you may believe, jesus is son of god, because for you become life by your faith in jesus.
John 20:31 , John 11:1-44

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Jesus answered, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

There are so many people around Him. When Jesus saw them all together, He commanded His disciples across the lake.

Then a teacher of religion to come to Him and said, "Teacher, I want to follow you wherever you go."

Jesus said And Jesus Saidto him: "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

And one of his other followers said, "Sir, let me go first to bury my father."

But Jesus answered, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Jesus bore our sufferings and bore away our weaknesses and diseases.

Jesus went to Peter's house. There, he saw Peter's mother-in-law was sick with a fever in bed.

Jesus touched her hand, then his fever disappeared. He got up and started serving Jesus.

When evening came, they brought to Him many who possessed evil spirits. and He drove out the spirits with a word and restored to health all who were sick.

Jesus accomplished all that, what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He bore our sufferings and bore away our weaknesses and diseases.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Jesus said, what do you believe it will happen.

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman officer came to meet Him and ask Him.

Master, "the officer said," my servant at home sick. He lay paralyzed in bed and suffer it.

Jesus said, "I will come and heal him.

But the centurion answered him: 'Sir, I am not worthy to receive you in my home, just say a word, then the servant would be healed.

Because I had to submit orders from superiors. And below me are also the soldiers who must submit to my commands. If I told a soldier, 'Go away! " he went away. I told the others, 'Come here! " he was coming, and if I ordered my slave, 'Do this! " he does it. "

When Jesus heard what was said by the officer, he marveled. And he said to the people who are following him. i never found faith as this In Israel!

Really! Many people will come from east and west to rejoice with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in tne kingdom of heaven.

where as the children of the kingdom shall be cast into the darkest darkness, There they will cry and suffer."

Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go home, what do you believe it will happen." And the servant was restored to health at that very moment..

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Jesus heals a leper

Jesus finished teaching and those who were there were surprised to hear His teachings.

because he teaching them as a powerful man, not like their religious teachers.

When Jesus had come down from the hill, many people followed him.

At that time there came a terrible skin disease, bowed down and worshiped Him and said: "Sir, if you wish, you can cleanse me."

Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said:I am willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.

Then Jesus said to him: "Remember, do not you tell it to anyone, but go on, Show yourselves to the priests and offer sacrifices that Moses commanded, to prove to the people that you actually have recovered! "

Friday, 25 June 2010

Jesus explain about Two basic kinds

people who hear my words, and obeyed, like a wise man who built his house on rock.

At that time it rains, and flood waters came and the winds hit the house, the house did not fall, because it has built in stone.

And the person who hears my words, but not obeyed, he was just like a fool who built his house upon the sand.

Then came the rain and the floods came, and then the wind hit the house, so that fell along the house and damage.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Jesus said, Beware of false prophets.

So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.

Enter through the narrow door, because the door and the road to hell big and wide, and more people through it.

But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.
You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [ worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.

A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].

Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and burned.

Similarly, the false prophets. You will know them by the results of his deeds.

Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.

Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?

But I will say, 'I never knew you! Get out of here, you guys are committing crimes!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Jesus said, For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds

Do not give holy things to dogs, so dogs do not turn around and attack you. And do not give pearls to swine, so that the pigs do not trample on the pearl.

Invite, then you will be receiving. Seek and you shall receive. Knock, the door will be opened unto you.

For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.

Is there one of you who gave the stone to his son, if he asked for bread,Or give a snake, if he asks for a fish?

If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Jesus said, as you judge others, so also God will judge you.

Do not judge others, so that you yourself do not be judged by God.

For as you judge others, so also God will judge you. And size do you wear for others, will also be used by God to you.

Why do you look in the very small particle that is in your brother's eye, while the beam in your own eyes not you noticed?

Or how can you say to your brother, Let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam of timber in your own eye?

You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother's eye.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Jesus said, do not you worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has his own troubles. A day is enough trouble for one day.

Remember, do not worry about your life, that is what will you eat and drink, or what will you wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds in the air. They did not plant, do not reap, nor gather the crop in the barn. Even so your Father in heaven take care of them! Would not you far more valuable than birds?

And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?

Why do you worry about clothes? Consider the lilies that grow in the desert. The flowers were not working and not weaving;

but King Solomon was so rich, do not wear clothing that is as good as the flowers!

Grass grows in the desert today and tomorrow are burned. But God clothes the grass was so good. Especially you guys! But the less you believe it!

Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?

Why do you worry about clothes? Consider the lilies that grow in the desert. The flowers were not working and not weaving;

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, then all these things will be added unto you.

So do not you worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has his own troubles. A day is enough trouble for one day. "

Saturday, 19 June 2010

jesus explain about collecting treasure

Do not collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust can destroy and thieves come to steal it.

collect treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not come to steal it.

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is clear, your entire body will be full of light.

But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in).

Friday, 18 June 2010

Jesus said, when you fast, perfume your head and wash your face

And whenever you are fasting, do not look gloomy and sour and dreary like the hypocrites, for they put on a dismal countenance, that their fasting may be apparent to and seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full already.

But when you fast, perfume your head and wash your face,

So that your fasting may not be noticed by men but by your Father, Who sees in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Jesus said, Your Father already knows what you need, before you ask.

And when you pray, do not pray like the hypocrites. They like to say his prayers by standing in the synagogues and on the highway curves, so that they are being seen. I tell you the truth they had received his wages.

But if you pray, go into your bedroom, close the door and pray to your Father who is hidden somewhere. Then your Father, who sees the hidden will reward you.

in your prayers be not such rambling habits of people who do not know God. They think that because of the many words of prayer be granted.

Do not like them. Your Father already knows what you need, before you ask.

Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give this day the food we need.

Forgive us of our mistakes like we forgive those who wrong us.

And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

If you forgive those who wrong you, your Father in heaven will forgive your mistakes.

But if you do not forgive others, your Father in heaven will not forgive your mistakes. "

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Jesus said, when you give alms, give them quietly, so no one knows.

Remember, do not you guys perform religious duties in public so that people see. If you do that, you will not be rewarded by your Father in heaven.

So when you give alms, do not be proclaimed that, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the halls, so they praised. I tell you the truth they had received his wages.

But you, when you give alms, give them quietly, so no one knows.

Let it be given to charity is hidden, then your Father who sees the hidden will repay you.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Jesus teaching

When Jesus saw the crowds, he climbed up the hill. After he sat down, his disciples came to Him,

then Jesus began to teach them:

Blessed are those who feel helpless and just rely on God alone; they are members of God's people!

Blessed are they that mourn; God will comfort them!

Blessed are the humble, God will fulfill His promise to them!

Blessed are those who yearn to do the will of God; God will satisfy them!

Blessed are those who feel sorry for others; God will be merciful to them as well!

Blessed are the pure in heart: they will know God.

Blessed are the peacemakers among humans; God will admit them as His children!

Blessed are they who suffer persecution for doing the will of God; they are members of God's people!

Blessed are you when denounced, persecuted, and maligned by me.

The prophets who lived before you even been abused like that. Rejoice and be glad, because great is reward in heaven that God provided for you. "

You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, could be salted again? There's no point anymore, but discarded and trampled by men.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Same way your light must shine before men, that they may see things you do well, then praise your Father in heaven. "

Do not assume that I have come to abolish the law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. I came not to abolish, but to show the true meaning.

Remember! During the heavens and the earth is still there, one of the smallest letter or any point within the law, will not be eliminated, if it has not happened!

Therefore, whoever violates any of the commandments, even the smallest, and teaches others to do the same, will be the smallest among the people of God. Instead, whoever runs the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be great among the people of God.

So remember: You're not likely to be the people of God, if not exceed the religious teachers and Pharisees in terms of doing the will of God! "

You have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court.

But now I say unto you, whosoever anger to others, will be prosecuted; and cursing whoever else, will stand trial before the Sanhedrin. And whoever says to others, 'Stupid,' should be thrown into the fire of hell.

Therefore, if one of you is being offered gift to God, then remembered that someone was hurt against him, (23) So Pls help if you are offering your gift at the altar you there remember That your brother has any [grievance ] against you,
let him leave before offering it in front of the altar, and go make peace with that person. After that, he can stay back and offered his gift to God.

If anyone of you complain to the court, reconciled with him for there was still time before arriving at the court. If not, that person will betray you to the judge, who will deliver you to the police. Then the police will put you in jail.Truly I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last fraction of a penny.

You know that there are courses like this: Do not commit adultery.

But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw away those eyes! Better to lose one member of your body all over your body rather than thrown into hell.

If your right hand causes you to sin, cut and throw away that hand! Better to lose the entire hand rather than your body go into hell. "

There are also courses like this: everyone who divorces his wife must give her the divorce papers. Also It has been said, Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of Divorce. But I say unto you: Everyone who divorces his wife except for marital unfaithfulness, he makes his wife commit adultery, and anyone who marries the divorced woman, she commits adultery.

You know that there are teachings of our ancestors like this: do not deny an appointment. What you promised with an oath before God, must you do it.

But now I say to you: do not swear at all, either by heaven, because heaven is the throne of God, (34) But I tell you, Do not bind yourselves by an Oath at all: either by heaven, for it is the throne of God ;
) and for the sake of the earth, because earth is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem, because Jerusalem is the city of the great King.

Do not also swear by thy head, because you yourself can not make your hair turn white or black, even on a sheet. (36) And do not Swear by your head, for you are not Able to make a single hair white or black. Say 'Yes' or 'No' - more than that coming from the Devil. "

You know that there are also courses like this: eye for eye, tooth for a tooth. You have Heard That it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
But now I say to you: do not take revenge on those who do evil to you. Conversely if someone slaps your right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.

And if people complain and sue you to judge your shirt, give him your cloak also.

And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two [miles].

If people ask you something, give it to him. And do not also reject those who want to borrow something than you. "

You know that there are also courses like this: Love your friends and hate your enemies.But I say unto you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

that you may become sons of your Father in heaven. For God issued His sun to good people and for people who are evil, too. He sends rain to those who do right and for those who do evil as well.

Because if you love only those who love you only, for what God had to repay for it? Did not even the tax collectors doing that?

And if you greet only to your friends, whether special? People who do not know God even do that!

Your Father in heaven loves everybody perfectly. You must be so too. "

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Jesus said, Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.

Jesus continued all night in prayer to God. 13 When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew; 15 Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Simon, who was called the Zealot; 16 Judas the son of James; and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor.

17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place, with a crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 18 as well as those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and they were being healed. 19 All the multitude sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

20 He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same thing to the prophets. 24 "But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation. 25 Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.

27 "But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. 29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. 31 "As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

37 Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free. 38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you."

39 He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you tell your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye. 43 For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say? 47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Jesus said, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.

Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first, that he was going through the grain fields. His disciples plucked the heads of grain, and ate, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day?" 3 Jesus, answering them, said, "Haven't you read what David did when he was hungry, he, and those who were with him; 4 how he entered into the house of God, and took and ate the show bread, and gave also to those who were with him, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone?" 5 He said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

6 It also happened on another Sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught. There was a man there, and his right hand was withered. 7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Rise up, and stand in the middle." He arose and stood. 9 Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you something: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" 10 He looked around at them all, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other. 11 But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Jesus answered, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.

Jesus went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!" 28 He left everything, and rose up and followed him.

29 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them. 30 Their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?" 31 Jesus answered them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

33 They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?" 34 He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast in those days." 36 He also told a parable to them. "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. 39 No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, 'The old is better.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Jesus said, "Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive.

while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. 2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch." 5 Simon answered him, "Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net." 6 When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 They beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord." 9 For he was amazed, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had caught; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive." 11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.

12 It happened, while he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean." 13 He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately the leprosy left him. 14 He commanded him to tell no one, "But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing according to what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." 15 But the report concerning him spread much more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 16 But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.

17 It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them. 18 Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus. 19 Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, he said to him, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." 21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?" 22 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts? 23 Which is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you;' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" (he said to the paralyzed man), "I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house." 25 Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house, glorifying God. 26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God. They were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today."

Monday, 7 June 2010

Ministry of Jesus, Sermon on the Mount, Sermon on the Plain, Twelve Apostles, and Transfiguration of Jesus

The Gospels state that Jesus is the Messiah,[27] "Son of God",[28] and "Lord and God",[29] sent to "give his life as a ransom for many" and "preach the good news of the kingdom of God."[30] The Gospels also state that Jesus travelled as a wandering rabbi and performed various miracles, including healings, exorcisms, walking on water, turning water into wine, and raising several people, such as Lazarus, from the dead.[31]

The Gospel of John describes three different passover feasts over the course of Jesus' ministry. This implies that Jesus preached for a period of three years, although some interpretations of the Synoptic Gospels suggest a span of only one year. The focus of his ministry was toward his closest adherents, the Twelve Apostles, though many of his followers were considered disciples. At the height of his ministry, Jesus attracted huge crowds numbering in the thousands, primarily in the areas of Galilee (in modern-day northern Israel, though he was unsuccessful in his hometown[32] and Perea (in modern-day western Jordan), most notably in Capernaum. Jesus led what many believe to have been an apocalyptic following.

Some of Jesus' most famous teachings come from the Sermon on the Mount,[33] which contains the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer. During his sermons he preached against anger, lust, divorce, oaths and revenge. Some aspects of Jesus' teachings were traditional, but other aspects were not. He advocated and adhered to the Law of Moses.[34] According to Matthew 5:17–19[35] Jesus stated, "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill." However, Jesus also expounded on Mosaic Law and taught what he said was a new commandment.[36] Jesus advocated, among other things, turning the other cheek, love for one's enemies as well as friends, and the need to follow the spirit of the law in addition to the letter.[37]
Judaea and Galilee at the time of Jesus

In the Synoptics, Jesus often used parables, such as the Prodigal Son[38] and the Parable of the Sower.[39] His teachings centered on unconditional, self-sacrificing love for God and for all people.[40] He also preached about service and humility, the forgiveness of sin, pacifism, faith, and attaining everlasting life in "The Kingdom of God". He preached an apocalyptic message, saying that the end of the current world would come unexpectedly; as such, he called on his followers to be ever alert and faithful. The Olivet Discourse is an example of this.

In John, Jesus speaks at length about himself without using parables.[41] He defines his own divine role in secret speeches to his disciples.[41] Instead of speaking of his Second Coming, he assures his followers that spirit will abide with them.[41]

He taught that the first would be last, and the last first; also that "anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it";[42] and that non-violence should be used to combat violence. He said that he gives peace to those who believe in him, yet he warned that he was bringing strife to the world, setting family members against one another.[43]

Jesus also debated with other religious leaders. He disagreed with the Sadducees because they did not believe in the resurrection of the dead.[44] The relationship between Jesus and the Pharisees is more complex. Although Jesus condemned the Pharisees for their hypocrisy, he also dined with Pharisees, taught in their synagogues, specified their teachings to his followers, and counted Pharisees such as Nicodemus among his disciples.[45]

Jesus' critics claimed he was a drunk and a glutton,[46] who often shared meals with society's outcasts, such as prostitutes and publicans (Imperial tax collectors despised for extorting money), including the apostle Matthew; when the Pharisees objected to meeting with sinners rather than the righteous, Jesus replied that it was the sick who need a physician, not the healthy.[47] According to Luke and John, Jesus also made efforts to extend his ministry to the Samaritans, who followed a different form of the Israelite religion. This is reflected in his preaching to the Samaritans of Sychar, resulting in their conversion.[48]

In the Synoptics, Jesus enjoins demons and mortals not to reveal his identity as the Son of God (see Messianic secret). In Mark, the current generation will be given no sign to demonstrate Jesus' authority (8:12). In Matthew and Luke, the current generation would be given only one sign, the Sign of Jonah. John portrays Jesus performing a series of miracles specifically as signs (in the so-called Signs Gospel).

All four Gospels record Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the end of his ministry. This was during the Passover Feast (15 Nisan; in the spring) according to John 12:12–19.[49] The Hosanna shout and the waving of palm fronds were ordinarily part of the feast of Sukkoth (15 Tishri; autumn), but appear to have been moved by the followers of Jesus to Passover, perhaps because of their Messianic associations.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Baptism of Jesus and Temptation of Jesus

All four gospels describe Jesus as present at John the Baptist's ministry of baptism.

The Gospel of Mark begins with the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, which Biblical scholars describe as the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. According to Mark, Jesus came to the Jordan River where John the Baptist had been preaching and baptising people in the crowd. In Luke, Jesus is merely another member of the crowd that had come to see John, and is baptised by an unnamed individual that may or may not be John. While Matthew and Mark report that Jesus seeks out John to be baptised by him. After Jesus had been baptised and rose from the water, Mark states Jesus "saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased'"[22] Luke adds the chronological details that John the Baptist had begun preaching in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, c. 28 [23] and that Jesus was about thirty years old when he was baptised [24]. Matthew adds to the other accounts by describing an attempt by John to decline the baptism, saying that it is Jesus who should baptise John. Jesus insisted however, claiming that baptism was necessary to "fulfill all righteousness."[25] In John's gospel it is John the Baptist who has the vision of the dove/Holy Spirit and who recognises Jesus as being "the lamb of God" and the Christ, while the actual baptism is not explicitly mentioned.

Following his baptism, according to Matthew,[26] Jesus was led into the desert by God where he fasted for forty days and forty nights. During this time the devil appeared to him and tempted Jesus to demonstrate his supernatural powers as proof of his divinity, each temptation being refused by Jesus with a quote of scripture from the Book of Deuteronomy. In all, he was tempted three times. The Gospels state that having failed, the devil departed and angels came and brought nourishment to Jesus.

Mark's account is very brief, merely noting the aforementioned events, but giving no details about them, not even how many there were. Matthew and Luke, on the other hand, describe the temptations by recounting the details of the conversations between Jesus and the devil.

Both the Baptism and the Temptation are included in Matthew, Mark and Luke (the Synoptic Gospels) and the Gospel of the Hebrews (noncanonical Gospel), but there is no mention of these events in the Gospel of John.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Nativity of Jesus and Child Jesus

According to Matthew and Luke, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea to Mary, a virgin, by a miracle of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she was chosen to bear the Son of God,[13] the Annunciation). According to Luke, an order of Caesar Augustus forced Mary and Joseph to leave their homes in Nazareth and come to the home of Joseph's ancestors, the house of David, for a census. After Jesus' birth the couple had to use a manger for a crib because there was no room for them in the town's inn or family guest room. Depends on which translation from Greek is used; [14] "inn" may be "guest room", see Luke 22:11 [15] According to Luke 2:8–20,[16], an angel spread the word of Jesus' birth to shepherds who came to see the newborn child and subsequently publicised throughout the area what they had witnessed (see The First Noël).

The story in the Gospel of Matthew[17] has largely different details. This account tells of the "Wise Men" or "Magi" who brought gifts to the infant Jesus after following a star which they believed was a sign that the Messiah, or King of the Jews, had been born.

Jesus' childhood home is stated in the Bible to have been the town of Nazareth in Galilee, and aside from a flight to Egypt in infancy to escape Herod's Massacre of the Innocents and a short trip to Tyre and Sidon, all other events in the Gospels are set in ancient Israel.[18] Luke's Finding in the Temple[19] is the only event between Jesus' infancy and adult life mentioned in any of the canonical Gospels, although New Testament apocrypha fill in the details of this time, some quite extensively.

Because of the divergence between the accounts and the mythic nature of some of the details, many modern scholars regard the nativity stories as pious fictions.[20][21] Matthew's accounts emphasize Jesus' identity as the King of the Jews, such as with the visit of the wise men. Luke's account emphasizes Jesus' humble origins, such as when the shepherds adore him in the manger. Mark begins with Jesus' baptism. John begins with the Logos at the beginning of creation. Neither of these gospels discusses Jesus' nativity or childhood.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Jesus Son of God

New Testament view on Jesus' life

The four canonical gospels of the New Testament are the primary sources of information for the doctrinal Christian narrative of Jesus' life. There is not a single New Testament "view" of Jesus' life, the four gospels tell different but dependent stories. There is wide consensus among contemporary critical scholars that Mark is the earliest written gospel, dating to around 55, that the authors of Matthew and Luke had copies of Mark when they wrote, and adapted Mark for their purposes, and that John, written last, had knowledge of the other three.[1] It has been the work of Christian apologists since Tatian to blend the four books into a coherent account, Tatian's work was the Diatessaron, a "Gospel harmony," or synthesis, of the four New Testament Gospels into a combined narrative of the life of Jesus. Ephrem the Syrian referred to it as the Evangelion da Mehallete ("The Gospel of the Mixed"). This article comes from that synthetic tradition.

In all four gospels, Jesus conducted a miraculous ministry, leads a circle of disciples, draws the ire of religious authorities, is crucified, and rises from the dead. Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the Synoptic Gospels, portray Jesus as the Son of God, a healer and exorcist who told parables about the Kingdom of God and coming Judgment. Jesus' identity as the Messiah is kept secret, except to chosen disciples. For example, the current generation was denied any sign in Mark, or given only the Sign of Jonah in Matthew and Luke. John portrays Jesus as the physical incarnation of the Logos, or Divine Word. John's Jesus tells no parables, demonstrates his divine identity with seven signs, and speaks at length about himself. John makes no direct reference to the synoptic concept of a coming judgment.

Genealogy and family

The Gospels give two different accounts of Jesus' genealogy through Joseph.[2][3][4] Both accounts trace his line back to King David and from there to Abraham. These lists are identical between Abraham and David, but they differ between David and Joseph. Matthew starts with Solomon and proceeds through the kings of Judah to the last king, Jeconiah. After Jeconiah the line of kings terminated when Babylon conquered Judah. Thus, Matthew presents Jesus as the heir to the throne of Israel. Luke's genealogy is longer than Matthew's; has more names between David and Jesus, and traces the line back to Adam, the traditional first human being.
A well in Nazareth, reputedly where Jesus' family drew water during his childhood.

Joseph is not mentioned in Mark, the earliest Gospel; there Jesus is referred to as 'the son of Mary.'[5] With Jesus commending Mary into the care of the beloved disciple during his crucifixion;[6] later Christian tradition suggested that he had died by the time of Jesus' ministry.[7] Both Matthew 13:55–56[8] and Mark 6:3[9] tell of Jesus' relatives. Mark 6:3 reports that those hearing Jesus asked, "Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, mentions at 1:19 that "I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord's brother." The first-century Jewish historian Josephus also describes James the Just as "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ,"[10] though this passage has been suggested as an interpolation (see Josephus on Jesus). Additionally, the Christian historian Eusebius (who wrote in the 4th century but quoted earlier sources that are now lost) refers to James the Just as Jesus' brother (see Desposyni). However, Epiphanius argued that they were "Joseph's children by his (unrecorded) first wife", while Jerome argued that they were "Jesus' cousins". The Greek word adelphos in these verses is translated as brother in many Bible translations. However, the word can refer to any familial relation, and Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions, along with certain other Christians, contend, in accordance with their belief in the perpetual virginity of Mary, that the correct translation of adelphos is kinsman and suppose it to refer to cousins or at most half-brothers.

The Gospel of Luke states that Mary was a relative of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist,[11] though the exact relationship is unspecified and may be an invention of the author of the Gospel.[12].

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Jesus said, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace.

Luke 7:48-50 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." (NIV)

If somebody owes you money but cannot pay, you might choose to cancel (forgive) the debt. But it would be wrong to think you can cancel a debt owed to somebody else; because the money belongs to the creditor and not you. Every sin has to be paid for, but what is the price and who has the right to extract the price or to forgive? The penalty for sin is death and eternal separation from God: therefore only God has the right to demand payment. In the same way, only God can forgive (cancel the debt). The amazing thing is that God's forgiveness is not without cost to Himself: Jesus came to earth to be punished for every sin, thus ensuring that justice was done (see

When Jesus declared that all the prostitute's sins were forgiven, the natural response of the other guests was to ask, "Who is Jesus, that He claims the right to forgive her sins?" The answer should have been obvious: if Jesus forgives sins, He must be God! Jesus knew that when He died on the cross, He would personally be paying for that woman's sins ... so He had every right to forgive. Her peace came because He paid the price.

The woman may not have understood all that, but she did believe that Jesus was her only hope. She put her faith in Jesus to do something to help her, even if she did not know how. It is the same today: all those who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13). So if you are despairing about yourself, go to Jesus trusting Him to do whatever is right for you. If others do not know what to do - tell them to go to Jesus and trust that He knows what to do. When it comes to sin and failure, He certainly knows how to forgive and has already paid the price to discharge the debt - so go to Him in faith and believe that His forgiveness is real, and for you personally.

Prayer: Gracious God. Thank You for being a forgiving God and for taking away my sin when I come in penitence and faith through the blood of Jesus. Forgive me for my proud unwillingness to confess my sin and receive Your forgiveness, when You are ready and willing to cleanse me and give me Your peace. Help me to be more willing to confess my sin, and to tell others how much You can do for them too. In Jesus' Name. Amen.