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Dewey Bertolini's podcast

Jan 26, 2015

As you will hear in this PODCAST, on the night before He went to the cross, Jesus made a series of remarkable statements to His disciples, in the Upper Room, during their final Passover Seder together.


John 13-17, those 5 chapters, are often referred to as Upper Room Discourse. They contain rich and rewarding teaching that we’ll dissect and digest in, oh… 3 years or so when we get there.


There is, however, in that wide swath of Scriptural truth one statement that I want to highlight here, that really sets the stage for this discussion. In John 14, Jesus said this to His disciple Philip, in front of the other 10 (Judas having left to betray Jesus):


“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!” (vs. 9)


“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!”


When we began this study of Jesus in HD, we said then, and I remind you frequently, that we are on a journey of discovery. Over two years ago now, we embarked together on an ongoing quest to discover exactly who Jesus is.


In this statement in John 14, Jesus assured us that as we discover together who Jesus is, we are equalling discovering who God is. And this discovery has been nothing short of EXCITING!!!


“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!”


What we learn about Jesus, we learn about God.


Jesus’ heart is God’s heart. 


What Jesus is like, God is like. 


What Jesus thinks is what God thinks.


What would Jesus do is what God would do.

And Oh.What.Pleasant.Surprises we have discovered along the way. Soul-enriching, spirit-reviving surprises, that we have uncovered along the way, about the heart of Jesus; about the heart of God.


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