lifeandheartmatters - jesus words

If Jesus is who he said he was, then the only thing that truly matters are His words. What did Jesus really say? Take a few minutes and tune out all the noise and demands of our society, disregard the politics and the debates, and just read Jesus’ words. You will be amazed at what he said. Four men – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – wrote the only recorded words we have from Jesus. Join me as we look only at Jesus’ words in the Bible to discover what Jesus said to us, and what he most wants us to know… about life, about eternity, and about truth.

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Sue McCusker - LifeandHeartMatters.com

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women’s Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.

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