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20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Happiness" (15 of 22)

Spiritual Happiness
15 of 22
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Blessed are you who are weeping. In due time, you will be laughing. –Luke 6:21




Spiritual growth can be painful, but comes with lasting joy.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Life" (14 of 22)

Truly Living
14 of 22
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To hang on to your life is to lose it. To let go of your life is to save it. – John 12:25




Giving your life away to serve others is truly living.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Carry Cross" (13 of 22)

Christ Follower
13 of 22
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If you follow me you carry a cross. – Matthew 10:38




It's not an easy road, but it's worth it.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Service" (12 of 22)

Kingdom Positioning
12 of 22
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The first will be last and the last first. – Mark 10:31




It is better to serve, than to be served.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Mercy" (11 of 22)

Showing Mercy
11 of 22
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Forgive and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37

 Better to serve, than to be served.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Mercy" (11 of 22)

Showing Mercy
11 of 22
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Forgive and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37




Seriously, let it go. We all need mercy and grace.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Love" (10 of 22)

Loving the Lost
10 of 22
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If one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the missing one till he has found it? How delighted he is then! He lifts it onto his shoulders, and home he goes to call his friends and neighbors together. “Celebrate with me!” he cries. “I have found my lost sheep.” – Luke 15:4-6




God's heart is that none should perish.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Unconditional Love" (9 of 22)

Unconditional Love
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Love your enemies. And pray for those who persecute. Matthew 5:44




Love, because He first loved you.

"Authority" -Matthew 8:5-13 -Cheryl Brodersen


Authority-Matthew 8:5-13

Posted by Cheryl Brodersen 

Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him" (Matthew 8:6-7).

The centurion from this story recognized the "authority" of Jesus when he made his request to Jesus. What Jesus spoke happened. Those whom Jesus touched were healed. Those to whom Jesus spoke were moved. The centurion knew the importance of authority. As a man under authority, he was able to command others.

The centurion recognized that the authority of Jesus came from a greater authority-the authority of heaven. God was in Christ. The works that Jesus did were of God. Jesus represented God so thoroughly that He could say to Philip, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father" (John 14:9).

Jesus' words were the words of authority. He did not speak the word of man, but the words of God. His words carried the omniscience of God. His words were not merely philosophies about life or perspectives on life, they were life! Each word was God-breathed.

The authority of Jesus is available to us today through the Spirit of Christ. To be women of authority, we must be women under the authority of Christ. We must seek to speak His Word rather than our own. We must seek the supremacy of His will above our own. Haven't you ever thought to yourself, "If only this generation could see Jesus! He is the embodiment of what the world craves in the recesses of their soul"? Our world needs Jesus. Therefore, we must submit to His authority that we might present Him to this dying generation.

The centurion's insight and belief in the power of the Word of Christ was seen as "great faith" in the eyes of Jesus. Consequently, his servant was healed by his faith. Jesus further blessed the centurion with a public commendation the promise of heaven and a seat with the patriarchs in the kingdom of heaven.


20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Humility" (8 of 22)

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When someone hits you on the cheek offer the other as well. When someone takes your coat let him have your shirt too. – Luke 6:29




If we lower ourselves, God will lift us up. Trust Him.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Power" (7 of 22)

Power & Authority
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If I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived for you. –Mathew 12:2




Jesus caused God's Kingdom to infiltrate the Earth and take back 

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Simple" (6 of 22)

Keep It Simple
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Don’t use oaths, whether ‘by heaven’ or ‘by earth’ or by anything else. When you say yes or no let it be plain ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. – Matthew 5:34-37




Sometimes we use our words to gain the approval of others. 'Yes' or 'No' is much safer.


20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Salt" (5 of 22)

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If salt loses its saltiness what will you season it with? – Luke 14:34




There are no substitutes for holiness.

20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "ASK" (4 of 22)

Receiving Blessings
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Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened for you. – Luke 11:9




God is ready to bless you. Ask.


20 Amazing Things Jesus Said "Kingdom First" (3 of 22)

Kingdom First
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But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. - Matthew 6:33




Prioritize the Kingdom and God will take care of the re

"The Way" (2 of 22)

The Way
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I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. – John 14:6




We get access to the Father through Jesus.


20 Amazing Things Jesus Said 1 of 22


20 Amazing Things Jesus Said
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During His time on Earth Jesus had an awesome perspective on life, values and what should be really important to us. Enjoy this list of 20 Amazing Things Jesus Said...


The Rapture (Part 1) -Dr. Andy Woods

The Rapture (Part 1) -Dr. Andy Woods

The Rapture (Part 1)

Andy Woods

By Dr. Andy Woods 
Sugar Land Bible Church

  I remain astonished at the number of emails I receive from individuals who do not believe that the rapture is a biblical doctrine. Such people seem to have the idea that the whole rapture concept is manufactured by popular, sensationalistic prophecy teachers in their attempt to sell books and make money. Thus, they contend that this rapture doctrine has no biblical justification whatsoever. In order to demonstrate the rapture is truly a biblical doctrine, I am commencing a series of articles on the "Doctrine of the Rapture of the Church." This series will have two major parts. First, we will focus on the "what?" question as we ask ourselves, "What is the rapture?" The two major passages we will use to answer this question will be 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. Second, we will focus on the "when?" question as we ask ourselves, "When is the rapture?" By "when?" we have no intention of assigning a date for the rapture. Such an effort would be fruitless since the Scripture fails to assign a specific date for this event. Rather, by "when?" we simply will try to answer the question "When will the rapture take place relative to the impending seven-year tribulation period?" What Is the Rapture? In order to answer this question, ten truths about this important event will be discussed. The first four truths come directly from 1 Thess. 4:13-18. These verses say: 
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
The Rapture Is an Important Doctrine First, the rapture is an important doctrine. Many give the impression that the rapture is some kind of secondary doctrine that need not be given too much attention. We are often told that we should focus on the "big ticket" theological items such as the Virgin Birth, the Vicarious Atonement, the Trinity, Salvation by Faith Alone, and the Deity of Christ. Only after these doctrines are mastered should we then consider or contemplate the doctrine of the rapture. Along these same lines, many contend that the rapture is certainly not something that a new believer should give too much time or attention to. Such thinking was foreign to the mindset of the Apostle Paul. Interestingly, the Thessalonians were new believers (1 Thess. 1:9). In fact, a very short period of time exists between Paul's planting of the Thessalonian church on his second missionary and his writing of the two epistles to them. There were no more than six months to a year between these two events. Thus, the Thessalonian epistles differ from Paul's letter to the Philippians where a little over ten years had elapsed between Paul's planting of the church at Philippi, on his second missionary journey, and when Paul finally wrote to that church during his first Roman imprisonment. The point in all of this is that although the Thessalonians were new believers, Paul never hid the doctrine of the rapture from them. On the contrary, he openly disclosed this teaching to them along with many other doctrines. In his letter to the Thessalonians, before more fully developing the doctrine of the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul briefly mentioned this doctrine in 1 Thessalonians 1:10. Paul obviously believed that the rapture is a foundational doctrine because he mentioned it immediately after discussing other basic doctrines such as the Holy Spirit (1:5) and conversion (1:5, 9). He also mentions the rapture doctrine (4:13-18) just after and before discussing other basic Christian truths such as sanctification (4:3, 5:23) and the dimensions of man's nature (5:23). Evidently, in Paul's thinking, the rapture was just as important as these other truths and deserved the same level of treatment and understanding.

Love First -Then Service -Chuck Smith



Love First- Then Service

  By Chuck Smith  

                                                    Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa


I’ve heard people complain about the things they “have to do” for the Lord. “Oh, I suppose I have to visit Brother So-and-so,” they grumble. How sad that a believer would try to serve God out of a grumbling sense of duty rather than the fulfillment of love. Too many of us speak of heavy burdens that we must carry.

Do you realize the importance Jesus puts upon your loving Him? He accepts only the works that flow from a heart of love. He’s not at all interested in the works you might do out of a sense of obligation or responsibility. He wants your service to Him to flow out of a heart of love. It must be the overflow of love and the expression of your love for Him.

Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). So if you discover that the burden you’re trying to carry is so heavy that it weighs you down, then you had better take a second look at that burden. It probably isn’t from Him. It may be something that you’ve taken upon yourself or allowed others to lay on you—and that can be a heavy burden.

People try to lay their burdens on me all the time.

Someone messes up his life and then comes to me and says, “Fix it, Chuck. It’s your problem.” No, it is not my problem, it’s his problem. “Don’t lay your burden on me,” I say. “The Bible says, ‘Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you’” (1 Peter 5:7). Rather than coming to me, that person needs to cast his cares on Jesus. If you try to take responsibility for lifting someone out of a hole that he’s dug for himself, that can be a terribly heavy burden on you! God allowed that burden to happen to bring that person into a closer relationship with Him—not you.


Remember that one day your works will be judged—and the only kind of works that God will accept are those motivated by love. Don’t try to serve God out of a begrudging sense of duty. Paul the apostle said, “For the love of Christ compels us” (2 Corinthians 5:14). The compelling love of Jesus Christ within works in such a way that we no longer look upon our service as a sacrifice. We look upon it as a privilege, as a joy, as a blessing. What fun to be able to do things for our Lord who loves us so much. You see, the Lord does not long for our service; He longs for a growing, loving relationship with us. God simply wants a loving relationship with you. 

I love my Master.Thats why I want to serve Him 

In ancient times, a man who desired to remain the property of his master would say, “I love my master. I don’t want to be free of him. I want to serve him.” The master would then take the servant to the doorpost and pin him with an awl through the lobe of his ear. Ever after, that servant would remain the master’s bondslave.

“I love my Master. That’s why I want to serve Him.” This is the only true motive for any valued service to God. You must have this motivation for whatever you do for Him. It is the only motivation the Lord will accept.

So don’t try to substitute your works for the fellowship He desires! Rather than busying yourself for Him, He would rather that you just sit, relax, and share time and love with Him. Serving the Lord always follows loving the Lord. You serve the Lord because you love Him. That is the mark of the bondslave.

- excerpted from Love The More Excellent Way by Chuck Smith