It’s not Us, It’s YOU Jesus!
19 “Why go ye about to kill me?”
20 “The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? John 7:19-20
Was Christ Tempted in the Wilderness?
And immediately [after Christ’s baptism] the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan. (Mark 1:12, 13.)
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a]by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (Matthew 4:1)
NO … he attended a wedding with his disciples.
And the third day [after Christ’s baptism] there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” (John 2:1-3)
Were Christ’s Disciples Commanded to go forth with a Staff and Sandals???
And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse; but be shod with sandals. (Mark 6:8, 9.)
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,neither shoes, nor yet staves. (Matt. 10:9, 10.)
Were disciples allowed by Jesus to take a staff?
10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Matt 10:10
8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Mark 6:8
Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus as the Messiah?
14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matt 3:14-17
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” John 1:29-34
10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:10-11
18 John’s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” Luke 7:18-20
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Matt 11:2-3 ......
.... (John apparently had forgotten the dove and the voice).
Jesus begins his ministry when?
Before John's arrest
22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24 (This was before John was put in prison.) John 3:22- 24.
After John's arrest
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. Mark 1:14
Zedbulun and Nphtali
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matt 4:12,17
19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done, 20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison. Luke 3:19,20
John the Baptist is Elijah
Jesus says he is
11 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”
13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist. Matt 17:11-13
John the Baptist - Not Who Jesus Says He Is
19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”
21 They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” John 1:19-21
Herod believed John had risen from the dead ?
16 But when Herod heard this, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!” Mark 6:16
NO ..... Herod did not believe this
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead, Luke 9:7
Paul's trip to Apostles
Soon after his conversion and recovery in Damascus, he spent some time with the Apostles
19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus
27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.
28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. (Acts 9:19, 27-28).
Not until three years later, and then he only saw Peter and James
17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas[a] and stayed with him fifteen days.
19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother.
20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
Effeminate Not Saved
Paul said Effeminate" men cannot be saved
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 1 Cor 6:9
With His Disciples
ALWAYS WITH HIS DISCIPLES
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt 28:20
NOT ALWAYS WITH THEM
How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Matt 16:11
But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them,and on that day they will fast. Mark 2:20
The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. Mark 14:7
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” John 12:8
Was the Woman who besought Jesus from Canaan or from Greece???
And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (Matt. 15:22.)
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation, and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (Mark 7:26.)
Was John in Prison when Jesus went into Galillee???
Now, after that John was put in prison Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. (Mark 1:14.)
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee. (John 1:43.)
And after these things came Jesus with his disciples into the land of Judea. . . . And John was baptizing in Enon. . . . For John was NOT YET cast into prison. (John 3:22, 23, 24.)
Paul Baptized Who?
Paul says that at Corinth he baptized “none … but Crispus and Gaius (1 Cor 1:14).
Then he says he baptized Stephanas’ family (v. 16). Then proceeds to say he doesn’t know whether he baptized any one else (v. 16).
Paul Uses Trickery?
Paul says he does not use trickery
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 1 Thess 2:3
Then Paul says he does use trickery
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 2 Cor 12:16
Did Jesus' disciples fast?
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matt 6:16
18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” Mark 2:18
Christ preached his first Sermon on the Mountain or on the Plain???
And seeing the multitude he went up into a mountain, and when he was set his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying. (Matt. 5:1, 2.)
And he came down with them and stood in the plain; and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people . . . came to hear him. . . . And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said. (Luke 6:17, 20.)
Mark, John and Paul are unfamiliar with any such sermon.
Christ laid down his life for his friends and sheep or for his enemies
FRIENDS & SHEEP
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. [John 15:13]
The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. [John 10:11]
FOR HIS ENEMIES
When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his son. [Rom 5:10 ]
Lawful to put Christ to death and not lawful
The Jews answered him, we have a law, and by our law he ought to die. [John 19:7
The Jews therefore said to him, it is not lawful for us to put any man to death. [John 18:31]
DENY HIM THREE TIMES
Jesus said cock would not crow till Peter had denied him three times
Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! John 13:38
ONLY ONE DENIAL
The cock crowed after his first denial
While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said. 68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway. Mark 14:66-68
The Holy Ghost was bestowed on. . . or … before … or after … Pentecost
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together…
22 And when he had said this he breathed on them, and said to them, receive you the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
DAY OF PENTECOST
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all of one accord in one place. . . . And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:1, 4
3 He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.
5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5
Bethany Never Existed
Bethany means “House of God.” This is the alleged city where Jesus took five loafs of bread and two fishes and multiplied them continuously to feed a huge crowd of 5,000 people.
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14:17-21
Bethany never existed at that time. This is evidenced by others including the Church father Origen who said he could find no trace of Bethany beyond Jordan.
Two, a Donkey and a Colt
The donkey ride into Jerusalem: Jesus rode both a donkey and a colt.
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. Matt 21:7
Only the colt
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. Mark 11:7
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. Luke 19:35
And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, John 12:14
Donkey - Who found it?
Jesus "found" the animal himself;
14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, John 12:14
the others say the disciples found it according to Jesus' instructions.
2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. Mark 11:2-4
30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. Luke 19:30-32
Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. Matt 21:2
Cleansing of the temple
It was at the start of Jesus' Ministry
John says it was early in Jesus' ministry.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. John 2:13-16
It was at the end of Jesus' Ministry
Matt, Mark, and Luke say it occurred after the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. Matt 21:12-13
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; Mark 11:15-19
45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, Luke 19:45-48
It was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. Matt 26:6-7
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. Mark 14:3
It was in Bethany at Martha's house.
Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. John 12:1-2
It was in Galilee at the house of a Pharisee.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:36-38
What was anointed???
Matt and Mark say his head was anointed;
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. Matt 26:7
as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. Mark 14:3
Luke and John say his feet.
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:36-38
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:3
Who anointed Jesus???
John says Mary anointed him;
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:3
The others don't say who the woman was.
Fig Tree Withered When?
Withering of fig tree: the disciples saw it wither immediately.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Matt 21:19-21
It only withered the next day.
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. Mark 11:13-14, 11:20-21
The centurion went personally to summon Jesus,
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, Matt 8:5
Centurion sent messengers.
2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luke 7:2-3, 7:6-7
Dead / Alive Daughter
Jairus told Jesus his daughter was dead
While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Matt 9:18
She was still alive.
For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. Luke 8:42
Blind man? Men?
Two blind men were healed by Jesus, says
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. Matt 20:30
Mark and Luke both say it was only one.
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging Mark 10:46
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: Luke 18:35
Jesus Giving Healing Powers
Jesus gives the disciples the power to heal
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Matt 10:1
They cannot heal
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Matt 17:15-16
Not willing in his mission
Jesus expressed unwillingness to perform his mission of being crucified
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matt 26:39
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. Mark 14:36
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done Luke 22:42
Accused God of forsaking him
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matt 27:46
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mark 15:34
Healed All / Not
YES ...... Jesus healed all the sick
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: Matt 8:16
40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. Luke 4:40
NO ...... He healed many, but not all
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. Mark 1:32-34
Feeding of the Multitude made no impression on the people
52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. Mark 6:52
They were so impressed they wanted to make Jesus their king
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. John 6:14-15
One man possessed
- Gergesenes swine healing
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Mark 5:2
26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. Luke 8:26-28
NO, Not One Man, Two Men
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. Matt 8:28-33.
Asked Jesus, No, No One Asked
Peter and Thomas each ask where Jesus is going
36 Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”
Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus later said that no one has asked him that question
5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’