Conversations of Jesus

Joy, Joy, Joy

Our series Conversations with Jesus wraps up today.  His final conversation takes place with his disciples at the conclusion of the famous Upper Room Discourses.  Tension and anxieties were heightened as they were surrounded by betrayal, denial, scheming and sorrow.  What then did Jesus address? Joy!  The final Conversation with Jesus, although encircled by darkness,…

Living Servants

This week (John 13:1-17) begins more private conversations with Jesus. Chapters 13-17 are called the “Upper Room Discourses,” and nowhere else is Jesus at once so simple and deep (Alexander Maclaren). We have today from a private conversation with the greatest leader of all time, a lesson on servanthood. As we explore his teachings we…

Family Resemblence

Today’s conversation with Jesus involves Jesus and the religious leaders of his day. He clearly recognized and challenged the leaders reliance upon their heritage for their spiritual health. We too can find false comfort in our ancestry. Let’s appreciate any spiritual heritage that we all may have, but then let’s use Jesus’ words to determine…

A Totally Fulfilled Life

Today’s conversation with Jesus is neither solemn nor subtle. Within a perfectly chosen context, Jesus boldly and clearly launched himself forward as the one who brings life’s satisfaction. He nourishes, replenishes, fulfills, refreshes and provides life to all who would come to Him. This was the message of Jesus, and it remains our message today.