SAYINGS OF JESUS_WHEN AND WHY?

Rev. Jayasheelan - July 27, 2017 - New Testament Studies /

1. “It is written again; you shall not tempt the Lord your ‘God.”- At the second temptation in the wilderness when Satan said “if you are the Son of God throw yourself down.” Matt 4.5-7

2. “Foxes have holes holes and the birds of the air have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”- After healing Peter’s mother-in law Jesus crossed over to the other side of Capernaum. A certain scribe then said: “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Matt 8.19-20

3. “Those who are well have no need of a physician but those who are sick”.- Jesus sat at the table with tax collectors, The Pharisees saw this and said to the disciples “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners”? This was Jesus reply. Matt. 9. 10-12

4. “Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”- While talking to the multitude, Jesus’ ‘mother and brothers came seeking, to speak to Him. This was reply of Jesus. Matt 12. 46-50

5. “Be of good cheer-It is I, do not be afraid.”- The disciples were in a boat at sea. Jesus walked on the water towards them. They were afraid, thinking He was a ghost. Matt 14. 22-27

6. “Hear and understand, not what goes into the mouth defiles a man but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”-

The Pharisees debate with Christ over traditional actions, twisting the word of God to suit their own purposes. Then Jesus said these words quoting. Isaiah 29.13, Matt 15.1-11

7. “If you have faith as a mustard seed you will say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it will move” – The disciples asked Jesus why they had not been able to cure the epileptic boy. Jesus told them it was because of their unbelief. Matt 17.14-20

8. “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God, the things that are God’s”-
The Pharisees tried to entangle Jesus in His talk and asked if it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not. Matt 22.15-21, Luke 20.25

9. “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”-

When the Pharisees asked which was the greatest commandment-Jesus said “ You shall love the lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind… And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself: Then he said these words. Matt 22.34-40

10. “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.”- Passing through a cornfield on the Sabbath the disciples plucked grain and ate it and was criticized by the Pharisees. Jesus reminded them of David eating the shewbread and said these words. Mark 2.23-27

11. “If a kingdom is divided against itself that kingdom cannot stand”-
The Scribes said “He hath Beelzebub and by the ruler of demons He casts out demons. Then Jesus said these words, adding “and if a house is divided against itself that those cannot stand”. Mark 3. 22-25

12. “Peace, be still.”- Jesus, to the winds and the waves at sea, When His disciples thought they were sinking. Mark 4.36-41

13. “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and healed of your affliction.”- To the woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years she touched the garment of Jesus to get well. Jesus knew that power had gone out of Him. Mark. 5. 25-34

14. “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”- Jesus said this when the rich young ruler turned away on being asked to sell his worldly goods, take up the cross and follow Him. Mark. 10.17-25

15. “Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him.”- Jesus said this to His disciples who wanted to know where they should go and prepare for the Passover. Mark 14. 12-14

16. They all put in out of their abundance but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”- Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how people put money into the treasury. Many who were rich put in much but a poor widow threw in two mites which were all she had- this was what Jesus said about her. Mark 12.44

17. “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will by no means pass away.”- Jesus said these words about the second coming- all that would take place before He comes again. Mark 13.31

18. “For you have the poor with you always and whenever you wish you may do them good; but me you do not have always.” – When in the house of Simon the leper, a woman broke a bottle of costly oil and poured it on the head of Jesus. Some said it was a waste and this was Jesus ‘answer. Mark 14.-3-8

19. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready but the flesh is weak. “- At Gethsemane when Peter, James and John fell asleep instead of keeping watch. Jesus said this to them. Matt. 14-38

20. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”- The risen Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples as they sat at table and this was a part of His instructions to them. Mark 16.15

21. “Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business”? – To His parents, when they found that He had not returned with them after the feast of the Passover at Jerusalem and they questioned him why He had done this. Luke 2.41-49

22. “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing”- Jesus, at the synagogue after reading from the book of Isaiah. Is 61. 1 and 2. “He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind”, said these words- that this prophesy was fulfilled in Him. Luke 4.21

23. “Assuredly, I say to you no prophet is accepted in his own country”. – Jesus to the people of Nazareth-who wondered how Joseph’s son could teach and speak such gracious words. Luke 4.24

24. “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”- Jesus sat in Simon’s boat at the Lake of Gennesaret and taught the multitudes. Then he said these words to Simon. Luke 5.4-6

25. “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it”? – The scribes and the Pharisees watched to see if Jesus would heal the man with the withered hand that Sabbath day at the Synagogue Jesus, knowing their thoughts asked them this question. Luke 6.9-10

26. “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves.”- The start of the parable of the Good Samaritan, told by Jesus when a lawyer asked him. “Who is my neighbor”? Luke 10.30

27. “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither store house nor barn God feeds them.”- Jesus said this after the parable of the rich fool who laid up treasure for himself but who was called by God the same night. Jesus asked those around Him not to be covetous and not to be anxious of the morrow. Luke 12.15-24

28. “Which of you having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day”? – Jesus’ question to the Pharisees who were closely watching him on the Sabbath day when He healed the man with dropsy. Luke 14.1-6

29. “ For whoever exalts himself will be abased and he who humbles himself will be exalted- Jesus said this in the parable of the ambitious guest, advising humility in His followers. Luke 14.11

30. “Where are the nine”? – of the ten lepers whom Jesus had cleansed, only one came back to glorify God and give thanks, while the other nine went their way- Jesus said: Were their not ten cleansed? But where are the nine”? Luke 17.17

31. “Make haste and come down for today I must stay at your house.”- Jesus to Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector who had climbed a tree to see Jesus, as he was a man of short stature. Luke 19.5

32. “My house is a house of prayer but you made it a den of thieves.”- Jesus while cleansing the temple o f those who bought and sold in it. Luke 19. 46

33. “You rightly say that I am”. – This is Jesus’ reply to the chief priests and the scribes at the trial when they said: “Are you then the Son of God”? After he had said, “Here-after the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” Luke 22.70

34. “Then they will begin to say to the mountains” Fall on us and to the hills, “Cover us”- When Jesus was being led away to be crucified a multitude followed him with weeping among them. Asking the women not to weep for Him, Jesus prophesied about Jerusalem. Luke 23.30

35. “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad”? – The risen Jesus, to the two who were walking to Emmaus and discussing the crucifixion. Luke 24.13-17

36. “Woman what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” – Jesus to his mother at the wedding at Cana when the wine ran out- He did His first Miracle of turning the water into wine. John 2.1-8

37. “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”- Jesus, to Jews, after the cleansing of the temple, when they asked for a sign to prove who He was. He said this about His death and resurrection. John 2.19

38. “Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again. He cannot see the Kingdom of God.”- Jesus, to Nicodemus who came to Him by night. John 3.3

39. “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst, But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life,”- Jesus to the woman at the well, of whom He asked for a drink of water. John 4.6-14

40. “He who is without sin among you, lit him throw a stone at her first.”- Jesus, to the Scribes and Pharisees who brought to Him the woman caught in adultery. John 8. 1-7

41 “Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”- Jesus speaking about His relationship with God the Father said “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day and He saw it and was glad. The Jews did not understand and said: Your are not yet fifty years old and have you seen Abraham?” It is in reply that Jesus said these words. John 8:58

42. “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it day; the night is coming when no one can work.”- When the man who was blind from birth was brought to Jesus His disciples asked who had sinned, he or his parents, that he was born blind. This verse is part of His reply. The well known verse being “Neither this man nor his parents sinned but that the works of God should be revealed in him” John 9.1-7

43. “I have come that they may have life, and that may have it more abundantly.” – Part of the discourse where Jesus says “I am the good shepherd, I am the door…..- John 10.10

44. “And I know that you always hear Me but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent Me.”- Jesus’ prayer at Lazarus’ tomb, before calling him out. John 11.42

45. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone but if it dies, it produces much grain.” – The news of the raising of Lazarus from the dead and the triumphal entry into Jerusalem brought many to see Jesus among who were Greeks. When he was told of this…. “The hour has come….”- John 12.24

46. “You call me Teacher and Lord and you say well for so I am.”- Jesus to the disciples, after washing their feet setting them an example of humility. John 13-13

47. “I go to prepare a place for you”- After the last supper, Jesus announces His departure. These are the words after Jesus said: “In My Father’s house are many mansions.” John 14.2

48. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” – Jesus says this on His last teaching after commanding His disciples to love each other. John 15.13

49. “My Kingdom is not of this world, If any Kingdom were of this world. My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews, but now my kingdom is not from here.”- Part of Jesus’ answer to Pilate’s question “Are You the King of the Jews”? During His trial. John 18.33-36

50. “Behold your mother”- Jesus to “the disciple whom He loved” who was standing by (John), giving him charge of His mother. John 19-27.