Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000381
00:17 Hi, and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and I'm glad you're joining with me today
00:22 to read the very word of God.
00:24 Before we turn to the gospel of Luke and begin,
00:26 let's go to God in prayer.
00:28 Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in our time together we can
00:34 read of Your death for us, and of the resurrection and
00:39 eternal life that You have given to us, the way You have made
00:44 for us to come and be with You for eternity.
00:46 We thank You for that.
00:48 We can never fully understand it, and we don't deserve it,
00:52 but we love You because You first loved us.
00:54 Come be with us now as we read Your word.
00:57 Again, I'm reading today from the gospel of Luke.
01:01 We'll begin in chapter 23.
01:03 This is the King James Version, and we're beginning with
01:07 verse 48.
01:08 And all the people that came together to that sight,
01:12 beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts,
01:16 and returned.
01:17 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him
01:20 from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
01:24 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor;
01:28 and he was a good man, and a just: (The same had not
01:32 consented to the counsel and deed of them:) he was of
01:36 Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the
01:41 kingdom of God.
01:42 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
01:46 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
01:50 sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man
01:53 before was laid.
01:54 And that day was the preparation,
01:57 and the Sabbath drew on.
01:59 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed
02:03 after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid.
02:07 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments, and rested
02:11 the Sabbath day according to the commandment.
02:14 I'm reading from the gospel of Luke and beginning with
02:17 chapter 24.
02:18 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
02:23 they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they
02:27 had prepared, and certain others with them.
02:29 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.
02:33 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
02:37 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout,
02:41 behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: and as they
02:47 were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth,
02:49 they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
02:54 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you
02:59 when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be
03:02 delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified,
03:05 and the third day rise again.
03:07 And they remembered his words.
03:09 And returned from the sepulcher, and told all these things unto
03:13 the eleven, and to all the rest.
03:15 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother
03:19 of James, and other women that were with them, which told these
03:22 things unto the apostles.
03:24 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed
03:28 them not.
03:29 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulcher; and stooping
03:34 down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves,
03:38 and departed, wondering in himself at that which was
03:43 come to pass.
03:44 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village
03:48 called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about
03:50 threescore furlongs.
03:52 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
03:55 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together
03:59 and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
04:04 But their eyes were held that they should not know him.
04:08 And he said unto them, What manner of communications
04:12 are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk,
04:16 and are sad?
04:17 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto
04:22 him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known
04:26 the things where are come to pass there in these days?
04:28 And he said unto them, What things?
04:31 And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth,
04:35 which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God
04:39 and all the people: and how the chief priests and our rulers
04:42 delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
04:47 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed
04:51 Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since
04:53 these things were done.
04:54 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
04:59 which were early at the sepulcher; and when they found
05:02 not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision
05:06 of angels, which said that he was alive.
05:09 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulcher,
05:13 and found it even so as the women had said:
05:15 but him they saw not.
05:17 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all
05:24 that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have
05:28 suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
05:31 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto
05:35 them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
05:38 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went:
05:42 and he made as though he would have gone further.
05:45 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is
05:49 toward evening, and the day is far spent.
05:51 And he went in to tarry with them.
05:54 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread
05:59 and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
06:03 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him;
06:07 and he vanished out of their sight.
06:09 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within
06:14 us while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened
06:17 to us the Scriptures?
06:18 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem,
06:21 and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were
06:25 with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed,
06:28 and hath appeared to Simon.
06:29 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was
06:33 known of them in breaking of bread.
06:35 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of
06:40 them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
06:43 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed
06:47 that they had seen a spirit.
06:49 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts
06:53 arise in your hearts?
06:54 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me,
07:00 and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,
07:02 as ye see me have.
07:04 And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands
07:08 and his feet.
07:09 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered,
07:14 he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
07:18 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish,
07:21 and of a honeycomb.
07:22 And he took it, and did eat before them.
07:25 And he said unto them, These are the words which I
07:28 spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must
07:33 be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
07:36 prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
07:39 Then opened he their understanding, that they might
07:42 understand the Scriptures.
07:43 And he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved
07:48 Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
07:51 And that repentance and remission of sins should be
07:55 preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
07:59 And ye are witnesses of these things.
08:01 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you:
08:05 but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
08:08 with power from on high.
08:10 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his
08:15 hands, and blessed them.
08:16 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted
08:21 from them, and carried up into heaven.
08:23 And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
08:27 joy: and were continually in the temple, praising and
08:32 blessing God.
08:34 We continue our reading now with the gospel according to John.
08:40 We'll begin in chapter 1, and I'm reading from the
08:43 King James Version.
08:44 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
08:49 and the Word was God.
08:51 The same was in the beginning with God.
08:54 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing
08:59 made that was made.
09:00 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
09:05 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness
09:09 comprehended it not.
09:11 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
09:15 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light,
09:20 that all men through him might believe.
09:23 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness
09:27 of that Light.
09:28 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh
09:33 into the world.
09:34 He was in the world, and the world was made by him,
09:37 and the world knew him not.
09:40 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
09:45 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
09:50 sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were
09:56 born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
09:59 nor of the will of man, but of God.
10:02 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
10:06 (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten
10:11 of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
10:14 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he
10:18 of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me;
10:22 for he was before me.
10:24 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
10:30 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by
10:35 Jesus Christ.
10:36 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son,
10:41 which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
10:45 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and
10:50 Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
10:53 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed,
10:56 I am not the Christ.
10:59 And they asked him, What then?
11:01 Art thou Elias?
11:02 And he saith, I am not.
11:04 Art thou that Prophet?
11:06 And he answered, No.
11:08 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an
11:12 answer to them that sent us.
11:14 What sayest thou of thyself?
11:15 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,
11:20 Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the
11:23 prophet Isaiah.
11:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
11:27 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou
11:31 then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias,
11:34 neither that Prophet?
11:35 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there
11:41 standeth one among you, whom ye know not; he it is,
11:45 who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet
11:49 I am not worthy to unloose.
11:51 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan,
11:55 where John was baptizing.
11:57 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
12:02 Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin
12:06 of the world.
12:07 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is
12:11 preferred before me; for he was before me.
12:15 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to
12:19 Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
12:24 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from
12:28 heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
12:31 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water,
12:36 the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit
12:41 descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which
12:45 baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
12:47 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
12:52 Again the next day after, John stood, and two of his disciples;
12:57 and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the
13:00 Lamb of God!
13:02 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
13:06 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them,
13:11 What seek ye?
13:12 They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say,
13:17 being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
13:21 He saith unto them, Come and see.
13:24 They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that
13:28 day: for it was about the tenth hour.
13:30 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him,
13:34 was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
13:37 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and said unto him,
13:41 We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted,
13:44 the Christ.
13:46 And he brought him to Jesus.
13:47 And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of
13:52 Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by
13:56 interpretation, A stone.
13:57 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth
14:01 Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
14:04 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
14:08 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found
14:12 him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write,
14:15 Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
14:19 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing
14:22 come out of Nazareth?
14:23 Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
14:26 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him,
14:30 Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
14:35 Thank you for joining with me today.
14:38 Please join me again next time.