sends His chosen Twelve on a mission with authority
Twelve go, as they are – no extra supplies of any kind
Twelve heal the sick, raise the dead, heal lepers, and cast out demons
tells the Twelve to stay with worthy people as they travel
welcoming people with Peace
persecuted, do not worry about what to say
Holy Spirit gives the right words at the right time
will betray brother
will betray their children – and children their fathers
not fear man – who can only destroy the body
God – who can destroy both body and soul
Father knows everything – ever hair on our head is numbered
came to bring division – not peace
Jesus as Lord on earth – He will acknowledge you in heaven
forfeit your life in order to gain eternal life
rewards generosity and hospitality
finishes instructing His Twelve
preaches throughout Galilee
the Baptist sends his disciples to question Jesus
identifies John the Baptist as the Elijah referred to in the Scriptures
call Jesus a glutton and a drunk
proclaims woes upon the unrepentant
praises the Father for revealing His truths to little children
hides His truth from the worldly wise and learned
Father has given the Son everything
offers rest to the weary and burdened
has a gentle and humble heart – learn of Him
yoke is easy and His burden is light
rest for your soul in Jesus
excerpt from Volume 5 - the Gospels
· Jesus told His disciples not to let their hearts be troubled, but rather, to
believe in God and believe in Him. There are many mansions in the Father’s
house, and Jesus told His disciples He was going to prepare a place for them. Since
He was going to prepare a place for them, He said He would also return to take them with Him, so they could be together; and,
He told them that they already knew where He was going.
· Thomas said they did not know where He was going, and asked how they could know the way. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father, but through me.” (NIV – John 14:6 – emphasis added). If they had known Him, Jesus said they would have also known the Father.
In fact, Jesus told them from then on they knew the Father and had seen Him.
· Philip told Jesus that if He would just show them the Father that would be enough for them, but Jesus asked Philip
how He could have been with them so long without them recognizing Him. Jesus
told them that when they saw Him they saw the Father. Jesus asked Philip if he
did not believe that He was in the Father; and the Father was in Him. Jesus revealed
that the words He had spoken were not His own – it was the Father living in Him doing His works.
· Since Jesus was going to the Father, He told His disciples they would do even greater works than they had seen
Him do. Whatever they asked for in His name, He said He would do to glorify the
Father. Jesus reiterated to His disciples that He would do anything they asked
for in His name; but cautioned them to obey His commandments, if they loved Him
· When they looked at Jesus, He told them they were also looking at the Father.
Jesus then asked Philip if he did not believe that He was in the Father, and that the Father was in Him. Jesus told them that the words He had spoken to them were not His own – they were the Father’s
words – it was the Father living in Him that performed the miraculous works.
· Since Jesus was going to the Father, He told His disciples they would do even greater works then He had done. Jesus said again that He would do whatever they asked for in His name, in order to
glorify the Father.
· Again, Jesus said He would do anything they asked in His name – but again instructed them to obey His commandments
if they loved Him. If they obeyed His commandments, Jesus said He would pray
to the Father for them, and the Father would send another Helper – the Spirit of truth – to be with them forever.
· The world could not receive the Spirit of truth, Jesus said, because the world did not know Him or seek Him; but Jesus
told His disciples they knew Him, because He lived among them; and would live in them.
· Even though the world would not see Him after a short time, He would not abandon His disciples as orphans –
He would return to them. When He did return, they would know He was in the Father,
the Father was in Him, and He was in them. Then He again repeated that if they
obeyed His commandments, it showed that they loved Him; and if they loved Him, the Father would love them, and Jesus said
He would love them and reveal Himself to them.
· The disciple Judas (not Iscariot) asked Jesus why He was going to reveal Himself to them, but not the world. Jesus repeated that anyone who loved Him would obey Him; then the Father would
love them, and Jesus and the Father would come to live in them. Those who
did not love Jesus would not obey His commands, which really came from the Father who had sent Him.
· Jesus spoke all His words while living with His disciples, but Jesus told them the Father was sending the Holy Spirit
(the Helper – Comforter) in the name of Jesus to teach them all things, and to remind them of everything He had told
them. Then Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give to you;
not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor
let it be afraid.” (KJV – emphasis added)
· Jesus reminded them that He was going away, but would return to them. If
they loved Him, they would be rejoicing, because He was going to the Father; who was greater than He was. Jesus had been telling His disciples of future events so they would believe when they saw them happening. Jesus said He would not speak to them much longer, because the ruler of this world,
who had no part of Him, was coming so the world would know that He loved the Father by His obedience to the Father.
· After speaking those things, Jesus invited His disciples to get up and leave the upper room with Him.