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"Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt or known or believed, and then let your fond affections hold Him fast forevermore."  Charles Spurgeon
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Jesus Christ
Love Incarnate

First Corinthians is the chapter of "charity." The world "charity" is actually a translations of the Greek word agape (English: love). This is not self love (eros), nor self-satisfying love (phileo), but self-sacrificing love (agape) This love does not merly epress an emotion, but God in motion toward a world at enmity with Himself (Jam. 4:4). This is God’s deliberate love, which, by an act of His will He chooses its object. God’s love for us is not based on our attractiveness, our position, nor any benefit that we can render—it is based solely on His recognition of our great need to be salvationally loved. Further, God’s love is unconditional and eternal (1 Jn. 4:10).

This love is more, for love is an attribute of God (1 Jn. 4:7-8), a way in which He makes Himself known to us.

This love is more, for God is love personified in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh (Jn. 1:1, 14), that we might behold His glory.

This love is more, for "God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son..." (Jn. 3:16). Jesus Christ, the image of God, the God-man, and very God of very God, became sin that we might believe, and believing, have eternal life.

This love is more, for in being conformed to the image of His dear Son (Rms. 8:29), the love of God is perfected in His own until we can love our enemies, love our neighbors as ourselves, and prove our descipleship by the love we have for one another.

God is love.
Jesus Christ is God.
Jehovah-Jesus Christ is love.

First Corinthians Thirteen

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not Christ, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have a the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove moutains, and have not
Christ I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, anthough I give my body to be burned, and have not
Christ, it profiteth me nothing.

suffereth long and is kind;
Christ envieth not; Christ vauntieth not itself, is not puffed up.
Christ] doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Christ] rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Christ] beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when that (Word of God) which is perfect (complete) is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

Jesus Christ
Is Precious

Jesus Christ was anointed with precious ointment (Matt. 24:7; Mk. 14:3)

Jesus Christ is like the precious fruit of the earth (Jam. 5:7)

Jesus Christ’s blood is precious (1 Pet. 1:19)

Jesus Christ, the living stone is precious to God (1 Pet. 2:4)

Jesus Christ, the chief corner stone, is precious (1 Pet. 2:6)

Jesus Christ is precious to those that believe (1 Pet. 2:7)

Jesus Christ is the object of our precious faith (2 Pet. 2:1)

Jesus Christ gave us exceeding great and precious promises (2 Pet. 2:4)

Jesus Christ, the precious light of the new Jerusalem (Rev. 21:10-11; 22:5)

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Jesus Christ
Is Better

Christ is better to obey (1 Sam. 15:22)

lovingkindness is better than life (Ps. 63:3)

A day with
Christ is better than a thousand without Him (Ps. 84:10)

trustworthiness is better than confidence in man (Ps. 118:8,9)

Word is better than riches (Ps. 119:72)

Reverence for Christ is better than great treasure (Prov. 15:16)

love is better than the world’s wine (Song 1:2)

name is better than of sons & daughters (Isa. 56:5)

will do better to you at the end than at your beginnings (Ez. 36:11)

To be with
Christ is far better (Phil. 1:23)

is so much better than the angels (Heb. 1:4)

is a better hope (Heb. 7:19)

is a surety of a better testament (Heb. 7:22)

is the Mediator of a better covenant (Heb. 8:6)

is a better sacrifice (Heb. 9:23)

has prepared a better country (Heb. 11:16)

has prepared a better resurrection (Heb. 11:35)

has provided some better thing for us (Heb. 11:40)

blood speaks of better things (Heb. 12:24)

"This is My Beloved Son..."

"This is My Beloved Son..."

Jesus Christ
Our Passover

"And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying,

In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man the Christ, according to the house of their fathers, the Christ for an house:

And if the household be too little for the Christ, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take Christ according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the Christ.

Your Christ shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take Christ out from the sheep, or from the goats:

And ye shall keep Christ up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill Christ in the evening.

And they shall take of the blood [of the Christ], and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat Christ.

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat Christ.

Eat not of Christ raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; Christ’s head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

And ye shall let nothing of Christ remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of Christ until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

And thus shall ye eat Christ; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat Christ in haste:

Christ is the LORD'S Passover.


Jesus Christ
the Suffering Servant

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the Christ of the Lord revealed?

For Christ shall grow up before God as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: Christ hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Christ, there is no beauty that we should desire Christ.

Christ is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Christ; Christ was despised, and we esteemed Christ not.

Surely Christ hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Christ stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But Christ was wounded for our transgressions, Christ was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Christ; and with Christ’s stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Christ the iniquity of us all.

Christ was oppressed, and Christ was afflicted, yet Christ opened not His mouth: Christ is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so Christ openeth not His mouth.

Christ was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare Christ’s generation? for Christ was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of My people was Christ stricken.

And Christ made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because Christ had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Christ; He hath put Christ to grief: when Thou shalt make Christ’s soul an offering for sin, He shall see Christ’s seed,

He shall prolong Christ’s days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in Christ’s hand.

He shall see of the travail of Christ’s soul, and shall be satisfied: by Christ’s knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many; for Christ shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore will I divide Christ a portion with the great, and Christ shall divide the spoil with the strong; because Christ hath poured out His soul unto death: and Christ was numbered with the transgressors; and Christ bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:1-12

"This is My Beloved Son..."
"This is My Beloved Son..."

The “I wills” of Jesus Christ

I will make you fishers of men (witnessing) (Matt. 4:19)

I will have mercy (Matt. 9:13)

I will give you rest (Matt. 11:28)

I will say to the reapers (judgment) (Matt. 13:30)

I will not send them away fasting (hospitality) (Matt. 15:32)

I will build My church (God’s ongoing program) (Matt. 16:18)

I will give authority unto the church(es) (administration of the Kingdom) (Matt. 16:19)

I will reward the laborers according to My assessment (equal reward) (Matt. 20:14)

I will make the faithful in few things rulers over many things (responsibility) (Matt. 25:23)

I will keep the Passover (church ordinances) (Matt. 26:18)

I will go before you (security)  (Matt. 26:32)

I will do the will of God (confidence)  (Matt. 26:39)

I will rise again (blessed hope) (Matt. 27:63)

I will tell you by what authority I do these things (authority)  (Mk. 11:29)

I will show you what you are like (Lk. 6:47)

I will forewarn you Whom you shall fear (judgment)  (Lk. 12:15)

I will in no wise cast out (security) (Jn. 6:37)

I will give My life for the life of the world (service) (Jn. 6:51)

I will come again (surety) (Jn. 14:3)

I will do what you ask (commitment)  (Jn. 14:14)

I will pray the Father [for you] (honesty)  (Jn. 14:16)

I will love him (sacrifice) (Jn. 14:21)

I will make myself known (openness)  (Jn. 14:21)

I will not talk much (wisdom)  (Jn. 14;30)

I will send the Spirit of truth (truthfulness)  (Jn. 15:26)

I will see you again (consistency)  (Jn. 16:22)

If I will...what is that to thee (second guessing others)  (Jn. 21:22)

"This is My Beloved Son..."

The  Cross  & Youth

Blest they who seek
While in their youth,
With   spirit    meek,
The   way   of   truth
To them the Sacred Scriptures now display
Christ   as   the   only  true  and  living  way;
His  precious   blood  on   Calvary was given
To   make   them  heirs  of  bliss  in  heaven.
And e'en on earth the child of God can trace
The     blessings    of    his   Saviour's   grace.
For   them   He   bore
His    Father's   frown;
For   them  He   wore
The    thorny    crown;
Nailed   to  the  cross,
Endured     its     pain,
That   His   life's   loss
Might  be  their   gain.
Then  haste to  choose
That      better      part,
Nor       e'en        refuse
The  Lord   thy   heart,
Lest      He      declare,
"I   know    you    not."
And      deep     despair
Should    be   your    lot.
Now  look to Jesus,  who on Calvary died,
And trust on Him who there was crucified.

Visions of the Son of Man

The Son of man hath not where to lay his head.  Matt 8:20; Lk 9:58

The Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.  Matt 9:6; Mk 2:10; Lk 5:24

The Son of man be come.  Matt 10:23

The Son of man came eating and drinking.  Matt 11:19; Lk 7:34

The Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.  Matt 12:8; Mk 2:28; Lk 6:5

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him  Matt 12:32; Lk 12:10

The Son of man [shall] be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  Matt 12:40

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;  Matt 13:37

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;  Matt 13:41

He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?  Matt 16:13

The Son of man shall come and then He shall reward every man according to his works. Matt. 16:27

The Son of man coming in his kingdom.  Matt 16:27-28

The Son of man be risen again from the dead.  Matt 17:9; Mk 9:9

The Son of man [shall] suffer of them.  Matt 17:12; Lk 9:22

The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:  Matt 17:22

The Son of man is come to save that which was lost.  Matt 18:11; Lk 19:10

The Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory.  Matt 19:28: Lk 22:69

The Son of man shall be betrayed. Matt 20:18; 26:2

The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.  Matt 20:28; Mk 10:45

So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  Matt 24:27,30,37,39; Mk 13:26; Lk 17:26; 21:27

The Son of man cometh.  Matt 24:44; 25:13; Lk 12:40; 18:8

When the Son of man shall come, then shall He sit upon the throne of his glory:  Matt 25:31

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him. Matt 26:24; Mk 14:21; Lk 22:22

The Son of man is betrayed! Matt 26:24,45; Mk 14:41

The Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.  Matt 26:64; Mk 14:62

The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected, and be killed, and after...rise again.  Mk 8:31;9:12

The Son of man [shall] be ashamed.  Mk 8:38; Lk 9:26

The Son of man is delivered.  Mk 9:31; 10:33; Lk 9:44; 24:7

The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey.  Mk 13:34

The Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.  Lk 9:56

The Son of man [a sign] to this generation.  Lk 11:30

The Son of man [shall] also confess [men] before the angels of God:  Lk 12:8

Ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.  Lk 17:22

The Son of man, as the lightning, shall also be in His day.  Lk 17:24

The Son of man is revealed.  Lk 17:30

All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.  Lk 18:31

Escape and to stand before the Son of man.  Lk 21:36

Betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?  Lk 22:48

The angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.  John 1:51

The Son of man which is in heaven. John 3:13

The Son of man [must] be lifted up:  John 3:14

Given him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man.  John 5:27

The Son of man shall give unto you [everlasting life].  John 6:27

Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.  John 6:53

The Son of man ascend up where He was before?  John 6:62

When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He.  John 8:28

The Son of man should be glorified.  John 12:23

The Son of man must be lifted up? John 12:34

Who is this Son of man?  John 12:34

Now is the Son of man glorified.  John 13:31

The Son of man standing on the right hand of God.  Acts 7:56

In the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man.  Rev. 1:13

The Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.  Rev. 14:14

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