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The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

   

 

Jesus'  Words about Himself

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 
John 10:9  

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 
John 10:11  

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5  

I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 
John 6:35  

… I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 
John 11:25  

…, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
 John 14:6  

…I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. 
John 8:12

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself. 
John 12:32

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Who is Jesus

 

This web site was created to glorify God through the words of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is our prayer that as you read Jesus' words you would be spiritually enlightened, enriched, and encouraged. Additionally, we have included biblical and historical information about Jesus' early life and His ministry on earth.

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The Word became Flesh – John’s testimony about Jesus

John 1:1-34
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

The Early Years

Although accounts of Jesus’ early life are limited, one remarkable incident in His boyhood was recorded by Luke. We read that Jesus at the age of twelve had travelled with His parents for the yearly feast in Jerusalem . But on their way back to their home, Mary and Joseph  realized that Jesus was not with them. As expected, they became alarmed and began searching for Him. Finally, after searching for Him for three days, they were astonished to find Him conversing with religious leaders in the temple – Luke 2:41-52. Naturally as any worried parent would, they expressed their concern to Him, but His response just added to their perplexity - “And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them” Luke 2:49.  Nevertheless, after this proclamation of His purpose, scripture records –Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth , and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” .Luke 2:51-52.

Jesus’ Daily Life

In the years that followed early childhood, there were no other recorded events in Jesus’ life until Luke stated the age at which He began His ministry - “Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age…”Luke 3:23.  Yet it was already evident to everyone that Jesus was much more than a great preacher, teacher, or prophet - Matthew 7:28-29. Rather, from His personal testimony, they knew that He was God in the flesh – “I and the Father are one" – John 10:30. Plus, He told His disciples …He who has seen Me has seen the Father;” - John 14:9. John, His apostle affirmed this truth by saying - "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truthJohn 1:41. The fact is that as Jesus walked the earth manifested in the flesh, it was clear that His divine mission was also to demonstrate the nature and character of God for everyone to see. Yet, as we read the biographical accounts of His life in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts, His humanity was often displayed in the course of daily activities. Jesus slept when He was weary, ate when He was hungry, conversed with His disciples, prayed daily to God, paid taxes to the Romans, wept with compassion for people, and expressed passion when He rebuked evil. Furthermore, Jesus also experienced the sting of malicious ridicule and false judgment especially by religious people. The Pharisees frequently criticized Him, Jews plotted to kill Him, some disciples betrayed Him, and others even deserted Him. Yet, Jesus never used His divine power or called for heavenly intervention in any of these situations. Instead, He displayed the example of grace and divine forgiveness as in the case of the dying thief, and those who crucified Him – Luke 23:34. Jesus demonstrated God’s infinite love and mercy in every moment of His earthly life. With compassion, He reached out to social outcasts like Mary Magdalene, a prostitute; to Zacchaeus, a notorious tax collector; to the woman with many husbands at the well of Samaria ; to the woman with the issue of blood; and to the widow whose only son had died. Affirming His redemptive message He said – “… I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance Luke 5:31-32. Jesus used His divine power only when He was healing the sick, raising the dead, preaching to multitudes, performing miracles, and prophesying about God’s kingdom. Even in the darkest hour of His physical life, experiencing the anticipated agony of crucifixion, Jesus chose to submit His physical suffering to the divine will of God – “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:42.

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