Summary: Do you know what Jesus first words were? What about His Last words? His next words, and His most important words. Find out in this message.
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The Words Of Jesus Christ
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby
(Preached At Antioch Baptist Church Woodbury, Georgia 8-24-2003)
Text; Mark 13:31; Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
How many people have been helped by the words of Jesus Christ?
Think of the number of times that preachers have used John 14:1-3, to comfort those who have lost a love one to death.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3.
Think of the heartbroken who have been helped by the words of Jesus Christ in John 14:18; I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Think of the untold multitude who has found salvation in the words of Jesus Christ from John 3:16; For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
How many weary souls have found rest in the words of Jesus Christ from Matthew 11:28-30; Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
To the hungry Jesus is The Bread of Life!
To the thirsty He is the Living Water To the Bereaved He is The Resurrection and The Life.
To the wandering He is The Way!
(1) His First Words
Often when children are born, each parent attempts to get the child to say, mama, or daddy. I know of one fellow who was found in his back yard saying into a steel drum, "daddy, daddy." He wanted to hear the sound of a child to his father by the echo of his own words. What hope of a parent.
Jesus had first words. We do not know all of His first words as a child, but we do have His first words of His earthly ministry given to us from the Bible.
His first words in the Gospel of Matthew are; Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:14-15.
Jesus first words in Matthew are "The time is fulfilled," "The kingdom of God is at hand," "REPENT YE" And "Believe the Gospel." Jesus says to the sinner, "Repent ye and believe the gospel."
His first words in Mark are; Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Matthew 3:13-15.
Jesus had come to John the Baptist to be Baptized by Him, this would set the pattern for all believers who followed Jesus after salvation. Baptize Me!
The first words of Jesus Christ in Luke’s Gospel were;
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49.
Jesus first words in Luke are in a question to His parents. Jesus at age twelve had gone to the temple with Joseph and His mother Mary. They left to go home, but Jesus stayed behind at the temple talking to the doctors and of the temple. After realizing Jesus was not a part of the family as they traveled home, they turned to go back and get Him. It took them three days to finally find Jesus in the temple. 2:38; His mother ask Him Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. Jesus answered her with these first words in Luke, I must be about my Father’s business? verse 49.
Jesus Christ first words in the Gospel of John were;
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? John 1:38 These words are words to lost sinners. Who are you looking for to save you? What seek Ye? They were seeking Him. When you seek for Him, you will surely find Him.