“Seven Answers To ‘Who Did Jesus Say He Is?’ All In One Gospel”

It really sounds like the cable television station is more concerned with Laura’s recipes instead of her lists! Hmm…makes me wonder what kind of cable station it is! 

Here’s what Laura means when she says that an amazing thing happens when you put the middle item from “The Seven Titles of Jesus” list next to the middle item from “The Seven ‘I Am’ Statements Of Jesus” list.

The middle item from “The Seven Titles of Jesus” is “The Lamb Of God” (John 1:29, 36). The middle item from “The Seven ‘I Am’ Statements Of Jesus” is “The Good Shepherd” (John 10:11).

Is this just a coincidence or planned by John, the Gospel’s writer? Or perhaps designed by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit? For me, I’m unsure. I just know that it’s fascinating to me that Jesus is both Lamb and Shepherd. To me, it speaks to the dual nature of Jesus as both Man and God. 

For some these dualities may be confusing, and there are some who would be much more comfortable saying, “Look, Jesus. Pick one, just one, and stick with it.” But if all of who Jesus is was fully comprehensible in this present life, then would He still inspire our worship so greatly? What I do not completely comprehend but find abundantly full of love inspires my worship! How about for you?!?

“Raspberry Bombe vs. Miracle Pie”

Ah, the weekend! And everything is in full beautiful color! Say, had you noticed the change? That’s part of the “Reboot” to make what’s here compatible with what’s on the Patreon page. Monday through Friday are in the classic style, while the weekend postings are in color! (It’s sort of like getting color comics in the Sunday funny papers, but with Saturday thrown in as a bonus!)

Just between you and me, I have a feeling there could be a major food fight in the television studio! But now we know why Laura’s comic strip has changed some over the last few weeks and what that “call in for the recipe” message is all about! This should definitely open up some new possibilities, and maybe even allow her to purchase her very own brand new automatic dish washing machine!

While it truly does seem that her heart and her listmaking have changed for the better, I do wonder if Bradley Martin, “Lloyd Servant, Your Servant Of The Lloyd” might eventually bring out the worst in her again. Time will tell, but I have a feeling she won’t let us down!

Laura’s List will be published later today! Two Laura comic strips in one day? For the second Saturday in a row?!? Go Team Laura!

For new readers, “The Lloyd Servant Show” has been a popular comic strip with a storyline that grew into a full comic book. This will be made available through Patreon so that anyone who wants to can catch up on “Chapter One: The Miraculous Multiplying Pie” before we launch fully into Chapter Two!

“Seven Answers To The Question ‘Who Do You Say Jesus Is?’ All In One Chapter”

John Chapter One is amazing. It’s a chapter to read again and again and in which to always find something new. I had read it many times before coming across this list in a book somewhere. Now I can’t read this chapter without thinking of these seven titles for Jesus.

Seven Titles For Jesus In John Chapter 1

(1) “The Word” John 1:1

(2) “The Light” John 1:7-9

(3) “The Son Of God” John 1:18, 24, 49

(4) “The Lamb Of God” John 1:29, 36

(5) “Rabbi (Master, Teacher)” John 1:38, 49

(6) “The Messiah, The Christ” John 1:41

(7) “The King Of Israel” John 1:49

They also tie in nicely to the purpose of John’s Gospel.

Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31 (KJV)

If I had to pick just two of the seven that were most essential, it would have to be “The Messiah, The Christ” and “The Son Of God” as these match John’s purpose in writing his Gospel and as a echo to Peter’s confession when questioned by Jesus, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-20)

Still, I think that the entire list of seven is important because together they present a more full picture of who Jesus is. For examples, if we only focus on “The Word” we have the intangible while “The Lamb Of God” is very tangible and if we only focus on “Rabbi (Master, Teacher)” we see the earthly while “The Light” is spiritual.

There have been many studies done on this chapter and these seven titles, and I encourage you to explore them further. The information is too vast to fit into a single post, and it’s much more meaningful when the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus to you though God’s Written Word. (Not that I’m trying to dodge an opportunity to do a series of posts within a series of posts, but I don’t want to lose my focus – like I did earlier this week – as I’m working through “The Five BIG Questions” for the first time!)

A Listmaker’s Dream!

It just didn’t seem right to leave Laura out! She just had to have a chance to answer the mysterious interviewer’s question!

Her list will be posted later, but for now, I thought that there may be a few readers who would like to ponder where Laura is going with this and which chapter of which book of the Bible she’s talking about!

“The BIG Five!”

Part of this “REBOOT” has been to examine the questions that I’ve been using, and it occurred to me that it just really might be a good idea to take a look at the questions that Jesus asked. (I know, brilliant, right?!?) As a result, I’ve put together five questions that I want to use to guide what I present here. These are similar to goals in that respect.

And who is better than Laura Wilson to present a list of questions?!? (Hopefully you realize there’s a touch of satire here in the suggestion that Laura’s Summertime Fruit Salad” is more important than her Bible Study List! So 1950’s, right?!?)

I can’t really say that these are “The Best” of all the questions Jesus asked, just that they are the ones that resonate most with me. My encouragement to you is to seriously try making your own list, even if Bible study is not one of your favorite things. You will have your own “The Best” which may even change over time.

Here’s maybe the easiest Bible studies that you’ll ever do! Just pick one of the gospels. Look for question marks. (You don’t even need to read the words yet! Just look for the question marks!) Read the question. If Jesus is asking it, you’ve got one! You don’t even need to know the context most of the time. The questions are that good.

Yes, that’s a lot like “cheating” on Bible study, but seriously it’s not a bad way to get started, particularly if it’s something that you don’t particularly like to do or even dread doing. I’m almost positively sure you’ll find a question that speaks to you in a deep and personal way, and then you’ll want to read more rather than feeling like you have to read more.

My personal favorite right now that I’ve been thinking about off and on throughout the day is the last one: “Do you understand what I have done for you?” John 13:1-17 is the context, but the actual question occurs in verse 12. This question can touch all people in all situations anywhere in the world. That is a truly BIG question!

Finally, as a quick follow up to yesterday’s post, you know I’m thinking through Laura’s comic strip. You may notice some subtle differences today that I’m trying out. Yesterday I read two different posts from two different authors here at WordPress that made me think. Really think. They really helped give me some additional direction.

The posts were about women and Bible study. These made me think how ridiculous it would be for Laura to present a wonderful Bible-based list, then urge others to make their own list, but to FIRST send off for her exciting recipe. Like making an “Exciting Summertime Fruit Salad” is more important and more appropriate for a woman than studying the Bible! (If you’re thinking “That is so 1950’s, I think you’re right!”)

Anyway, here are the two posts, and I highly recommend both sites!

Theology Is For Girls” from “Christians In Motion” (So get moving! There are some great videos there too!)

Beth Moore Is Not The Boogeyman” from “Meeting God In The Margin” (This is a great blog title too. You’ll need to go there to find out why!)