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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

 Day 5 

Day 1 // The Messiah 

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi.  On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 

Mark 8:27-30 (NIV)

 

Who we understand Jesus to be is very important as it frames our thinking and belief about what Jesus can achieve and the power the He wields. The truth of who we say Jesus is creates a framework to how we live in this world.  

In the verses above, other people have their belief about who Jesus is but Peter after being asked directly by Jesus, declares that He is the ‘Messiah’ meaning anointed one. Peter is, with his own reasoning and judgement, pointing to the truth that Jesus is in fact the one who was spoken about for generations to be the redeemer of the world. 

Here’s a question for you: Who do you say Jesus is? 

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Day 2 // The Good Shepherd 

11 I am the Good Shepherd who lays down my life as a sacrifice for the sheep.  

John 10:11 (TPT)

 

Jesus is saying that He is not just any old shepherd by that He is a good shepherd which means He knows what He is doing.

 

By their very nature, shepherds know a lot about the sheep that they look after. Here are two of the many things that shepherds do: 

1. Provide  

2. Guide 

Jesus as our ‘Good Shepherd’ is able to provide for our needs, to give us what we truly need in life. He is able to guide us through life as well, where He is able to point out dangers that are up ahead. The question becomes will we let Him? He knows you personally and intimately.  

Here’s a question for you: Will you allow Him to provide for you and guide you? 

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Day 3 // Miracle Worker 

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. .  

Luke 17:24-16 (NKJV)

 

What I love about these verses is that Jesus heals ten men who had leprosy. It shows us He is capable of healing more than one person at a time and that He is powerful enough to handle multiple people’s needs at the same time. One of the men was from Samaria, this shows us that Jesus is willing to heal people regardless of their background, that Jesus isn’t focused on one type of person. Jesus simply spoke and the men were made whole, they were made better just by Jesus speaking it.  

Jesus is a miracle worker, what miracle do you need in your life? 

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Day 4 // Friend 

15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.  

John 15:15 (NKJV)

 

How great is it that Jesus calls us friend? That we don’t have to have a slave mentality when we come near Him. That our relationship is close enough that we can share and talk about what we are going through. 

The beauty of this is that it means Jesus is prepared to listen to us, He is willing to take time out and pay attention to what we have to say. He is also able to give advice about what we are to do in the situation we are talking to Him about.  

My friends have direct access to me via my phone number, you have direct communication with Jesus too, so speak to Him about what is going on, He is listening.

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Day 5 // Promise Keeper 

9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

 

What we understand about Jesus is that He knows what He is doing, He is not bound by our understanding of time and as such He is on top of it all, He is active when it comes to the promises over your life, He is constant and consistent and as a result isn’t slow or ‘slack’ as another translation puts it!  

How reassuring is it to know that He is patient with you and I? That Jesus keeps providing opportunities for us to come back into relationship with Him. In the Easter season that we find ourselves in, this is great news. 

Who can you share this news with?

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