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Mini-Bible Studies – What Jesus Said About His Own Words

(From the NKJV & NAS Bibles)

The purpose of the following twenty Mini-Bible Studies is to gain a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for the significance of the words of Jesus in the Bible by looking carefully at what He said about His own words.

It is hoped that by focusing our attention on the words of Jesus in this way that we will be encouraged, even more than we may already be, to read, study, memorize, contemplate, meditate upon, and discuss with others the meaning and significance of His words.

Focal Point: To diligently and carefully study and analyze what Jesus said about His own words, in preparation for looking closely at all of His words, as well as looking at the remainder of the Bible in light of all of His words.

Note: Although the Mini-Studies can be read through quite easily, it is not intended that they be completed quickly, but instead that the questions for each study be given careful consideration. The point being that we are to take forward with us the emphasis and importance Jesus places on His own words above all the other words in the Bible.

Before proceeding to study what Jesus said about His own words, please do the following.

1. Read the article: How to Understand What the Bible Means by What It Says

Question: What do you think about this particular hermeneutical process? How valid and practical do you think it is?

2. Read the article: Accuracy, Authenticity, and Authority of the Bible and the Words of Jesus

Question 1: What do you think about what is written here regarding the ‘Accuracy, Authenticity, and Authority of the Bible and the words of Jesus’? What would you change or add to it?

Question 2: The words accuracy, authenticity, and authority have slightly different meanings when applied to the Bible. How would you define these words as they apply to the Bible?

Comment: A set of definitions is included in the article.

3. Read Deuteronomy 18:18, “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.”

Question: Is Jesus the “Prophet like you” that the Father speaks to Moses of here?

Comment: See: Is God talking to Moses about Jesus?

4. Read: 2 Peter 1:20,21, “… knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

Question: Do you think that there is a difference between the words spoken by “holy men of God” and the words spoken by Jesus?

Comment: It is understood that the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation are the words of God out of the mouth of God. Some of these words from the mouth of God are from the mouth of men, and some are directly from the mouth of God, i.e., from the mouth of Jesus and from the Father spoken from heaven. The words of Jesus and the Father from heaven were heard and could be confirmed by many, and therefore meet the criteria stated by Jesus in Matthew 18:16, and by Paul in 2 Corinthians 13:1.

5. As you begin to study the following sayings of Jesus, take time to read the saying out loud and pray for wisdom and understanding as to its meaning and significance in your life.

6. These sayings of Jesus about His own words are presented here in chronological order, i.e., the order in which it appears He spoke them. The order shown here was derived primarily from the Thomas/Gundry Harmony of the Gospels in conjunction with other Gospel harmonies and resources.

Question: What might be the value of reading the words of Jesus in chronological order?

Comment 1: Determining context (time, place, audience) is one step in the hermeneutical process of “rightly dividing the word of truth”. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Comment 2: Also, it is thought that God presented to the world what Jesus said and did in a reasonable and orderly manner, so that no one would have any reason or excuse for not knowing Who He is and understanding His mission. (See: John 15:21-24)

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A MS Word Version of This Bible Study Can be Found here.

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{Mini-Study #1 - Matthew 4:4} {Question #1 - Matthew 4:4} {Comment #1 - Matthew 4:4}

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{Mini-Study #2 - John 5:24} {Question #2 - John 5:24} {Comment #2 - John 5:24}

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{Mini-Study #3 - John 5:39} {Question #3 - John 5:39} {Comment #3 - John 5:39}

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{Mini-Study #4 - John 5:46-47} {Question #4 - John 5:46-47} {Comment #4 - John 5:46-47}

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{Mini-Study #5 - John 6:63} {Question #5 - John 6:63} {Comment #5 - John 6:63}

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{Mini-Study #6 - Matthew 7:24,26} {Question #6 - Matthew 7:24,26} {Comment #6 - Matthew 7:24,26}

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{Mini-Study #7 - Mark 8:38} {Question #7 - Mark 8:38} {Comment #7 - Mark 8:38}

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{Mini-Study #8 - John 8:30-32} {Question #8 - John 8:30-32} {Comment #8 - John 8:30-32}

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{Mini-Study #9 - John 8:37} {Question #9 - John 8:37} {Comment #9 - John 8:37}

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{Mini-Study #10 - John 8:42,43} {Question #10 - John 8:42,43} {Comment #10 - John 8:42,43}

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{Mini-Study #11 - John 8:51} {Question #11 - John 8:51} {Comment #11 - John 8:51}

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{Mini-Study #12 - John 10:27} {Question #12 - John 10:27} {Comment #12 - John 10:27}

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{Mini-Study #13 - John 12:44-50} {Question #13 - John 12:44-50} {Comment #13 - John 12:44-50}

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{Mini-Study #14 - Matthew 24:34,35} {Question #14 - Matthew 24:34,35} {Comment #14 - Matthew 24:34,35}

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{Mini-Study #15 - John 14:10} {Question #15 - John 14:10} {Comment #15 - John 14:10}

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{Mini-Study #16 - John 14:21-24} {Question #16 - John 14:21-24} {Comment #16 - John 14:21-24}

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{Mini-Study #17 - John 15:7} {Question #17 - John 15:7} {Comment #17 - John 15:7}

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{Mini-Study #18 - John 17:6-8,14,17} {Question #18 - John 17:6-8,14,17} {Comment #18 - John 17:6-8,14,17}

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{Mini-Study #19 - John 18:37} {Question #19 - John 18:37} {Comment #19 - John 18:37}

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{Mini-Study #20 - Luke 24:44,45} {Question #20 - Luke 24:44,45} {Comment #20 - Luke 24:44,45}

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Also see
His Words
Memory Verses
Jesus the Son of Man
Following the finished work of Christ
Renewing Our Mind (Part 1)
Renewing Our Mind (Part 2)
The Purpose and Premise of this Website
The Love of Others Redefined

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