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Jesus identified as Christ by the works He did
John 10:22-42
Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
John 6:1-15
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
Published December 14th, 2019; Updated December 14th, 2019
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Main point summary
All 5000 ate and were filled with the food Jesus provided. Many appreciated what Jesus did but not who He was and the deeper purpose for His presence 6:15. A conviction of the following fact must happen before a proper appreciation of God is possible: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; (Romans 3:23-24 NASB) An event that occurred in 2008 follows now t o illustrate the first part of Rm 3:23 Weiguang Li (Vince Li) was born in China on April 30, 1968. He graduated with a degree and worked as a software engineer in Bejing prior to immigrating to Canada in 2001. In Canada, he worked at multiple jobs in Winnipeg and Edmonton and was described as a reliable and hard-working man. In June 2008, Li was fired over a disagreement with employees at one of his jobs in Edmonton which led him to search for a new job in Winnipeg. On July 30, Li entered a Bus heading to Winnipeg. He sat beside a 22-year old man, Tim McLean who had his earbuds in and slept. 30 km west of Portage la Prarie, Li suddenly drew a knife and stabbed, beheaded and cannibalized this man. The Police received a call at 8:30PM and arrested him 1:30AM when he attempted to escape the bus. Li became remanded of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre after the judge accepted a diagnosis of Chitzofrenia which deemed Li according to Canadian law as "not criminally responsible". On May 8, 2015, Li was released from the mental health facility first to join a group home in a Winnipeg community and eventually was granted to live independently. Here is the question I was aiming at for telling this gruesome life-story: How is Vince Li, on an elementary level, different from you and me? Li had no choice in where he was born, what family he would be part of, and in essence, no choice of the makeup of the chemicals in his brain that caused Li to be mentally ill. Nor had you and I a choice in those outcomes. A multitude of factors are results of the lives of generations that lived before us. This displays that ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God . The whole human race has fallen short of the perfect lives that God has intended for them. And that on all levels, that is, spiritually and physically. What follows now is a display of the glory of God in Jesus Christ based on John 6:1-15. Jesus Christ the glory of God: Jesus Christ was perfect in compassion because He was God in human form . He knew about the busyness of life that surrounded Him and the disciples so out of compassion for them He withdrew to the mountain to build them up and grand them rest form the masses. When He saw the multitude of the 5000 come to him, He knew that they were hungry from following Him all the way to the northwest of the sea of Galilee and provided food for them. He showed compassion and never ever did He fail to do so when it was appropriate. Are you compassionate or indifferent to those in need? - I know that I have fallen short many times. Jesus Christ was perfectly thrifty because He was God in human form. When the 5000 finished eating, He told the disciples to gather the leftovers. How do you make use of the things that were entrusted to you in this lifetime? Thriftiness is not always black and white but are you aware of areas in your life in which you habitually waste? Never did He ever waist. Jesus Christ was perfect in patience because He was God in human form. How difficult this one is! When the crowd wanted to make Him King, he withdrew and waited until He received His glorious crown in God's timing. He first wore the crown of thorns before the majestic crown was placed on His head. There is judgment for all who sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Everyone is responsible for their actions and will be held accountable by and before God. A Vince Li will not escape this judgment but neither will you and I unless you receive the gift of justification: being justified as a gift by His grace. It requires redemption in order to be right/justified to God. Jesus Christ provided that when He gave His life as a payment for sinners. You, I and even Vince Li may be cleared of all our sins as a gift by the means of God's grace in Jesus Christ. - Now, this is Good News!!!!! - Jesus Christ is able to multiply 5 bread and 2 fish to a crowd of 5000 people because He was God in human form. If he is able to do that, He also can grand you the gift of justification. You need to be right with God. May God grant you that now!
John 6:1-15
After these things
Jesus went away
to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias).
Compassion of Christ
A large crowd followed Him,
because they saw the signs ... on those who were sick.
which He was performing
Then Jesus went up ... and there He sat down
on the mountain,
with His disciples.
Now the Passover, ... was near.
the feast of the Jews,
lifting up His eyes and seeing
that a large crowd was coming
to Him,
Therefore Jesus, ... said to Philip,
“Where are we to buy bread,
so that these may eat?”
Sufficiency of Christ
This He was saying to test him,
for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.
Philip answered Him,
“Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them,
for everyone to receive a little.”
One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him,
“There is a lad here
who has five barley loaves
and two fish,
but what are these for so many people?”
Jesus said,
“Have the people sit down.”
Now there was much grass
in the place.
So the men sat down,
in number about five thousand.
and having given thanks,
Jesus then took the loaves, ... He distributed to those who were seated;
likewise also of the fish
as much as they wanted.
Thriftiness of Christ
When they were filled,
He said to His disciples,
“Gather up the leftover fragments
so that nothing will be lost.”
So they gathered them up,
and filled twelve baskets
with fragments
from the five barley loaves
which were left over
by those who had eaten.
Patience of Christ
Therefore when the people saw the sign
which He had performed,
they said,
“This is truly the Prophet
who is to come
into the world.”
perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him
by force
to make Him king,
So Jesus, ... withdrew again
to the mountain
by Himself alone.
Romans 3:23-24
for all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God,
being justified
by His grace
through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus,
Main point summary
Jesus withdrew but people followed him to a remote place. The people didn't bring food with but were hungry. Jesus supplied food for over 5000 people by multiplying five loaves and two fish.
Matthew 14:13-21
a Now when Jesus heard about John,
He withdrew from there in a boat
to a secluded place by Himself;
and when the 1 people heard of this,
they followed Him on foot
from the cities.
When He went 1 ashore,
He a saw a large crowd,
and felt compassion for them
and b healed their sick.
When it was evening,
the disciples came to Him and said,
“This place is desolate
and the hour is already 1 late;
so send the crowds away,
that they may go into the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
But Jesus said to them,
“They do not need to go away;
you give them something to eat!”
They * said to Him,
“We have here only a five loaves and two fish.”
And He said,
“Bring them here to Me.”
Ordering the 1 people to 2 sit down on the grass,
He took the five loaves and the two fish,
and looking up toward heaven,
He a blessed the food,
and breaking the loaves
He gave them to the disciples,
and the disciples gave them to the crowds,
and they all ate and were satisfied.
They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces,
twelve full a baskets.
There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
Mark 6:30-44
a The b apostles * gathered together with Jesus;
and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.
And He * said to them,
“Come away by yourselves
to a secluded place
and rest a while.”
(For there were many people coming and going, and a they did not even have time to eat.)
a They went away in b the boat
to a secluded place
by themselves.
The people saw them going, and many recognized them
and ran there together on foot
from all the cities,
and got there
ahead of them.
When Jesus went 1 ashore,
He a saw a large crowd,
and He felt compassion for them
because b they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and He began to teach them many things.
When it was already quite late,
His disciples came to Him and said,
“ 1 This place is desolate
and it is already quite late;
send them away
so that they may go
into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves 1 something to eat.”
But He answered them,
“You give them something to eat!”
a And they * said to Him,
“Shall we go and spend two hundred 1 b denarii on bread and give them something to eat?”
And He * said to them,
“How many loaves do you have? Go look!”
And when they found out, they * said,
“Five, and two fish.”
And He commanded them all to 1 sit down
by groups
on the green grass.
They 1 sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.
And He took the five loaves and the two fish,
and looking up toward heaven,
He a blessed the food and broke the loaves
and He kept giving them to the disciples
to set before them;
and He divided up the two fish among them all.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up twelve full a baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.
There were a five thousand men who ate the loaves.
Mike Knox
Nice work Christian!
Christian Giesbrecht
Thanks Mike!
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