Day 1: What is the Single Most Precious Thing to You About Jesus?

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Day 1:

You can post whatever you like in the comments, but please do try and answer the main question for today:

What it THE most precious thing to you about Jesus??

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For the next three weeks we will look at some of the final moments of Jesus’ life throughout the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John). Tomorrow we begin in Mark 14:17-26 with the Last Supper.

The final week of our study, we are preparing an experience of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and reappearance to the disciples. We hope that you join us and invite one friend that you hope to hear the history and living story of Jesus’ sacrifice and triumph of sin and death.

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“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16:6-7

In the comments section below, please share:

What is the most precious thing to you about Jesus?

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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5 Responses to Day 1: What is the Single Most Precious Thing to You About Jesus?

  1. cashclan says:

    What is the MOST precious thing about Jesus to me? That is a really, really hard question. I can think of about 10 things that could easily take the prize. Hmmm….Okay, got it. The FACT that my stuff, my mess, my wretched sinfulness, my deep-rooted issues that have stunted my growth for far too many years are NEVER TOO MUCH FOR HIM TO HANDLE. You know, I have an absolutely incredible husband and some friends who are practically saints, but there are things that happened to me as a child, dark and awful things I am still in the process of healing from ever so slowly over these past 25 years since I met Christ, which I need to periodically to re-process and re-commit to the Lord. But some of my stories are just so hard for people to handle. So I’ve learned over the years to be careful with which stories I burden people with. People can only take so much drama, you know? But Jesus? He can take it all. He can take my whole burden and not be even the slightest bit overwhelmed or overburdened. And time and time again, I come to Him and he takes my burdens and gives me His instead: his which are light and easy somehow because they are accompanied by unshakeable, ridiculous amounts of joy and peace.

    Also, I really love what Jennie Allen said in the video about celebrating Ash Wednesday. I think that the Protestant Church has thrown out the baby with the bath water, in a sense, by abandoning some of the exquisitely spiritual and symbolic liturgical practices (such as the Ash Wednesday ritual). We have done it as a family for the past few years, and it’s been a powerful time for us. For the head and pastor of our household to put ashes on each of our foreheads and have us repeat, “From dust you came, and from dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and return to the Gospel.” Is that not something we all need to deeply contemplate every day of our lives?? It certainly is for this wretch!! Not only it is an excellent reminded that this life in indeed but a vapor, but it’s also a visible, outward confession that we are sinful, wretched beings, but for the Grace of God. He is so, so good, girls!!! Wow!!

    And okay, ONE more little thing, I just learned that the word “closet” as in “prayer closet” actually translates into Greek as the word “tameion,” which means storehouse/pantry. When I’m going into my prayer closet, I am going into the storehouse of God, God’s very own spiritual pantry, and I am his daughter, so of course I can get anything I need in there!! Just WHOA!!!! Oh, how I love Him so!!!!

  2. Teri says:

    I haven’t been to an Ash Wednesday service, but, it sounds neat and humbling. I imagine it causes a shift in perspective. It’s easy, especially when you’re young, to not think about your mortality. We’re going to live forever, right?! 🙂 Well yes, but not here on earth. I need a reminder that we won’t be here forever. I need to make it count! I need to spend my time on what truly matters!

    What’s the most precious thing to me about Jesus? I read that question and immediately thought, “I don’t know. I can’t pick just one thing.” I started to say it’s his faithfulness. He perseveres with me and shows me forbearance when I don’t deserve it. He’s faithful to me when I’m not faithful to him. He understands what causes me to keep him at arms length at times. He works on those things in my heart and patiently pursues me time and time again. Then, I asked myself, “What is at the root of his faithfulness?” Of course, Jesus is faithful because he’s perfect. Beyond that, it’s his love. Love is the undercurrent of it all. Oh, but for that deep love, I would have no hope eternally!

    I’m looking forward to this study and processing it with you and whomever else joins!

  3. Nushi says:

    What is the most precious thing to me about Jesus? I am a Muslim Background Believer. When I was invited by my husband and two friends to consider Jesus and began to research who He was I came to the realization that He was a whole lot more than a prophet. I struggled with Him being equal to the Father, being God. To a Muslim that is blasphemous!! I continued to pray that He himself prove to me that He is God and He did:) It took over 18 months of intensive research, prayers, and hanging out with His people to wake up one day believing that He is God, son of the Father. So to me that is the most precious thing about Jesus; He is more than a Man, He is God.

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