“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!

A Few More “Reboot” Details

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As part of the recent “Reboot” for Nickel Boy Graphics, I began reworking some of the initial comic strips beginning with Laser Eyes Jesus. This was partly to make them fit into a new format that would work better across all of the comic strips (some funny, some serious), but also to align them better with my first goal: “Present the Gospel in a way that is visually connected with our times.”

Some of the reworking involved editing each multiple panel comic strip into a single comic panel that still had a touch of humor while giving the reader something to consider. So far I’ve been able to tie each of these to one of “The Five BIG Questions” that were selected as part of the “Reboot.”

The new square format, somewhat shortened dialogue, and absence of any additional commentary as you’d find in WordPress have worked well with Instagram, allowing me to reach a new audience. These are also being shared on the Nickel Boy Graphics page on Patreon (with commentary) as everything previously there was scrapped as part of the “Reboot.”

Anyway, you may want to flip through this slideshow, particularly if you are a new reader. These are going all of the way back to the beginning of the Laser Eyes Jesus comic strips! There are only three, so you can get a small sample from the very beginning.

Before closing, I’d like to thank the group Christian’s In Motion for providing support for this project through my Patreon page. In fact, they recently started their own page on Patreon as well. The work that they are doing is great (especially videos and podcasts), and I really appreciate the renewed enthusiasm that their support has given me! Thank you so much, Christians In Motion! Please be sure to check out what they have to share on both WordPress and Patreon!

“Once In A Lifetime Questions”



This comic strip introduces the next BIG question “What are you seeking?” and it’s companion “What do you want Jesus to do for you?”

The question “What are you seeking?” is the first recorded question of Jesus in his ministry. I think it goes very well with the first recorded question of God in Genesis “Where are you?” Where we are is often a good clue to what we are seeking.

And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” John 1:38 (NASB) This was asked of those who would be His disciples.

The question “What do you want Me to do for you?” Is not a Santa Claus Christmas Wish kind of question. It’s asked of someone who has specifically identified Jesus as the Son of David and all that goes prophetically with that title.

And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Mark 10-51 (NASB) This was asked of a blind man He would heal.

I think that these are a natural next step after “Who do you say Jesus is?” and “Do you believe that Jesus is who He said He is?” That’s because if you believe that Jesus was just a man (or just a myth), you wouldn’t care to tell him what you were seeking or to ask him to do something for you.

Unlike during He ministry of Jesus, these questions are not “Once In A Lifetime” questions for most of us. I think that if you and I had lived during that time we would have treated them that way though. The fishermen might never have a chance to speak with Jesus again. The blind man might never hear of Jesus passing by him again.

Perhaps we may sometimes lack a sense of urgency for questions like this, thinking we can put them off for another day? I know I have done this. Today I will seek what my heart desires, but tomorrow I will seek what I think Jesus wants my heart to desire. Today I will do for myself to get my heart’s desire, but tomorrow I will ask Jesus to do for me what I think Jesus wants to do for me.

There is always time for Jesus tomorrow. Right? Well, maybe not. What if right now is now is my “Once In A Lifetime Big Moment”? How will I answer then?

Not to be overlooked is some new information about Laser Eyes Jesus! We now have a new perspective on his physical condition and his heart as well. These small insights don’t come along very often, though I am considering how to arrange them together in a separate collection.

“I Believed Him. I Believed Him So Much.”

I’ve been unsure what to write about today’s graphic…other than to tell you I think what this young woman is saying may connect with some people. There are sketchy details, and I’m okay with that. She actually says a good amount even when hurried and afraid.

Anyone can feel let down and beat up. Anyone can feel like there’s something wrong with themselves that has caused their life to turn out as it has. Of all that she has to say, I think the words in the post title are perhaps the most revealing because “Him” could apply to both Jesus and the man at home. Hers is a life of broken dreams.

This series doesn’t really have a name yet. It’s sort of like “Voices From The Last Pew,” but the setting is never a church. It’s more about going out into the world and finding people right where they are because they probably will never go to a church again ever unless the church goes to them first.

I had thought about doing a different portrait like this to go with each of the “Seven ‘I Am’ Statements Of Jesus” found in John’s Gospel, but that may be for a different time. I just wanted to present “I Am The Good Shepherd” right now because it has the most meaning for me.

It is perhaps the one “I Am” most needed by the majority of people who grew up in the church but later outgrew the church. (That is, as adults they feel Christianity to be outdated, irrelevant, or based on silly superstitions, but they had a genuine connection to Jesus in their childhood.)

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11 (NASB)

“and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28 (NASB)

I don’t believe Jesus ever stops being Our Good Shepherd…not even when we say we have abandon Him or think He has abandoned us.