Friday, March 25, 2016

It is finished.

When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. - John 19:30

These are the last Words spoken by Jesus on the Cross at Calvary before his death and glorious Resurrection. Today on Good Friday we commemorate the final hours of Jesus' life as He was crucified and died for our sins.

Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit..." - John 12:23-24

In May of 2012, I set out to record all of the spoken Words of Jesus from each of the four Gospels. I have found so much treasure in His Words along the way. Thank you for the opportunity to share them with you.

This is my final post.
Conclusion: Jesus is Lord!

Monday, March 21, 2016

What Would You Do? A Poem.

Columbus made it back to Spain
In early fourteen ninety-three.
That is when he found an inn
And met three captains of degree.

Greeting them, he said, "I'm Chris.
And I just sailed across the sea.
I found new land where no one's been
Except my ships, my crew and me."

The skippers scoffed, "That's quite a tale.
But, sir, we wholly disagree.
For we have sailed the oceans too
And seen all that there is to see."

"I tell the truth. The world is round.
This I can prove no doubt to thee!
Go get your bags and thirty real,
Then come and sail beyond with me."

All red in tooth and claw, they laughed -
Old Ben, and Jasper and JT.
"The Earth is flat. We're sure of that.
We wouldn't ride with you for free!"

Monday, March 14, 2016

John 21:15-18

Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these? [He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him,] Tend My lambs. Simon, son of John, do you love Me? [He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him,] Shepherd My sheep. Simon, son of John, do you love Me? [Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him,] Tend My sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go. [Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him,] Follow Me! [Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” Jesus said to him,] If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

John 21:10-12

Bring some of the fish which you have now caught. [Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them,] Come and have breakfast.