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Theme 1 - Position Reversal

6.4219Anyone who loves parents or children more than me is not worthy of me, neither is he who does not take up his cross and follow me. He that finds his life, will lose it. He that loses it for my sake, finds it.19

7.132 Anyone following me must deny himself and bear his cross; whoever wants to save his life will lose it; whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospels shall find it.2

7.181 Anyone wanting to be first,1 shall be the last and be servant of all.

7.183 Whoever humbles himself as this child, is the greatest in the heavenly kingdom.3

7.184 The least among you is the greatest.

9.51 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


9.154 Remember Lots wife! Whoever saves his life will lose it; whoever loses his life will save it.

9.161 I tell you, this repentant man, not the unrepentant other, went home justified. For the proud will be humbled, and the humble will be exalted.


9.194 But many who are now first will be last, and the now last, will be first.


9.201 So the last will be first, and the first, last.

9.223 It must not be so with you. Whoever wants to be the greatest among you must be your slave, and whoever wants to be the first must be servant3 of all. Even the Son of man didnt come to be served, but to serve and give his life a ransom4 for many.


10.71 Whoever loves his life, loses it. Whoever hates his life in this world, keeps it for eternal life.

10.172 The greatest among you will be your servant. Those priding themselves will be humbled; those humbling themselves will be exalted.

11.163 But with you, the greatest must be the least; and the leader, the servant.


11.164 But I came among you to serve.4






Theme 2 - The Healing Christ

5.22 Jesus replied, “Go, your son lives.” He believed and left. Servants met him and said his son was alive. On his inquiring when, they said, “the fever left him at one in the afternoon yesterday.” Then the father knew it was the exact hour that Jesus said, “Your son lives.”  So he and all his household believed.

5.71,2 With a word Jesus healed all who had various    diseases, thus fulfilling Isaiahs prophecy: “He took our infirmities and carried our diseases. He cast out many demons.

5.83,4 Jesus traveled..teaching ...preaching the good news of Gods kingdom and healing all kinds of sicknesses and diseases among the people. They brought to him those with many diseases and torments; the demon-possessed, the insane, the epileptic and paralytic. He healed them all.

5.162,4 Because the crowds pressed against him, he asked the disciples to keep a small boat near, lest they crush him. Because he had healed many, those with diseases were falling over to touch him.

6.11 A great crowd of followers and a huge multitude from Judea, Jerusalem, Tyre and Sidon came to hear him and be healed. Many with evil spirits were healed. Everyone wanted to touch him, because power was coming from him, healing them all.

6.124 ...a captains dear servant was ill, paralyzed and near death. The officer sent Jewish elders to beg Jesus to come and heal his servant. ..Jesus replied the captain, “Go, it will be done to you as you believe. The messengers returned to the centurions house and found the servant healed that very hour.

6.141 Jesus replied, “Report to John all youve just seen and heard: the blind seeing, the lame walking, lepers cleansed and the deaf hearing; the dead raised and the good news preached to the poor.1 Blessed is the one who doesnt lose his faith in me.

6.172 Soon afterwards, Jesus traveled through every city and village, preaching Gods1 kingdom. The twelve accompanied him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases2 - Mary Magdalene, delivered from seven demons;3 Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herods manager; Susanna and many others who supported them from their own purse.

6.421 Jesus went to all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues. He preached the good news of the kingdom and healed every illness and disease.

7.22 He climbed the mountain, sat with his disciples, and taught many things about the kingdom of God and healed their sick.

7.43 Everywhere he went, villages, cities or countryside, they carried the sick in  beds to him in marketplaces, begging that these might just touch his garments fringe. All who touched him were healed.

7.72,3 Jesus said, “Because of your reply of faith, the demon has left your daughter.” Reaching home, she found the child in bed, and the demon gone. Her daughter was healed that very hour.

7.81,2 Jesus ordered them not to publicize it. But the more he commanded them not to, the more they did. The people amazed said, “He does everything well, both making the deaf hear and the dumb speak.” Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the deaf, the crippled and many others to his feet, and he healed them all. The crowd marveled at these miracles saying, “The dumb speak, the maim are made whole, the lame walk, the blind see,” and glorified the God of Israel.


9.171 Great crowds followed and he, as usual, taught and healed them there.


10.34 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the city was stirred, asking, “Who is this?” The crowd replied, “The prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee. The blind and the lame came to him and he healed them all.

18.12 Then the disciples went and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with accompanying miracles.



Theme 3 - Inner Thought Omniscience

4.14 Jesus saw Nathanael coming and said, “See, a true Israelite, a man without deceit!” “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Master, You are Gods Son and Israels king!”

5.103 Jesus, inwardly knowing3 their thoughts asked, “Why are you thinking such evil? Which is easier to tell the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven, or, Rise, take up your bed and walk? To let you know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, I say Rise! Take up your bed and go home.”

5.152 The scribes and Pharisees, wanting to accuse him, watched closely if Jesus would heal on the Sabbath and asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” Knowing their thoughts,2 Jesus said to the handicapped, “Rise to the middle.” He did. Then Jesus asked them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or evil, to save or destroy life?

5.161 These religious leaders were angry and discussed what   to   do with Jesus.   The   Pharisees  left and immediately with Herodians plotted how to kill Jesus. Jesus knew1 their plans and left. Many followed him and he healed them all.


6.162 But the Pharisee thought, “If Jesus were a prophet he would have known2 this woman is sinful.” Jesus said, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”


6.183 Jesus, knowing3 their thoughts, said to them, “How can Satan cast out Satan? A divided kingdom will not stand; and every city or home divided will fall.


7.31After seeing this miracle of Jesus, the people said, “Truly, this is the prophet coming into the world.” Knowing1 their intention to forcefully make him king, Jesus urged his disciples to leave by boat ahead of him to the Bethsaida on the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. Then he went up the mountain to pray alone until evening.

7.105 But Jesus knowing5 their reasoning, said, “You faithless ones, why argue because you forgot bread? Have you unseeing eyes or unhearing ears? Dont you understand or remember the five loaves feeding five thousand men with twelve baskets left? Or the seven loaves feeding four thousand men with seven baskets left? Why dont you understand I wasnt talking about bread, but warning against the yeast of Pharisees and Sadducees?”     Then they knew that he wasnt talking about bread, but about the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

7.171 ...temple tax collectors came to Peter and asked, “Doesnt your Teacher pay temple tax?” Replying “Yes,” he entered the house where Jesus preempted1 him and said, “Peter, from whom do earthly kings exact tax, from their sons or others?” “From others,” Peter replied.

10.131 Jesus knowing1 their evil plan, said, “Why are you testing me, hypocrites? Show me some tax money.” They brought him a coin and he asked,   “Whose image and inscription is this?” “Caesars,” they replied. Jesus said, “Then, give to Caesar what is Caesars, and to God, what is Gods.” Hearing this, they marveled and went away silenced.


11.2116 Jesus knew their intended16 question, so he said, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, In a little while you wont see me, and after a little while you will see me. Truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices. But soon your grief will turn to joy.