April 1, 2009
APrayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Jesus On
In My Name
by Michele / April 2009
Jesus' words are rendered in red.  The topic words are highlighted in purple for your attention.

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Questions About the Greatest

Matthew 18 Mark 9 Luke 9

[1] In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying: Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?

[2] And when he called [a] child he stood him in their midst

[3] and said: Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become as the child, you will not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

[4] Whoever therefore humbles himself as this child, this is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

[5] And whoever receives [one] such child in my name receives me.

[33] And they came to Capernaum. And having come to pass in [a] house he asked them, What were you considering in the road? 

[34] But they were being silent, for they had been reasoning with each other in the road who [is] greater. 

[35] And having sat he called the twelve and says to them: Whoever would be first, he will be last of all and servant of all.

[36] And having taken [a] child he stood him in their midst, and taking him in his arms he said to them,

[37] Whoever receives one of such children in my name receives me; and whoever receive me, receives not me but the [one] having sent me.

[46] So [a] dispute came among them, who might be [the] greater among them.

[47] But Jesus having known the dispute of their hearts, having taken [a] child he set him among them,

[48] and said to them: Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the [one] having sent me, for the [one] being least among you, this [one] is great.


Two or Three Gathered

Matthew 18

[18] Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on the earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will have been loosed in heaven.

[19] Again I truly say to you that if two among you be in agreement on the earth concerning any matter that they ask, it will come to pass from my father in [the] heavens. 

[20] For when two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst.


On Jesus’s Side

Mark 9 Luke 9

[38] John said to him: Teacher, we saw someone in your name casting out demons, who follows us not, and we forbid him, for he did not follow us.

[39] But Jesus said: Be not forbidding him, for there is no one who does [a] power in my name and is able at once to speak evil of me;

[40] For whoever is not against us is for us. 

[41] For whoever give you [a] cup of water in [my] name, because you are of Christ, truly I say to you that he will not lose his reward.

[49] But answering John said: Master, we know someone casting out demons in your name,  and we were forbidding him, because he does not follow us.  

[50] But Jesus said to him: Be not forbidding [him]; for whoever is not against us is for us. 


The Signs of the End of the Age
Luke 21

[5] And when some were saying concerning the temple, that it was adorned with ornaments and beautiful stones, he said:  

[6] All these [things] that you behold, [the] days will come in which there will not be left stone which will not be thrown down.  

[7] But they asked him saying: Teacher, when therefore will these [things] be? And what [will be] the sign when these [things] are [about] to come to pass?  

[8] And he said: Be seeing that you be not deceived, for many will come upon my name saying: I am [he], and, The opportune-time has drawn nigh Do not go after them.  

[9] But when you hear wars and disorders, be not frightened, for it is necessary these [things] come to pass first, but not straightway [is] the end.


The One Believing In Me
John 14

[12] Truly truly I say to you, the [one] believing in me, the works that I do, that [one] also will do, and greater than these will do, because I go to the father.

[13] And whatever you ask in my name, this will I do, in order that the father be glorified in the son.

[14] If you ask anything [of] me in my name, I will do [it].


Teaching on the Holy Spirit
John 14

[23] Jesus answered and said to him: If anyone agape-loves me, he will keep my word, and my father will agape-love him, and we will come to him, and we will make our dwelling-place with him.

[24] The [one] not agape-loving me does not keep to my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but of the father having sent me.

[25] These [things] have I spoken while dwelling with you.

[26] But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, which the father will send in my name, that [one] will teach you everything and will remind you of everything which I spoke to you.


Dwell In My Agape Love
John 15

[9] Just as the father agape-loved me, I also agape-loved you. Dwell in my agape-love.
[10]
If you keep my commandments you will dwell in my agape-love, just as I have kept my father’s commandments and I dwell in [his] agape-love.
[11]
This have I spoken to you that my joy be in you and you joy be made full.
[12]
This is my commandment: that you be agape-loving one another, just as I agape-loved you.
[13]
Greater agape-love no one has than this, that he lay down his psyche-lifea in his philia-beloveds’ behalf.
[14] You are my philia-beloved, if you are doing what I command you. 
[15]
No longer do I say you [are] slaves, because the slave does not know what his lord does; but I have called you philia-beloved, because everything that I heard from my father I made known to you.
[16]
You did not choose me, but I chose you, and dedicatedb you that you be going and be bearing fruit and your fruit be remainingc, in order that whatever you ask the father in my name he give you. 
[17]
These [things] I command you, in order that you be agape-loving one another.


In My Name
John 16

[19] Jesus knew that they were wanting to be asking him, and he said to them: Concerning this do you seek with each other what I said: [a] little [while] and you do not behold me, and again [a] little [while] and you see me? 

[20] Truly truly I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be pained, but your pain will become joy. 

[21] The woman when she gives birth has pain, because her hour has come, but when the child be born, no longer does she remember the sorrow because of the joy that [a] human has been born into the world. 

[22] And you therefore now indeed have pain. But you will see me again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

[23] And in that day you will ask me nothing. Truly truly I say to you, whatever you request of the father he will give to you in my name. 

[24] Until now you requested nothing in my name. Be requesting and you will receive, in order that your joy be made full.

[25] These [things] have I spoken in proverbs to you, [the] hour comes when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, but I will report to you openly concerning the father.

[26] In that day you will request in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the father concerning you. 

[27] For the father himself philia-loves you, because you have philia-loved me and have believed that I have come out from beside the father.

[28] I came from the father and I am come into the world; again I leave the world and go to the father.


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