As part of my introduction to the Red Letter Series we began on Sunday I shared some quick thoughts about the words of Jesus. Thought I would share them here too…

His Words were…

…different depending on who He was talking to [Pharisees, the sick/lost, disciples, the crowd. It wasn’t just about what they wanted to hear but about what they needed to hear]

…full of power & impact [anyone who tells someone brought by their four friends to ‘get up & walk’ or to another ‘your sins are forgiven’ is speaking words of power & impact]

…full of focus [Jesus regularly went to be with His Father to pray that’s why He managed to stay focused and only do what His Father told Him to]

…full of challenge [when the Pharisees throw a woman caught in adultery at his feet His response is a great challenge ‘let him who is without sin, cast the first stone’]

…full of purpose [Imagine hearing someone say that they are the fulfilment of the words Isaiah spoke and the same person telling the crowd ‘I am the way, the truth & the life’]

…full of life [amazing words that spoke of His purpose & love for people like ‘I have come to give you life and life in all its fullness’]

…challenging to the norm [in answer to the question ‘Who is my neighbour He told the story of the Good Samaritan – definitely NOT what they expected to hear]

…transforming peoples lives [we don’t know everything He said to Zaccheus but it made a huge difference & to the woman at the well – He told her everything about her life and it impacted her & the town forever]

Why are the Words of Jesus powerful to you?

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