Jesus’ First Words: Matthew 5

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words I thought I’d do a short series on Jesus’ first words in the four Gospels (his first in sermon form where there is such a thing). I started looking at the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) one morning about a week ago, […]

Jesus’ First Words: Mark 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words The Gospel of Mark focuses on actions much more than words, but there’s a lot packed into Jesus’ single sentence in Mark 1:15: The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the […]

Jesus’ First Words: Luke 4

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words It’s not clear what the people of Nazareth thought of Jesus as he was growing up, but when he came back to deliver a message in the synagogue, he came back with one reputation, and when he left, it was […]

Jesus’ First Words: John

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and […]

Jesus’ Final Words: Mark 16

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words We don’t know for sure what Jesus’ final words were in the Gospel of Mark. The closing verses of the book, Mark 16:9-20, are in doubt as to their authenticity. The Bible Knowledge Commentary tells us, The external evidence includes […]

Jesus’ Final Words: John 21

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words John is the gospel of glory. It speaks of the glory of the Father (John 7:18, 9:24, 11:4, 11:40, 12:28, 12:43, 13:32: 17:1). It tells the glory of the Son (John 1:14, 2:11, 5:41, 8:54, 12:41, 13:32, 17:1, 17:5, 17:22, […]