Prayer

He taught His disciples to expect answers to prayer.  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened” Matthew 7:7

Forgiveness

Jesus showed them the importance and benefits of forgiving others Matthew 6:14

Anxiety

Using the example of God’s provision for flowers and birds as proof of His care for them.  He told the people not to be anxious.  Matthew 6:25-34

Sin

When the Pharisees and Sadducees brough Him a woman caught in adultery, He didn’t condemn her but said, “Go and sin no more” John 8:11

The Spirit

Christ’s most encouraging message was given to His disciples the night before His death.  He told them of the persecution they’d soon face but also assured them that. He would send His Spirit to be with them forever. John 16:1-7

Provision

After teaching a large crown, He felt compassion for them because they were in an isolated place and had nothing to eat.  Taking five loaves and two fish, He multiplied them to feed a crowd of over five thousand people.  Matthew 14:19-21

Protection

When His disciples were caught in a storm on the sea and in danger of sinking, Jesus came to them walking on the water saying.  “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid” Mark 6:47-51

Healing

On His way to Jerusalem, Jesus was not too busy to heal Bartimaeus, a poor, blind beggar who cried out to Him for mercy Mark 10:46-52.

Life

When Mary and Martha were grieving over the death of their brother, Jesus demonstrated His power by raising him to life John 11:38-44

Care

Even in the midst of His suffering on the cross, Jesus was concerned for His mother and told John to take care of her John 19:26-27.

Persecution

Although Paul was stoned and left for dead in Lystra, this didn’t stop him. Amazingly, he got up and went to another town the next day to proclaim the gospel there Acts 14:19-20

Imprisonment

Paul was repeatedly jailed for preaching about Jesus, yet he never felt sorry for himself.  The Spirit within him was his Comforter.

Shipwreck.

As Paul was being transported to Home for imprisonment, the ship was in danger of sinking because of a storm.  When everyone was discouraged and losing hope, Paul encouraged them not to give up Acts 27:21-36

 

 

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