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Lori Cline - Red-Letter Words
What Jesus Said About HIS WORD
Lori Cline
Aired on Mar 05, 2024
Mar 04, 2024
00:03:30 Minutes


Luke 22:20, Mark 13:31

Even as time goes on and things chance, the words of Jesus remain.   ~~~   Do you know any of the words of Jesus? Whether you believe and follow Him or not, you very well may have quoted Him. You might know Jesus said to, “love your neighbor,” but do you also know Jesus said, “love your enemy”? Yep. Wherever you stand with Jesus, the fact remains that His words always cause a stir. The Pharisees used the words of Jesus against him to have him crucified. So good reminder, just because someone uses the words of Jesus, doesn’t mean they FOLLOW the words of Jesus. Find out what Jesus said for yourself. Dig into Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. As you seek Him, you WILL find Him, from Genesis to Revelation. Some bibles have the words of Jesus in RED. I love those. These ‘red letter editions’ as they are called, highlight the words of Jesus in the color red throughout the gospel accounts. The first one was published in 1899 by Louis Klopsch. He was inspired to publish such an edition by reading what Jesus spoke in Luke 22:20 which says this… Luke 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” This verse sparked the idea. Jesus’ words in red, symbolizing the new covenant Jesus sealed with His blood on the cross. It’s simply a tool we can use as we study ALL of scripture. As a red letter edition bible highlights the words of Jesus, I thought I would do the same. So join me this month at as I look at some of the red letter words of Jesus. We’ll dig into truth He spoke that doesn’t get as much mainstream attention because, well, it might not be what we WANT to focus on. But you see, that’s why we should. Every word of God’s word matters. That’s the danger in thinking any part of the Bible is of more importance than the other. EVERY word is from God. Jesus Christ IS the Word (John 1:14). All of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, is the Word of GOD, (2 Timothy 3:16–17) AND the word of Jesus, because He and the Father are one. (John 10:30) We are to hold dear, adhere to and follow EVERY word, because it is right and true and it will stand forever. This is what Jesus said about His words. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Here in Mark chapter 13, Jesus is giving his disciples a look into the future. While out on the Mount of Olives, Jesus begins to describe the coming destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem as well as a great tribulation and end to heaven and earth as we know it. There will be signs, just as buds blooming now are signs of Spring that will lead to Summer, we will see and know when the time is near. Jesus makes it clear. All things, in the heavens and on this earth, will pass away, but His WORDS will remain. That’s the truth. Jesus said it. I believe it. I stand alone on it. It’s the only thing in this life that will not fail. I’m Lori Cline.

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