had to “preach the gospel…” (Mark 16:15).  That preaching included proclaiming the need for “repentance for forgiveness of sins” (Luke 24:47).  The apostles then had to do something to […]

“All authority has been given to Me”

October 13, 2016

Before ascending back to heaven, while addressing the eleven Jesus said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18). A lot of people want authority, but they don’t want the responsibility that comes with it.  Jesus took upon Himself the ultimate responsibility when He died on the cross for […]

“What is that to you?”

October 11, 2016

When Peter questioned Him about John, Jesus said, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” (John 21:22). Are you ever like Peter – too concerned about other people and not enough about yourself?  God has a plan for each of us in life.  It really […]

“Do you love Me more than these?”

October 7, 2016

After Simon Peter experienced one of his greatest catches of fish, Jesus said, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” – to which he said, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” (John 21:15). Do you love Jesus more than ________?  Fill in the blank with anything – family, money, […]

“Why are you weeping?”

October 4, 2016

When appearing to Mary after His resurrection, Jesus said, “Woman, why are you weeping?” (John 20:15).  Then to the women returning from the tomb He said, “Do not be afraid;…” (Matthew 28:9-10).  He later said to the disciples in the upper room, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” (Luke 24:36-38).  […]