Jesus Words 1 – Before Jesus’ ministry began

Jesus approached John the Baptist in the water. John insisted, “You are worthy of praise, and not me”, and identified Jesus as the “Chosen One”; David’s promised eternal heir. Jesus said, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.”

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Jesus walked out into nature and was tempted by the Accuser. First tempted to satisfy physical hunger, Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man will not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of God’s mouth.” In response to the Accuser’s baiting Jesus for physical proof, Jesus said, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’” Then he again rejected the appetite of power of this world (offered in exchange for his worship), “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You will worship the Lord your God, and you will only serve him.’” 

Jesus returned to Andrew and Phillip (two of John the Baptist’s followers) walked after Jesus until he turned and asked, “What are you looking for?” Being asked where he was staying, Jesus offered, “Come, and see.” Andrew’s brother met him with Jesus looking at him and saying, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You will be called The Rock”

india-3664758_640The next day, Jesus was determined to go to our home state – Galilee. He found Philip and said, “Follow me.” After a 36-hour hike, Philip found his brother. Jesus saw Nathanael approaching and said about him, “See, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Addressing Nathanael, Jesus said, “Before Philip called you (when you were under the fig tree) – I saw you.” Nathanael had an outburst of confirmation that this was true, and Jesus asked, “Because I told you, ‘I saw you underneath the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these! Most certainly, I tell you, after this you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

marriage-918864_640Eight more hours of hiking into the mountains, and Jesus crew showed up for a wedding (which his mom attended). They ran out of wine and Jesus mom hinted that he should fix it. He said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.” The servant stood there waiting on him to say what to do. Jesus said, “Fill the water pots with water.” Completing that ask, Jesus finished, “Now draw some out, and take it to the one in charge of the meal.” The water in the jars had become full of wine.

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