The Gospel, Abbreviated

The following is a series of scriptures from the New Testament that I believe represents the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not meant to represent the "full" Gospel, but is hoped to be a good, short introduction to Jesus Christ and for what He stood, and stands.

What is the Gospel?

Mat 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Mat 24:4 Jesus answered: « quot;Watch out that no one deceives you.»;
Mat 24:5 «For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.»;
Mat 24:6 «You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.»;
Mat 24:7 «Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.»;
Mat 24:8 «All these are the beginning of birth pains.»;
Mat 24:9 «"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.»;
Mat 24:10 «At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,»;
Mat 24:11 «and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.»;
Mat 24:12 «Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,»;
Mat 24:13 «but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.»;
Mat 24:14 «And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.»;

Mar 1:15 «"The time has come,"»; he said. «"The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"»;

Mar 16:14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
Mar 16:15 He said to them, «"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.»;
Mar 16:16 «Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.»;
Mar 16:17 «And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;»;
Mar 16:18 «they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."»;
Mar 16:19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

Rom 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
Rom 1:14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
Rom 1:15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.
Rom 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rom 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

1Co 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
1Co 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
1Co 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
1Co 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Gal 1:2 and all the brothers with me, To the churches in Galatia:
Gal 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Gal 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Gal 1:5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Gal 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--
Gal 1:7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
Gal 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!
Gal 1:9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
Gal 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Gal 1:11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up.
Gal 1:12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

A "short" (about 45 minutes of straight reading) chronology of Christ's Ministry (explaining the meat of the Gospel), His death, resurrection, ascension, and the giving of the Holy Spirit:

Mat 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, «"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."»;

Mar 1:14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
Mar 1:15 «"The time has come,"»; he said. «"The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"»;

Joh 5:16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
Joh 5:17 Jesus said to them, «"My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."»;
Joh 5:18 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Joh 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: «"I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.»;
Joh 5:20 «For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.»;
Joh 5:21 «For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.»;
Joh 5:22 «Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,»;
Joh 5:23 «that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.»;
Joh 5:24 «"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.»;
Joh 5:25 «I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.»;
Joh 5:26 «For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.»;
Joh 5:27 «And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.»;
Joh 5:28 «"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice»;
Joh 5:29 «and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.»;
Joh 5:30 «By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.»;
Joh 5:31 «"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.»;
Joh 5:32 «There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.»;
Joh 5:33 «"You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.»;
Joh 5:34 «Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.»;
Joh 5:35 «John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.»;
Joh 5:36 «"I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.»;
Joh 5:37 «And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,»;
Joh 5:38 «nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.»;
Joh 5:39 «You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,»;
Joh 5:40 «yet you refuse to come to me to have life.»;
Joh 5:41 «"I do not accept praise from men,»;
Joh 5:42 «but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.»;
Joh 5:43 «I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.»;
Joh 5:44 «How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?»;
Joh 5:45 «"But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.»;
Joh 5:46 «If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.»;
Joh 5:47 «But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"»;

Mat 5:1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
Mat 5:2 and he began to teach them, saying:
Mat 5:3 «"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.»;
Mat 5:4 «Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.»;
Mat 5:5 «Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.»;
Mat 5:6 «Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.»;
Mat 5:7 «Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.»;
Mat 5:8 «Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.»;
Mat 5:9 «Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.»;
Mat 5:10 «Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.»;
Mat 5:11 «"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.»;
Mat 5:12 «Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.»;
Mat 5:13 «"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.»;
Mat 5:14 «"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.»;
Mat 5:15 «Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.»;
Mat 5:16 «In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.»;
Mat 5:17 «"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.»;
Mat 5:18 «I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.»;
Mat 5:19 «Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.»;
Mat 5:20 «For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.»;
Mat 5:21 «"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'»;
Mat 5:22 «But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.»;
Mat 5:23 «"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,»;
Mat 5:24 «leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.»;
Mat 5:25 «"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.»;
Mat 5:26 «I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.»;
Mat 5:27 «"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'»;
Mat 5:28 «But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.»;
Mat 5:29 «If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.»;
Mat 5:30 «And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.»;
Mat 5:31 «"It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'»;
Mat 5:32 «But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.»;
Mat 5:33 «"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.'»;
Mat 5:34 «But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;»;
Mat 5:35 «or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.»;
Mat 5:36 «And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.»;
Mat 5:37 «Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.»;
Mat 5:38 «"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'»;
Mat 5:39 «But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.»;
Mat 5:40 «And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.»;
Mat 5:41 «If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.»;
Mat 5:42 «Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.»;
Mat 5:43 «"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'»;
Mat 5:44 «But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,»;
Mat 5:45 «that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.»;
Mat 5:46 «If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?»;
Mat 5:47 «And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?»;
Mat 5:48 «Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.»;

Mat 6:1 «"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.»;
Mat 6:2 «"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.»;
Mat 6:3 «But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,»;
Mat 6:4 «so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.»;
Mat 6:5 «"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.»;
Mat 6:6 «But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.»;
Mat 6:7 «And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.»;
Mat 6:8 «Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.»;
Mat 6:9 «"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,»;
Mat 6:10 «your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.»;
Mat 6:11 «Give us today our daily bread.»;
Mat 6:12 «Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.»;
Mat 6:13 «And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'»;
Mat 6:14 «For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.»;
Mat 6:15 «But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.»;
Mat 6:16 «"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.»;
Mat 6:17 «But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,»;
Mat 6:18 «so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.»;
Mat 6:19 «"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.»;
Mat 6:20 «But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.»;
Mat 6:21 «For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.»;
Mat 6:22 «"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.»;
Mat 6:23 «But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!»;
Mat 6:24 «"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.»;
Mat 6:25 «"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?»;
Mat 6:26 «Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?»;
Mat 6:27 «Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?»;
Mat 6:28 «"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.»;
Mat 6:29 «Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.»;
Mat 6:30 «If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?»;
Mat 6:31 «So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'»;
Mat 6:32 «For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.»;
Mat 6:33 «But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.»;
Mat 6:34 «Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.»;

Mat 7:1 «"Do not judge, or you too will be judged.»;
Mat 7:2 «For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.»;
Mat 7:3 «"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?»;
Mat 7:4 «How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?»;
Mat 7:5 «You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.»;
Mat 7:6 «"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.»;
Mat 7:7 «"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.»;
Mat 7:8 «For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.»;
Mat 7:9 «"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?»;
Mat 7:10 «Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?»;
Mat 7:11 «If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!»;
Mat 7:12 «So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.»;
Mat 7:13 «"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.»;
Mat 7:14 «But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.»;
Mat 7:15 «"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.»;
Mat 7:16 «By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?»;
Mat 7:17 «Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.»;
Mat 7:18 «A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.»;
Mat 7:19 «Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.»;
Mat 7:20 «Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.»;
Mat 7:21 «"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.»;
Mat 7:22 «Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'»;
Mat 7:23 «Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'»;
Mat 7:24 «"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.»;
Mat 7:25 «The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.»;
Mat 7:26 «But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.»;
Mat 7:27 «The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."»;
Mat 7:28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
Mat 7:29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Note: Luk. 6:20-49 parallels Mat. 5:1-7:29

Joh 6:22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone.
Joh 6:23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Joh 6:24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
Joh 6:25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
Joh 6:26 Jesus answered, «"I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.»;
Joh 6:27 «Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."»;
Joh 6:28 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
Joh 6:29 Jesus answered, «"The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."»;
Joh 6:30 So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
Joh 6:31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
Joh 6:32 Jesus said to them, «"I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.»;
Joh 6:33 «For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."»;
Joh 6:34 "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
Joh 6:35 Then Jesus declared, «"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.»;
Joh 6:36 «But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.»;
Joh 6:37 «All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.»;
Joh 6:38 «For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.»;
Joh 6:39 «And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.»;
Joh 6:40 «For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."»;
Joh 6:41 At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, «"I am the bread that came down from heaven."»;
Joh 6:42 They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, «'I came down from heaven'»;?"
Joh 6:43 «"Stop grumbling among yourselves,"»; Jesus answered.
Joh 6:44 «"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.»;
Joh 6:45 «It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.»;
Joh 6:46 «No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.»;
Joh 6:47 «I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.»;
Joh 6:48 «I am the bread of life.»;
Joh 6:49 «Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.»;
Joh 6:50 «But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.»;
Joh 6:51 «I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."»;
Joh 6:52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Joh 6:53 Jesus said to them, «"I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.»;
Joh 6:54 «Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.»;
Joh 6:55 «For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.»;
Joh 6:56 «Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.»;
Joh 6:57 «Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.»;
Joh 6:58 «This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."»;
Joh 6:59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
Joh 6:60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
Joh 6:61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, «"Does this offend you?»;
Joh 6:62 «What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!»;
Joh 6:63 «The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.»;
Joh 6:64 «Yet there are some of you who do not believe."»; For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
Joh 6:65 He went on to say, «"This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."»;
Joh 6:66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

Mat 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Mat 16:22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!"
Mat 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, «"Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."»;
Mat 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, «"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.»;
Mat 16:25 «For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.»;
Mat 16:26 «What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?»;
Mat 16:27 «For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.»;
Mat 16:28 «I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."»;
Mat 17:1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Mat 17:2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
Mat 17:3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Mat 17:4 Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
Mat 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
Mat 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.
Mat 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them. «"Get up,"»; he said. «"Don't be afraid."»;
Mat 17:8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
Mat 17:9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, «"Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."»;
Mat 17:10 The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
Mat 17:11 Jesus replied, «"To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.»;
Mat 17:12 «But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."»;
Mat 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
Mat 17:14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
Mat 17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
Mat 17:16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."
Mat 17:17 «"O unbelieving and perverse generation,"»; Jesus replied, «"how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."»;
Mat 17:18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
Mat 17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
Mat 17:20 He replied, «"Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."»;
Mat 17:22 When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, «"The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.»;
Mat 17:23 «They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life."»; And the disciples were filled with grief.

Note: Many authorities, some ancient, insert verse 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
Yet, Another Note: Mat 16:21-17:23 parelleled by Mar 8:31-9:32 and Luk 9:21-9:45.

Joh 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, «"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."»;
Joh 8:13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
Joh 8:14 Jesus answered, «"Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.»;
Joh 8:15 «You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.»;
Joh 8:16 «But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.»;
Joh 8:17 «In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.»;
Joh 8:18 «I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."»;
Joh 8:19 Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" «"You do not know me or my Father,"»; Jesus replied. «"If you knew me, you would know my Father also."»;
Joh 8:20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come.
Joh 8:21 Once more Jesus said to them, «"I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come."»;
Joh 8:22 This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, «'Where I go, you cannot come'»;?"
Joh 8:23 But he continued, «"You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.»;
Joh 8:24 «I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."»;
Joh 8:25 "Who are you?" they asked. «"Just what I have been claiming all along,"»; Jesus replied.
Joh 8:26 «"I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is reliable, and what I have heard from him I tell the world."»;
Joh 8:27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
Joh 8:28 So Jesus said, «"When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.»;
Joh 8:29 «The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."»;
Joh 8:30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.
Joh 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, «"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.»;
Joh 8:32 «Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."»;
Joh 8:33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
Joh 8:34 Jesus replied, «"I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.»;
Joh 8:35 «Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.»;
Joh 8:36 «So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.»;
Joh 8:37 «I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.»;
Joh 8:38 «I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father."»;
Joh 8:39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. «"If you were Abraham's children,"»; said Jesus, «"then you would do the things Abraham did.»;
Joh 8:40 «As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.»;
Joh 8:41 «You are doing the things your own father does."»; "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
Joh 8:42 Jesus said to them, «"If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.»;
Joh 8:43 «Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.»;
Joh 8:44 «You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.»;
Joh 8:45 «Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!»;
Joh 8:46 «Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?»;
Joh 8:47 «He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."»;
Joh 8:48 The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"
Joh 8:49 «"I am not possessed by a demon,"»; said Jesus, «"but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.»;
Joh 8:50 «I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.»;
Joh 8:51 «I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."»;
Joh 8:52 At this the Jews exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.
Joh 8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
Joh 8:54 Jesus replied, «"If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.»;
Joh 8:55 «Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.»;
Joh 8:56 «Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."»;
Joh 8:57 "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"
Joh 8:58 «"I tell you the truth,"»; Jesus answered, «"before Abraham was born, I am!"»;
Joh 8:59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Joh 10:1 «"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.»;
Joh 10:2 «The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.»;
Joh 10:3 «The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.»;
Joh 10:4 «When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.»;
Joh 10:5 «But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."»;
Joh 10:6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.
Joh 10:7 Therefore Jesus said again, «"I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.»;
Joh 10:8 «All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.»;
Joh 10:9 «I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.»;
Joh 10:10 «The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.»;
Joh 10:11 «"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.»;
Joh 10:12 «The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.»;
Joh 10:13 «The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.»;
Joh 10:14 «"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--»;
Joh 10:15 «just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.»;
Joh 10:16 «I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.»;
Joh 10:17 «The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again.»;
Joh 10:18 «No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."»;
Joh 10:19 At these words the Jews were again divided.
Joh 10:20 Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"
Joh 10:21 But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

Joh 12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
Joh 12:21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
Joh 12:22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
Joh 12:23 Jesus replied, «"The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.»;
Joh 12:24 «I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.»;
Joh 12:25 «The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.»;
Joh 12:26 «Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.»;
Joh 12:27 «"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.»;
Joh 12:28 «Father, glorify your name!"»; Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."
Joh 12:29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
Joh 12:30 Jesus said, «"This voice was for your benefit, not mine.»;
Joh 12:31 «Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.»;
Joh 12:32 «But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."»;
Joh 12:33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

Mat 27:32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
Mat 27:33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
Mat 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
Mat 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Mat 27:36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
Mat 27:37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Mat 27:38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Mat 27:39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
Mat 27:40 and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!"
Mat 27:41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
Mat 27:42 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
Mat 27:43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
Mat 27:44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
Mat 27:45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
Mat 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, «"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"»;--which means, «"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"»;
Mat 27:47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
Mat 27:48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.
Mat 27:49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
Mat 27:50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
Mat 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
Mat 27:52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
Mat 27:53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
Mat 27:54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, quot;Surely he was the Son of God!"
Mat 27:55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
Mat 27:56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Note: Mat 27:32-56 paralleled by Mar 15, Luk 23, and Joh 19.

Mat 28:1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
Mat 28:2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Mat 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Mat 28:4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
Mat 28:5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
Mat 28:6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Mat 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
Mat 28:8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Mat 28:9 Suddenly Jesus met them. «"Greetings,"»; he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.
Mat 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, «"Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."»;

Note: Mat 28:1-10 paralleled in Mar 16, Luk 24, and Joh 20.

Luk 24:44 He said to them, «"This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."»;
Luk 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
Luk 24:46 He told them, «"This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,»;
Luk 24:47 «and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.»;
Luk 24:48 «You are witnesses of these things.»;
Luk 24:49 «I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."»;
Luk 24:50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
Luk 24:51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
Luk 24:52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
Luk 24:53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

Act 2:1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Act 2:2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
Act 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

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