Red = Things Jesus said
that we can apply
Blue= Things Jesus did we
duplicate but need to grasp
Green= Things Jesus did
that we can do
Jesus was baptized. (Matthew 3:13-17)
It‟s the first thing on a followers of Christ to do list.
Jesus started his ministry by being baptized with
water. It‟s a symbol of new birth and repentance of
sin. Have you been baptized? What does it mean to
you? Or what is holding you back?
Before starting his new ministry Jesus prayed and
fasted. (Matthew 4:1-2)
How can we apply this to our life?
Jesus knows and quotes scripture. (Matthew 4:8-10)
To counter the attacks of the enemy and fight off
temptation as well as point to truth.
How can we make this our habit?
Jesus calls his disciples to “Come and See”. (John
There are no promises and no guarantees, just an
invitation to go along for the journey.
Jesus is committed to God‟s will and God‟s timing.
He was willing to wait for God‟s planned time for
events, and when it was time to act he acted. How can
we be more committed to God‟s timing in our lives?
Jesus helped friends in need, even if it brought no
benefit to himself. (Luke 2:33-35)
He helped out on the low wine situation. How can
imitate that? Giving when there is no benefit to
Jesus actions were a sign of the bigger picture. (John
He demonstrated the good news of the new covenant
of freedom with his actions. How can we demonstrate
the good news of freedom with our actions? What
actions would that be?
Jesus takes a stand for what is right. (John 2:12-22)
There‟s 2.5 million people giving him the awkward
eye in the temple, but he stands for his devotion to
God. How can we be so bold for what‟s right when
Jesus pushes our distraction aside that keeps us
from God. (John 2:22)
Even good things can keep us from God. What are
some good things keeping you from God?
Jesus is trustworthy, people believe in his name.
People trusted him, followed him, desired to spend
time with him. How can we be looked at exactly the
Jesus makes time for one on one. (John 2:23-25)
Jesus in the dark of night makes time for a public
enemy who has a question. We need to make time for
those in our lives pondering big questions. How can
we be more about the people and less about bad
Jesus changes the subject of conversation to fit the
need. (John 3:1-28)
Jesus find the real needs of people and offers them
answers, and stays away from pointless chat and
mulling around other topics, when serious things
need addressed. How can we be more like that?
How can we become aware of people‟s true needs
Jesus explains truth in a way man can understand.
How can we relay what we have found as truth in
relevant and easy to understand ways?
Jesus is the light. (John 3:19-21)
How can I be a light? How can I be the moon and
reflect the Son?
Jesus made baptizing important. (John 3:22-24)
Jesus group was baptizing people. Baptism was
vitally important to Jesus. If it wasn‟t he would have
left it up to John to do it, but he pushed it to the point
of bumping barriers with John. How can we make it
important to us?
Like before…Jesus is trustworthy. (John 3:27-36)
But this time in a different way. He has seen the
unseen. He can speak of both things seen in heaven
and on earth. How can we be trustworthy in this
way? Trustworthy in what we have seen on earth?
Trustworthy in what we have seen of heaven through
Jesus offers life complete. (John 3:27-36)
He offers abundant life, NOW. Not a happy life
necessarily, but a life filled of everything God has to
offer, that will far surpass human happiness when all
is said and done. In what ways can we live out this
Jesus slips under the radar at times to maintain his
effectiveness. (John 4:1-3)
Jesus knows that his witness can not be effective if
he is locked up by his enemies, so he backs away
from the major public eye for a bit. We can become
ineffective in our witness if we pound it visibly over
and over. There are moments when we need to
minister undercover until another opportunity arises.
What might this look like?
Jesus doesn‟t take the easy road. (John 4:1-3)
He doesn‟t go the long route that is comfortably away
from Samaria, he goes right through it knowing it will
give him difficult opportunities to share the Good
News. How can we imitate this?
Jesus doesn‟t follow the unspoken racial rules.
He doesn‟t stay clear of other races because
everyone is doing it. He doesn‟t fall in line with the
acts of hate. He in fact breaks the barriers and
reaches out. How can we cross the line in the same
Jesus uses what is surrounding him. (John 4:7-10)
You don‟t have to be creative. Jesus wasn‟t here.
He uses what is available. How can we think this
way. Use water to talk about living water, bread to
talk about the bread of life. Would it work in our
Jesus establishes the need first. (John 4:11-16)
Jesus tells Nicodemus he must be re-born because
he is asking theological question, he tells the woman
at the well on a dry sunny day that she needs living
water. How can we establish peoples needs?
Jesus is gracious in convicting. (John 4:17-18)
Jesus didn‟t go through the painful details, just stirred
up conviction. How can we use this in our
Jesus applauds honesty in facing sin. (John 4:17-
He doesn‟t turn and say, yuck, your are a nasty
sinner, he applauds the honesty and they move on to
the next step. How do we do this?
Jesus goes to Galilee even when rejection is
certain. (John 4:43-45)
Jesus return to his home region knowing that people
will not fully accept him as Savior, and they will turn
against him. How can we be similarly bold?
Jesus corrects those whose faith is weak. (John
Jesus uses this opportunity to tell all of Cana that
faith must come without a sign to be true. He tests
the man‟s faith by performing a miracle he can‟t see
but must simply believe. How can we practice faith in
Jesus miracle was a sign of changed lives. (John
Jesus used this miracle to change the lives of the
household of the royal official. Jesus has the power
to change lives from a distance. How can we share
of the change in our life to share the good news?
Jesus quotes Bible stories to make his point. (Luke
Jesus tells of past blessing from God to the Gentiles
to explain how it will be in the kingdom. How can we
use the Bible like Jesus?
Jesus can‟t be killed if he is not willing. (Luke 4:30)
Jesus has a date on the cross for our salvation and
nothing will keep him from it. We don‟t have a date
on the cross, but we have a mission to share about it.
How can we live like nothing will keep us from it?
Jesus makes time for studying God‟s Word with
others. (Mark 1:21-28)
He was busy, he had others things to do, and he was
God‟s son, who didn‟t necessarily need to be there.
Still he went.
Jesus recognized and took care of the demonized
and possessed. (Mark 1:21-28)
Jesus knows the reality of the spiritual realm and with
authority casts our demons and keeps them in check.
How can we take this reality seriously as well?
Jesus meets his friends requests. (Mark 1:29-31)
Jesus took time for the little things that were
important to his close friends. Such as Peter‟s in-
laws. How can we have a similar “others first”
Jesus cared for the sick and afflicted. (Mark 1:32-
Jesus makes house calls and he makes time when
they come to him. He heals the sick, and frees the
demon possessed. How can we be of the same
Jesus took some quiet time with God. (Mark 1:35)
Jesus even after the fatiguing day got up to pray and
spend time alone with God the Father. How can we
Jesus was caught in prayer. (Mark 1:36-38)
Jesus was found in prayer. We will find him in prayer
often. How can we make prayer such a regular thing
that we may be caught in it?
Jesus kept safe space between him and the people.
Jesus would be in the boat on the water with the
people on the shore. Close enough to teach and
connect, far enough, to continue in safety and sanity.
How can we practice this?
Jesus gets you to the point where you can drop and
follow. (Luke 5:1-11)
Jesus demonstrated his glory and power to the
fishermen, so they would drop all they had and follow
him. How can we drop and follow? What does that
look like for us?
Jesus reaches out to the lonely. (Mark 1:40-45)
Jesus seeks out those who are isolated and alone,
who need human touch and meets them where they
are at. How can we do this? Who can we reach out
Jesus touches the unclean. (Mark 1:40-45)
Jesus physically touches the unclean leper. He is
never disgusted or sickened by others appearance.
How can we do the same?
Jesus is more concerned with peoples heart
condition than their physical condition. (Mark 2:1-
When the paralyzed man is dropped at his feet he
forgives his sins before he restores his strength.
What are we concerned about?
Jesus makes social sacrifices to reach the lost.
Jesus takes a hit socially by reaching out to the lost
sinners. He eats and drinks with the lost, he touches
lepers. He is not worried about what others might
think or how they will judge him. What would this
look like for us?
Jesus uses anyone in ministry. (Matthew 9:9-13)
Jesus calls a tax collector named Matthew who was
known as scum to become a disciple. Jesus will call
all different sorts of people, and we are to embrace
all who are called. How can we embrace this?
Jesus came for the sick not the healthy. (Matthew
Jesus reaches out to the downcast and hurting, those
who are in trouble and will turn to him, rather than
tugging forever on the healthy who cannot see a
need in them at all. What does this look like for us?
Jesus says he is the new way. (Luke 5:33-39)
He uses 3 short parables to explain he is the new
way and the religious leaders are the old way and the
two don‟t mix. What way do we follow? Are we
showing the world something fresh?
Jesus asks, “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:1-13)
He asks the question in search of the felt need. Then
he offers the answer to the need. In what ways can
we offer wellness?
Jesus warns of something worse (lof). (John 5:14-
Jesus warns a man to repent or something worse
(like eternal damnation) would happen to him. How
can we do this in a right way?
Jesus is always at work, even on a day of rest. (John
Jesus even works on his day off when grace and
mercy needs to be extended. How can we emulate
this? Is it his rule or his exception to the rule?
Jesus watched the Father and mimicked. (John 5:19-
Jesus submitted to the Father God and did only what
he saw God doing. Jesus is now in that place for us
as the head of the body. Are we mimicking his
The Father and the Son always work together. (John
The Father and the Son are one and work together
for common good always, without straying. We have
his Holy Spirit in us, part of God. Can we then be
aligned with God too?
Jesus called out to the spiritually dead. (John 5:19-
He called out to the dead and hoped they would hear
the truth. All heard the message but only few
responded in hearing and receiving. Have we
responded? Are we calling others to respond?
Jesus had witnesses. (John 5:31-40)
Both John the Baptist and God the Father testified
about who Jesus was. In order to help people see
Jesus hung out in the fields with his friends
Again we see Jesus meeting people where they are
at, leisurely spending time with them in a non-
Jesus desires mercy (Matthew 12:1-8)
Jesus desires and take delight in giving mercy to the
lost and watching us demonstrate that same mercy to
Jesus prayed through tough decisions (selecting
apostles) (Luke 6:12-13)
Difficult situations and choices will face us in life.
Jesus demonstrated praying through it.
Jesus used prayer as a first resort. (Luke 6:12)
Jesus doesn‟t go to prayer when all else fails, he
knows it is the power to move the right hand of God
and is the first and best thing for every situation.
How can we go about making prayer our first idea?
Jesus called followers and made disciples. (Mark
He called “the Twelve” and discipled them to preach,
exorcise demons, and be pillars of the church. How
can follow in the same plan?
Jesus describes the path to salvation in the
beatitudes. (Matthew 5:1-12)
Jesus used creative ways to explain to state of
person as he comes to a saving relationship in Jesus
Christ. What creative ways could we use?
Jesus is the salt. (Matthew 5:13-16)
Jesus is our perfect example of being salty
(preserving the word, flavoring the message, creating
thirst for living water, heal the lost, melting the ice of
people hearts). How can I be salty?
Jesus said we are to practice & teach the
commandments (Matthew 5:17-20)
He describes us being judged by what we teach and
practice. We need to be studying as approved
workman who are not ashamed. And teaching and
Jesus said we are to not murder in thought or deed.
He says even the attitude of hate towards someone
is as bad as killing them. How can we actually do
Jesus said we are not to commit adultery, not even
in our thoughts (Matthew 5:27-30).
Jesus says we can commit an equal sin to adultery
when we look at someone lustfully wishing after
them. How can we do this?
Jesus said to stay married of you are married
Also stay single if divorced for any reason except a
life of immorality. So that you may be reconciled.
Jesus said to not take vows or take oaths (Matthew
Our „yes‟ should be yes and our „no‟ no. Anything
else is from a heart of evil.
Jesus said we should not retaliate or demand our
rights (Matthew 5:35-42).
Jesus says we should turn the other cheek and give
mercy not expecting to receive it. How can we put
this into action?
Jesus said we should show love to all (enemies too)
Jesus says we should show God‟s love through our
actions to those who love us back and those who
Jesus said to pray in a personal, non-rambling,
private way. (Matthew 6:5-8)
We should go to our room, close the door and pray in
private, and we will be rewarded. Public prayer is
used in scripture as well, but Jesus is against praying
in public just to be seen.
Jesus said to give to the needy in secret. (Matthew
Don‟t help others for the sake of being seen.
Jesus said to pray for God‟s glory to be revealed.
We should reverently hallow his name but giving him
glory and seek him to reveal it to the world.
Jesus says to pray for his kingdom to come.
We should pray for his return to come soon, and
for many people to fill it.
Jesus said to pray for God‟s will to be done.
We should always look for God‟s will to be done, over
our wills and desires.
Jesus said to pray for our daily sustenance.
We should prayer for our daily lives, and food both
physical and spiritual over wishing for lives of
splendor and riches.
Jesus said to pray for forgiveness and to forgive
others. (Matthew 6:9-13)
We should seek forgiveness of all our sins so to be
filled with the spirits blessing and to forgive others
sins as well.
Jesus said to pray for protection against ourselves
and Satan. (Matthew 6:9-13)
We should pray for safety from the enemy and from
our old selves who tempt us in everyway.
Jesus said when you fast, keep it secret. (Matthew
We fast to spend sacrificial time with our Lord, not to
be thought of religious by men. There will be rewards
for fasting done with the right spirit.
Jesus said we should store up treasure in heaven,
not on earth. (Matthew 6:19-24)
We store up treasure where our heart is, is our heart
on the things of earth or the kingdom of heaven?
Jesus said to keep your eyes on him (the good) to
let your lives be filled with light (Matthew 6:19-24)
Garbage in garbage out. Jesus in Jesus out. It‟s that
simple. Where‟s our focus?
Jesus said you can‟t serve both God and Money
You serve the world and it‟s ways and desires or you
seek after God‟s purposes. There is no sitting on the
fence, it‟s one way or the other.
Jesus said if the kingdom of God is your focus, then
don‟t worry about your needs. (Matthew 6:25-34)
If we focus on his kingdom he will supply all our
needs. For he knows them before we ask.
Jesus said treat others as you want to be treated.
(Matthew 7:1, 12)
Jesus says don‟t judge others. Not in your mind, not
in your heart, not in any action. Treat others as you
want to be treated. This can only be done be the
Spirit in you. How can we begin this?
Jesus said get the plank out of your own eye.
Before you point out fault in others, set yourself
straight. Nobody wants diet advise from a fat guy
and nobody wants spiritual advice from a sin trapped
Jesus said don‟t give holy things to the unholy.
Some people are just out to destroy, so we should not
give them our hearts, our ministries, etc. They might
in turn destroy us. What can you do about it?
Jesus said ask and it shall be given to you.
God will give us the Holy Spirit when we give our
lives to Jesus, and he will give us everything we ask
for in Jesus name.
Jesus said stick to the narrow road. (Matthew
The entrance way to heaven is narrow, it can only be
opened with one way, one key, Jesus Christ himself.
All other roads lead to destruction.
Jesus said watch out for false prophets. (Matthew
They make look, sound, smell like one of us, but we
will now them by their fruit.
Jesus said not all will enter the kingdom , only
those with a rock solid foundation. (Matthew 7:21-
If you build your hope on the rock of Jesus Christ,
you will make it, if you put your hope in the sands of
the world, you will crash down. If you have this taken
care of in your life you should make sure its true in
your loved ones lives
Jesus gift is for all people. (Luke 7:1-10)
Jesus opens the kingdom to all the world. We can‟t
pick and chose who should come to Jesus, we must
fervently share with everyone.
Jesus said only His blood gets you into the
kingdom not your families. (Matthew 8:11)
You don‟t inherit Jesus from your family. If your
parents were Christians don‟t assume you are. Only
Jesus blood saves you, not your own.
Jesus has compassion on the bereaved. (Luke 7:11-
He sees a woman who lost her only son and his heart
went out to her. He understands our pain. How can
we demonstrate similar compassion?
Jesus says Wisdom‟s children are proven by what
they do. (Luke 7:35)
When we follow in Jesus steps, in obedience to his
wisdom it will be obvious in our walk. That‟s what we
Jesus has compassion for the unrepentant.
His heart breaks for those who refuse to turn to him,
really like a boy who‟s crush goes out with another
boy. But he waits for her to return.
Jesus doesn‟t shy away from telling people
unpopular truth. (Matthew 11:20-24)
Jesus loves these people desperately and that is way
he tells them the truth that they are on the path to the
LOF, and it‟s going to be bad.
Jesus praises God, even when what he is doing
doesn‟t make human sense. (Matthew 11:25-27)
He lifts up a prayer of praise to God for hiding truth
from the some and revealing it to others. Even when
his heart broke for those who it was kept hidden from.
Jesus knows God intimately (Matthew 11:25-27)
Sure it was because of the whole trinity thing but also
because of quality time spent in prayer and reading
scripture. With the Spirit inside us in the church age
we can know God personally and intimately.
Jesus calls the world to come and rest easy in his
embrace. (Matthew 11:28-30)
He offers freedom form the yoke of sin, and gives a
yoke of freedom in Christ.
Jesus forgives however much sin we got. (Luke
If it‟s a little or a lot, Jesus grace is sufficient to
save and forgive us. And to the amount I have
been forgive is to the amount I should give back.
Jesus uses the help of women. (Luke 8:1-3)
Women in ministry is a hot topic with much debate,
but one thing is clear is that Jesus allowed women to
serve to the amount they could to spread the word.
Jesus appeared to be out of his mind
sometimes. (Mark 3:20-23)
His family heard and saw what was going on and
tried to take custody of Jesus. Not because he
was going crazy but because he was radically
dedicated to God and the Good News message.
Jesus said, Out of the overflow of our heart the
mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34)
Where our heart is focused our talk is focused. If I
am concentrated on Jesus my conversations will key
in on that. If I am focused on something else, my
conversations will key in on that.
Jesus says we shouldn‟t ask for a miraculous sign
What we read of him in scripture, and what see
him doing in our lives is enough to step out in
Jesus says he is greater than Jonah and Solomon
If he is greater than a prophet of God, and is greater
than the wisest king that only leaves room for him to
be the Messiah.
Jesus says We must be filled with the Spirit of God
& not merely clean our selves up and stand
empty. (Matthew 12:43-45)
Self-cleanings, and organized religions will give us
structure and emptiness setting us up for a fall, but
Jesus Spirit offers, graces, truth, and peace, and
protection from the enemy.
We must be obedient to God‟s Will (Matthew 12:50)
Those who do the will of God are called a part of
Jesus says true Christians produce. (Matthew 13:1-
Many people will look like Christians, but the true
test is the crop they return on Jesus seed.
Jesus says we must co-exist with evil until harvest
time (Matthew 13:24-35; 47:50)
Not a single one of us would survive he God removed
evil from the world in once swift stroke of the sickle.
But one day evil will be separated from God‟s
children. Like good fish from bad fish.
Jesus says we must give our lives over, in order to
receive the gift of Jesus life. (Matthew 13:44-45)
Like selling all you have for treasure or pearls. We
must give ourselves away.
Jesus says the church will unstoppably grow
because the Holy Spirit is involved like yeast.
The Spirit is the power to make the church rise and
grow in power and number. We must simply get him
Jesus brings us the old and new treasures.
Jesus the all-knowing son of God can reveal to us
thing of long ago, and introduce to us something
brand new. He is the first and the last, the beginning
and the end.
Jesus rested when he was tired. (Mark 4:35-41)
Even in a boat on the sea, in the rain, he took time to
rest. Rest is something God designed us to need to
perform to the best of our abilities the next day.
Jesus commanded the storm to cease (Mark 4:35-
He stood up raised his hand and rebuked the
storm to save his friends. We can‟t stop storms
in our live but we can stay near the one who can.
Jesus wishes for His followers to have faith in Him.
He desires our faithfulness and trust in him as
much as he trusts the Father in Heaven.
The enemy is submissive to Jesus authority (Mark
The Legion of demons bow before Jesus and
are subject to his will and authority as Son of
the Most High God. Jesus has given us that
same authority as children of the most high
God, we can resist the devil and make him
flee in Jesus name.
Jesus granted the request of a demon (Mark 5:10-13)
Jesus listened to and answered the request of a
demon possessing a man. A demon who is lof-
bound and unredeemable. How much more then
will Jesus listen and answer our requests?
Jesus commissioned the former possessed man to
reach his home. (Mark 5:18-20)
Jesus was uninvited to the Decapolis and send
this man to reach them. Still today we are Jesus
hands in feet in a world that He is uninvited.
Jesus called the hemorrhaging woman, “Daughter”.
Because of her faith in Jesus she became a child of
Jesus challenges the hurting, „Don‟t be afraid; just
believe.” (Mark 5:36)
Whether you have lost a loved one or are going
through a personal battle, the challenge of Jesus
is still the same. He will see you through if you
just trust him.
Jesus has power over death ( Luke 7:11-16; Mark
Whether a boy is a casket, a girl in a home, Lazarus
in the tomb, or himself crucified. Jesus
Jesus answered prayer according to the faith of the
people. (Matthew 9:27-29, Mark 6:5,6)
He made the blind to see, because they believed
He could. But in Nazareth He could not do much
because the faith was so weak.
Jesus didn‟t have a superstar pedigree. (Mark 6:1-6)
He was from an ordinary back ground, humble
upbringing, yet He was a powerful witness for the
kingdom. What the world couldn‟t see was that
He was the Son of God, and thus was
empowered as such.
Jesus demonstrated ministry to the disciples before
He sent them out to do it. (Matthew 9:35-39, Mark
He told them about it, He had them watch Him do it,
and He then send them to do it while He
watches. The simple three step plan of
Jesus says pray for the workers to reap the harvest
that is great. (Matthew 9:37-38)
So much God is ready to accomplish, and the
more harvest hands the better.
Jesus sends his harvest hands out in pairs (Mark
In pairs we have stronger resolve and faith. You
can lean on one another and have the support of
another believer at all times.
Jesus sends his harvest hands into their own
neighborhoods with the message (Matthew 10:5-7)
There is a need to reach the world and other
cultures, but God desires us to reach out at
home, in our own community and see that they
here the message as well.
Jesus gives his harvest hands the power to
succeed (Matthew 10:8; 19-20)
He empowers His workers with the Holy Spirit,
granting spiritual gifts, spirit powers, and even
giving us His words of life to speak when we
Jesus says if you rejected dust your feet off.
This is a cultural phrase meaning after time has
been spent on a person and the rejection of truth
is constant, we can cut our loses and move on.
Jesus says so.
Jesus says give a greeting when you enter a home,
and let your peace rest upon it. (Matthew 10:12)
This may seem like just a practical thing, but it is
something Jesus mentioned we should be
careful to do. When the greeting is received we
should let our peace dwell in that place.
Jesus explains we should be LIKE our
teacher/master (Matthew 10:24-25)
You are not to be holier than Jesus in our actions,
but seek to emulate him in the fullest way possible.
Jesus says we should not fear those who can only
kill (Matthew 10:26-28)
At the end the most an enemy can take from you is
your physical life. Jesus says we shouldn‟t fear that
end but rather fear those who face eternal death
in the LOF.
If we do not deny Jesus, he will not deny us.
(Matthew 10:32-33; 22)
We must stand for Jesus no matter the cost, because
those who stand for him will be saved.
Jesus says we must love him more than family.
If our families turn from Jesus or hate us because
of Him, we must stand with Jesus and not
follow our family.
Jesus says the only way to save our lives is to find
it in him (Matthew 10:39)
We are saved when we give our lives that we
cannot save to Jesus Christ in exchange for His
life that saves.
Jesus has a prepayment plan in eternity for the
harvest hands (Matthew 10:40-42)
We don‟t need it nor deserve it, but Jesus will
reward the workers for their actions.
Jesus calls us to “come with me by yourselves to a
quiet place and rest.” (Mark 6:31)
Harvest hands need to re-fill the tanks by resting in
Jesus care, having quiet alone times with Him,
and His Word.
People are attracted to people emulating Jesus and
are with Jesus. (Mark 6:32-34)
The disciples were trying to be like the Master
and were spreading the good news around the
region and people heard about them, and Jesus
Himself and came in droves.
Jesus can supply all our needs, plus more. (John
Jesus fed the 5,000 until they were satisfied and
had much left over, He can supply our needs the
same way in any area, if we trust Him.
Jesus says, “Take courage! It is I. Don‟t be afraid.”
Scared, worried, think you‟ve seen a ghost even?
Don‟t be afraid, Jesus is there. Trust Him.
Our faith‟s strength depends on our focus. (Matthew
Peter could walk on water in faith when looking to
Jesus, but when he focused on the storm he
sank in weak faith. Works the same in our
Jesus answers the people questions (John 6:25-40)
Jesus takes the time to answer the questions of
seekers, it help them see him for who he is.
Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:35-40).
He said it himself, if we have him we will not need
No one can come to Jesus unless God calls them.
Eloquent words, and carefully constructed
apologetic arguments are nice, but nobody come
to Jesus unless God calls them.
Eternal life comes from believing in Jesus and
partaking in his body and blood. (John 6:43-59)
This isn‟t physically eating His body and blood,
but taking it in the spirit, accepting His sacrifice of
flesh and blood for us and give our lives away for
Peter says, “there is nowhere else to go.” (John
It‟s a beautiful way of saying, Jesus is the final
stop. The can shop all the world for forgiveness
and eternal life, but it‟s only available in one
place. Jesus Christ arms of mercy and grace.
Jesus calls cosmetic cleanliness and religion
hypocritical. (Mark 7:5-13)
If you ignore the Word of God in favor of a man
made tradition or dogma, you are a fool and a
hypocrite. A Christian must talk the talk and walk
the walk aligned with nothing contradictory of
Jesus says, „ Man‟s uncleanliness comes from
within‟ (Mark 7:14-23)
Our human hearts are naturally sinful, and our
sinful desires and uncleanliness come from
within, and not from physical dirt of the outside.
No amount of hand washing can cure a heart of
Jesus grace falls to everyone, Jews or Gentile
Jesus came to save us all and grant mercy and
grace to all, no matter size shape or race.
We can trust and remember the sign of Jonah
Jesus was buried in the belly of the earth for three
days then came to life to complete God‟s
Jesus said, be on guard against false teachers
Jesus compared false impure teaching to yeast
and it can work itself through every piece of us.
We must stand against the false teachings and
stand for what is pure.
Jesus can help us see clearly (Mark 8:22-26)
Just as Jesus made the blind man see more clearly,
He will open our eyes too. We just need to seek
Him and ask Him to see what He wants us to
When we try to detour God‟s plans we act for Satan.
God has a plan, and it isn‟t always rosey from
our point of view, but to avoid it or try to get other
off of it is to work for the enemy himself.
We must deny ourselves to follow Jesus. (Mark
To follow Jesus and His hard way, we have to
deny our selfish desires and will.
We must take up our cross to follow Jesus. (Mark
To follow Jesus and His hard way, we have to
accept the sentence He has given us to carry
Denial or acceptance today is mirrored in eternity
What you do towards Jesus in your life today, will
be echoed by him towards you at heaven gate.
Welcomed or unwelcomed.
Jesus glorified kingdom is coming (Mark 9:2-4)
The transfiguration on earth foreshadows the
glorious kingdom to come on earth.
God has chosen Jesus above all (Luke 9:34-35)
He is above all other names, He is the Messiah
and King, we would be well to place Him in our
Miracles and blessings are granted according to our
faith. (Mark 9:14-27)
Small faith, small blessing, large faith, large
Evil Spirits are overcome by faithful prayer (Mark
Your faith in Jesus power, and calling upon His
name is the way to free a person of evil spirits.
Jesus paid his taxes. (Matthew 17:24-27)
He could be excluded as King, but He paid them
anyway as an example for us.
The least shall be the greatest (Mark 9:33-37)
Serving one another for the good of others will
place you higher than you can ever get stepping
on everyone around you.
If you welcome Jesus you welcome God who sent
Him. (Mark 9:33-37)
What a message to be understood by the
Muslims, the Orthodox Jews, and any other
people group that thinks they are embracing
God, but reject Jesus Christ.
Do not shun Christians of other groups. (Mark 9:38-
We should encourage those who claim the name of
Jesus Christ no matter the quirk or group. Baptist,
Lutheran, Assemblies of God, CCV, Calvary,
Messianic Jew, etc.
There are eternal consequences for every little thing
we do. (Mark 9:38-41)
Give a cup of water today, get rewarded forever
for it later. Of course miss an opportunity now, miss
the reward forever.
Do not trip a weaker Christian (Mark 9:42-48)
Jesus says we would be wiser to die in the ocean
than to cause someone else to stumble,
especially someone who is lost.
The Lake of fire awaits the lost (Mark 9:42-48)
If you miss Jesus in this world, you miss Him in
the next. You will be cast in the place of eternal
Jesus came to save the lost. (Matthew 18:11-14)
Amen and amen. Even if you were the only lost
sheep He would find you to save you.
If someone sins against you, go to him (Matthew
We should seek reconciliation with the person.
Go to them and them alone for the solution.
If the one who sinned against you is unrepentant
take 2 or more witnesses (Matthew 18:16)
We should seek reconciliation with witnesses if
Those unrepentant must be dealt with by the church
itself. (Matthew 18:17)
The church leadership shall arbitrate conflicts,
seeking Christian resolution, and shall pass
Forgive all as you have been forgiven (Matthew
Jesus has pardoned your every sin, extend the
same grace to others.
Jesus doesn‟t seek retribution for rejection (Luke
He was rejected in Samaria, but He doesn‟t wish
them destroyed. He wished to forgive them their
Following Jesus takes 100% (Luke 9:57-62)
You can‟t look back if you want to move forward
with Jesus. And nothing can be of greater
importance than His will.
Don‟t judge by outward appearance. (John 7:14-24)
What you see is not always what you get, seek
the truth inside out before making judgments.
Jesus says, If anyone is thirsty let them drink of
Him (John 7:37-41)
Jesus provides the drink of the Holy Spirit to those
who call upon His name. It is a drink that
overflows our cups forever
Jesus says, I am the light of the world (John 8:12)
When we come to Jesus and follow Him, we walk
away from the darkness
Jesus says if you do not believe in Him, you will die
in your sins. (John 8:23-24)
Jesus is the only path to forgiveness of sins, apart
from Him we die in them forever in the LOF.
Jesus says, know he truth and the truth shall set
you free (John 8:31-35)
Jesus is the truth of which he speaks, and the
truth of Jesus in our lives, can free us from our
slavery to sin.
Jesus says, if anyone keeps his word, they will not
taste death. (John 8:48-51)
To keep Jesus word is to fulfill His commands to
believe in Him. When we trust in the Son, we are
freed from the eternal death awaiting sinners.
Jesus is the „I AM‟ (John 8:58)
Jesus the Son is part of the eternal timeless God of
Jesus says our joy shouldn‟t be in what we can do
in Jesus name, but that our names are written in
heaven. (Luke 10:17-24)
Jesus agrees we are to love God with all our heart,
soul, strength, and mind. Also to love our
neighbor as ourselves. (Luke 10:27-28)
This was the impossible path to heaven before
Jesus and it is a part of our path that we must
lean on Jesus for help with.
Jesus says the best choice is time spent with Him.
The world may tell you different but there is no
better time spent or efforts used than spending
time with Jesus.
Jesus says God is always there to meet our needs.
No mater what time, God always gives good gifts to
His children. He won‟t chose to give you your
every want, but all our needs and desires that fall
under His will, will be granted.
If you aren‟t for Jesus you‟re against him. (Luke
11:23; Matthew 12:30)
To not choice Jesus is to side against him. And
He who sides against the Lord will be judged
Jesus says tithing is good (Luke 11:42)
While a 10% tithe is from the old law which we
died from the curses of, Jesus did tell the
Pharisees that it was good at that time. We are
to give cheerfully to the one who freed us from
Jesus says we should practice the love of God and
his justice (Luke 11:42)
The Pharisees weren‟t doing this, but need to.
So do we. We need to come near the love of
God so we can let it flow through us to others.
God‟s justice of grace should be extended to
others as well.
Jesus says woe to us who have the key but we do
not offer it. (Luke 11:52)
The teachers of the law had a law that pointed to
God but they missed it and kept that from others.
We who know the truth and keep it from others
will stand condemned of such things.
Jesus says do not be hypocritical, but be the same
in the light and dark. (Luke 12:1-3)
Everything will be revealed in the end, so we
should live as real as we can. Let our dirt be
seen if it‟s there and seek forgiveness and
restoration. And not hide the good and truth of
grace that is inside us either.
Jesus says to fear the one who can destroy the
Spirit in hell, not the body on earth. (Luke 12:4-5)
We need to have a reverent fear for God that
stands up for Him in the face of death.
Jesus says when we are brought before rulers and
authorities the Holy Spirit will give us words to
say. (Luke 12:11-12)
We no not need to search for our brilliant defense
if we are arrested for our face. The Spirit inside us
will give us the words and the strength to handle all
we may face.
Treasures on earth are worthless compared to the
eternal treasure in heaven. (Luke 12:13-21)
What we do with what we have been entrusted
with on earth will determine what we have in
store for us in heaven.
God provides all the needs of everything He has
created from flowers, to birds, to us His children.
We can trust that the Lord will provide for us,
there is no need to worry or store up surplus to
make it through.
Jesus says we are to be ready and watching for His
coming. (Luke 12:35-40)
Will His return catch you off guard or do you know
the season in which He will come? Are you
prepared for His return or are there many things
Jesus says following him will bring division. (Luke
We may be put against our own flesh and blood
because we stand for Jesus Christ.
Jesus says to reconcile before you are judged.
This works with our earth dealings as well as
reconciling with God through Jesus before we
are brought to judgment by death
Jesus says we must repent or we will perish. (Luke
Perish eternally forever absent from the
presence of God. We must make a change and
give our lives to Jesus Christ in order to be
Jesus says a believers life must bear fruit (Luke
Not bearing fruit is a sign of unbelief and shows
there has been no change in your life.
Jesus said those in the kingdom would grow fast
like mustard tree or yeast filled flour. (Luke 13:18-
Believers who plant themselves in the Word of
God will grow tremendously.
Jesus says that sin does not cause physical
infirmities (John 9:1-7)
Calamities of life come for other reasons than a
judgment for ones sin. There is another
judgment for that.
Jesus is the light of the world (John 9:1-7)
His ministry was His day, His death was His night,
and now we are the city on the hill, the light in
this world to point people to Jesus Christ.
Blind are those who do not see Jesus for who He is
When the good news is heard and rejected we
blind ourselves or are blinded by the enemy.
Jesus calls us to belief in Him (John 9:35-39; 10:1-
He calls us to believe in Him. He calls our name
and we chose to follow Him or not. We will know
Jesus is the only gate to God (John 10:1-18)
He is the only way, the only path, the only ticket, to
restored relationship with the father through imputed
Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-18)
He is the protector and lover of His flock. He is
the master of his flock. He lays down his life for
Jesus offers eternal security (John 10:28-30)
Once we are adopted into the family of God nobody
can remove us from His grasp.
A day will come when the opportunity for salvation
is past (Luke 13:22-30)
We must all enter through the narrow door of
Jesus Christ today, no other entrance will work,
and one day the doors will be shut and people
We must humble ourselves before the Lord. (Luke
We can only come to Jesus in humility needing
His help, if we want to do some of the saving
ourselves in our pride, we will be left.
Everyone of every kind is invited to the wedding
feast of the Lamb but only a few will accept.
It‟s the most important decision of anyone‟s life, to
accept or not.
We must make Jesus more important than family to
follow Him rightly (Luke 14:25-27, 33)
To follow Him, means He is number one, clearly in
our vision, will all things we love a distant thought
in comparison to him. So distant from our love
of Christ that it could be called hating our families.
Heaven celebrates over each repentance (Luke 15:1-
When the lost are found the angels in heaven
celebrate for each soul is of great worth
God opens his arms to the rebellious sons who
come home (Luke 15:11-32)
We are all prodigals in same way, and God
welcomes each of us back.
God loves us not based upon our works (Luke 15:11-
What we have done, who we are, are how moral
we are, doesn‟t change our position with God,
grace is extended to everyone, no matter the
We are to have money serve us to further the
kingdom, rather than serve money. (Luke 16:1-13)
We must wisely use God‟s resources and wealth to
make friends of the gospel.
God will trust those whom where trustworthy with
His riches with their own in heaven (Luke 16:11-
Mismanage your account in earth and why should
God give you any of your own to manage in the
Our justification of our sin, never can change God‟s
truths or laws (Luke 16:14-18)
The truths of God remain the same, no matter
how we try to color it.
Money can‟t buy you paradise (Luke 16:19-31)
You can‟t buy your way or your friends way to
heaven you must enter through Christ alone.
Do not lead people away from faith in Christ. (Luke
There are unbearable consequences for leading
people away from Christ.
Forgive your brother every time (Luke 17:4).
Every time he repents, you must forgive him as
God forgave you.
Work in humility God‟s duty for you. (Luke 17:7-10)
Don‟t look for prizes and recognition for doing
what is required of you. Just do it for Jesus.
Jesus is the resurrection and the life (John 11:17-44)
Those who believe in Jesus will live even if they
die. What a hope.
Jesus death starts the judgment program of the
coming kingdom (Luke 17:20-37)
Jesus death brings the water mark of judgment,
you trust in Him for salvation or not, the church
will be rescued at the onset of the day of the
Lord, then judgment will be poured out, and the
kingdom will be established.
Jesus said we are to never give up in our praying.
Pray without ceasing, pray until you hear an answer.
God‟s justice and will , will be done in His timing.
Jesus said, Divorce is for the hard hearted (Matthew
Jesus was against divorce. Divorce is breaking a
commitment to God
Jesus says, we must come to Him with faith like a
child. (Matthew 9:13-15)
We must embrace our savior and what He has
done for us, and what He wants us to do with it,
with no reservation or over-analyzing.
Late entries into grace still get it in full. (Matthew
Young, middle aged, or old. Whenever you come to
Christ you get full 100% grace. Praise God for
not penalizing the late in trusting.
Get placed higher in the kingdom by lowering
yourself on earth. (Matthew 20:20-28)
Servants of the kingdom will find themselves
rewarded, the puffed a proud look at me workers
of earth will find themselves lacking.
Jesus made an intentional relationship with
Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-10)
He sought out a sinner, built a relationship, and
brought Him to a saving faith
Jesus left us with great responsibility and what we
do with it matters greatly. (Luke 19:11-28)
We have a job to do. A duty. It‟s a matter of life
Jesus is the King (John 12:12-15)
Hosannna to the King. He has come, he has
departed, he is coming back.
Jesus draws all men unto himself when he is raised
up. (John 12:32)
He was raised on the tree, he was raised from the
grave, all mankind can gather at his feet, salvation is
for the whole world.
Jesus hearts breaks for those who do not truly see
him. (John 12:41-44)
No matter the reason if they miss the point with
Jesus he longs for them, he desires them.
If we do not worship Jesus the rocks will (Luke
I wonder how close the rocks have come the last
century? We need to give Jesus our full worship.
The kingdom of God has been entrusted to us to be
fruitful (Mathew 21:33-44)
God has left us to do the work of the ministry and
War, famine, lies, deceit, disaster will increase as
the day of his return approaches. (Matthew 24:4-
Increasing like labor pains, stronger and more
When persecution comes we prove our faith and
salvation by enduring to the end. (Matthew 24:9-
We must remain faithful and true as the Spirit is
strong within us.
When (if) we see the abomination of desolation we
should run! Jews first, Christians second.
Satan‟s wrath will be poured on men through the
beast and Revelations tells us after the Jews have
hidden safely the wrath will turn against us.
We should be able to spot the season of the Lord‟s
return. (Matthew 24:32-34)
Jesus gave us signs to look for. So did Paul, do did
John and the OT prophets before them. Piecing
them all together we can get a good picture of what
season the Lord‟s return will take place in.
Jesus said “Whatever you did for one of the least of
my brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew
Serving the physical needs of the people around us
was central to the heart of Jesus.
Jesus demonstrated servitude by washing the
disciples feet. (John 13:1-17)
Moving as the perfect mentor, doing first exactly what
he wants his disciples to do. We are to follow in
Jesus steps as we lower ourselves in order to reach
Jesus says we have to be bathed to part of him.
We have to be fully washed in the blood of the lamb,
head to toe, fully surrendered. Our life is his to have
and to hold, that is the only way to be completely
bathed and to be in Christ.
Jesus said the bathed still should wash their feet.
The bath brings salvation, but we get dirt again as we
walk in the world, never fully marred again, but our
feet get dirty. Confessing those sins to God and
seeking forgiveness is essential feet washing to keep
us right with the Lord.
Jesus commanded that we love one another (John
To love the way he loved. Sacrificially, humbly,
passionately, love each other.
Jesus permits sifting, but prays for us (Luke 22:31-
Sometimes the enemy tests us, but Jesus will see
us through, we must focus on him and his will.
Jesus instructs us to come together and eat bread
and drink the cup to remember his sacrifice until he
returns. (Mark 14:23-26)
We should regularly remember his suffering and
death this way. Giving thanks or the new
covenant which is better and look forward to his
Jesus prepares a place for us where he is. (John
The best news there is, that he has gone ahead t
to prepare for us, and he will come and take us
Jesus said he will return for us. (John 14:3, 28-29)
The king is returning for his children, his family,
his bride, and he will bring all things to proper
If the love Jesus he says we will obey him (John
We demonstrate our commitment and our love
when we do what Jesus wants. We demonstrate
our sacrifice by our obedience.
We have been given the Holy Spirit. (John 14:15-21,
Jesus went away but he sent the Spirit to us. He
indwells us when we trust in Christ with our lives.
He guides, teaches, reminds, and protects.
Jesus offers true peace through the Spirit (John
What a peace we have knowing that the Spirit is
inside us, sealing us for the day of redemption.
Jesus says we cannot bear fruit outside of Him
All our own works and efforts are fruitless if they
are not done in Christ, and Christ working through
Jesus called us to remain in Him (John 15:1-17)
When we remain in Jesus Christ walking with his
spirit, we will bear much fruit, showing we are
sealed, we will love one another, and we obey the
commands he has given.
Jesus says the world hates us because of Him (John
As those chosen and aligned with the light the
children of darkness will hate us as much as they
hate the light. But our joy will be complete in
Jesus says we will have trouble in this world be
take heart for he has overcome the world. (John
It is part of the plan, we will have struggles in this
life, but Jesus has solved the sin problem and
one day sin will be no more and all will be made
Jesus declared in prayer that eternal life is found in
knowing him. (John 17:2-3)
Eternal life starts with knowing Jesus. And we
know Jesus by receiving his life and the holy
Spirit, and walking with him all of our days.
Jesus declared in prayer that eternal life is found in
knowing him. (John 17:2-3)
Eternal life starts with knowing Jesus. And we
know Jesus by receiving his life and the holy
Spirit, and walking with him all of our days.
Jesus prayed for believers to be sanctified (John
We are to be set apart for a special use. We are
to be lights in this dark world using our spiritual
Jesus prayed for believers unity (John 17:20-23)
(John 17:24) Jesus prayed for believers to join him
Jesus asked friends to pray with him during a
distressing time of life. (Matthew 26:36-38)
This is a good model for when we are distressed
Jesus was not selfish, he obeyed His fathers
hardest command. (Matthew 26:40-46)
God‟s command was for Jesus to die on the
cross for all of humanity, and Jesus obeyed Him
Jesus said that those who take up the sword would
die by it. (Matthew 26:52)
Jesus is the future judge coming on the clouds of
heaven (Mark 14:62)
Those forgiven will join his side, those opposed
will meet their judgment. But no matter what we
do, no matter the sin, Jesus will put you on his
side if you confess your sin and repent giving
your life to him.
Jesus forgave those who were against him. (Luke
His mind could have been on hundreds of other
things. He had every right to hate his enemies,
but he loved and forgave them.
Jesus took care of his mother in her old age. (John
He wanted to make sure that she was taken care
Jesus showed the two disciples what Moses and
the Prophets said about him to help them
understand. (Luke 24:13-32)
We need to know and understand what the OT
says about Jesus so we can help other
understand the gospel story in full.
Jesus proved who he was physically. (Luke 24:36-
He showed them his scars and had them touch
him and ate in front of them, anything to make
himself more real.
Jesus taught us about our future bodies by
demonstration Luke 24:36-43)
Our resurrected bodies like Jesus‟ will be of flesh
and bone, able to eat, to feel and be felt, etc.
EVERYWHERE. (Matthew 28:19-20)