1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU. DO THIS TO REMEMBER ME.” 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “THIS CU IS HE NEW COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND HIS PEOPLE-AN AGREEMENT CONFIRMED WITH MY BLOOD.DO THIS TO REMEMBER ME AS OFTEN AS YOU DRINK IT.” 26 For every time you eat this bread ad drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until He comes again.”

Luke 22:39-46 “Then, accompanied by His disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. 40There He told them, “PRAY THAT YOU WILL NOT GIVE INTO TEMPTATION.” 41 He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down to pray, 42 “FATHER, IF YOU ARE WILLING, PLEASE TAKE THIS UP OF SUFFERING AWAY FROM ME. YET I WANT YOUR WILL TO BE DONE, NOT MINE.” 43 Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened Him. 44 He prayed more fervently, and He was in such agony of spirit that His sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. 45 At last He stood up again and returned o His disciples, only to find them sleeping, exhausted from grief. 46 “WHY ARE YOU SLEEPING? he asked them. “GE UP AND PRAY, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT GIVE IN TO TEMPTATION.”

John 19: 1-3 “Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. 2 The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put a robe on Him. 3 Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped Him across the face.”

Matthew 15:24 “Then the soldiers nailed Him to the cross. They divided His clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece.”

Luke 23:34 Jesus said, ” FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.” And the soldiers gambled for Hi clothes by throwing dice.

Luke 23:46 ” Then Jesus shouted, ” FATHER, I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT INTO YOUR HANDS!” And with those words He breathed His last.”

Matthew 28:5-6 “5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus,who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen. Come see where His body was lying.”

Isaiah 52:3-11 “3 He was despised and rejected-a man of sorrow, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on Him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care. 4 Yet it was our weaknesses He carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down. And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment or His own sins! 5 But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s path to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all. 7 He was oppressed and treated harshly yet He never said a word. He was like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, He did not open His mouth. 8 Unjustly condemned, He was led away. No one cared that He died without descendants, that is life was cut short in midstream. But He was struck down or he rebellion of my people. 9 He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But He was buried like a criminal; He was put in a rich man’ s grave. 10 But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush Him and cause Him grief. Yet Yet when His life is made an offering for sin, He will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in His hands. 11 When He sees all that is accomplished by His anguish, He will be satisfied.”


20 thoughts on “W.W.J.D.

  1. Jesus would and He did died this horrendous death for my sins. If only I could and would remember and act on giving Him praise through my life, song and prayers. As I read the account you have given us, Chickenfarmer, I sing Hosanna, yes, Hosanna in the Highest.

    Messiahship is on my mind when I think of Jesus, the cross and His death and resurrection. “Jesus was flogged with a lead-tipped whip.” And, by His stripes we are walking in healing, deliverance and salvation. O what a Savior.”O what a Savior, O hallelujah! His heart was broken on Calvary. His hands were nail scarred. His side was riven. He gave His life-blood for even me.”

  2. Chickenfarmer, thanks for writing out all these examples of what Jesus did and who He is.
    Jesus would and does live. And He intercedes for us.
    “It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Romans 8:34-35
    And when there are storms and the water is flooding our boat He still calms the storms in our lives and says “Peace Be Still’. Mark 4:39

  3. I guess we could headline Chickenfarmer’s blog entry.. WDJD….as in WHAT DID JESUS DO? And its sequel WWID….WHAT WILL I DO?

  4. MG, I hope all that read and hear about what Jesus did will understand it was out of love for all people. Our Father loved us so much that He sent His son Jesus to make a way for us to have eternal life.

    IF you haven’t why don’t You give Jesus a chance to proof His love to you and guide you through every detail of your life.

  5. Yes, Sara! That would be my prayer for all who read Chickenfarmer’s narrative . John says in his Epistle that if Jesus so loved us that He gave His life for us we ought to love one another. ‘No greater love has any man than that he lay down his life for a friend.’ If we could lay down our self life and expose the life of the HOLY SPIRIT within us so that others might receive the life of Christ, that would be ‘WWJD’.

  6. I will gather shoe boxes and have them wrapped in darling Christmas paper that will delight a child. I will gather many items of pencils, crayons, coloring books, toys, items of hygiene and other items that I see that a child might enjoy and will fit in a shoe box.

    I will be happy to go to fabric store and shop for items needed for doll. But, if another that is more talented in this area will do this I will continue doing other things. Just give me a call and I will hop like a bunny to help in all areas. Except. sew! (:

    I believe Dorothy is working on a pattern for a doll for us to cut out and make at our Fourth annual retreat if all details come together.

  7. I will use my admin. skills as I have been doing. My daughter-in-law and team have put together 15 boxes with shipping money. I have mailed 13 of them to Boone, NC. We have two, one for girl and one for boy ready to go.

    I am usually more effective in my admin. gift than trying to sew. As you can tell I am fighting a little jealousy of wanting to sew those darling little doll clothes, etc. My Mother could do it. But, that doesn’t count in this count. 🙂

    I love this project (see our article of about 5 years ago on Franklin Graham on this site). I love it because of how the children are so happy with their gifts but so much more important is how each child is given the plan of salvation upon receiving their boxes. I also love it because it is a project that all can work on and make a community of love as we weave our gifts and talents together to build a box. A child, boy or girl, all ages, a woman, a man any and all can add something to a box or give their shoe box. What a wonder Franklin Graham has wrought by giving us this opportunity to be a part of God’s world.

    If you could only imagine being in heaven and a child walks up and says, hey, I am here because you gave me a shoe box of joy, hope and faith. Thank You!

    Count me in as I continue to work, give, and pray for this project we are doing as a church, website and love for one another and for the children of the world!

  8. Chickenfarmer, do you think this is what Jesus would do? Do you think He would feed the poor? Give clothes, toys and learning tools with a plan for salvation to a child that may be dying of aids or other diseases? Do you think He would be busy helping others or sitting in front of a TV, eating fatty foods and taking care of self and no other?

    Please tell me W.W.J.D.?

  9. Chickenfarmer, thanks for sharing the account of Jesus’ crucifixion. This is a TRUE description of WWJD? At last years retreat, we learned about our spiritual gifts. Read with me, the book of Romans 12: 6-13: “In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When Gods’ people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Now with this read, notice the footnotes for verses 9-10, from my Bible: “Most of us have learned how to be courteous to others-how to speak kindly, avoid hurting their feelings, and appear to take an interest in them. We may even be skilled in pretending to show compassion when we hear of others; needs, or to become indignant when we learn of injustice. But God calls us to real and genuine love that goes far beyond being hypocritical and polite. Genuine love requires concentration and effort. It means helping others become better people. It demands our time, money, and personal involvement. No individual has the capacity to express love to a whole community, but the body of Christ in your town does. Look for people who need your love, and look for ways you and your fellow believers can love your community for Christ.” Now this sounds like some instruction for me to do what Jesus did.

  10. Proverbs 14:21 “It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.”
    Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
    Matthew 19:21 “Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possesions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasures in Heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    Luke 4:18-19 “18”The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for He has anointed me to bring the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the opressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

    So, send to the poor and the needy. Give to the children. Teach God’s word to the oppressed and the blind. Keep the TVs off and keep moving, Sara. Always ask W.W.J.D.????????

  11. Like you were told by a prophet and we can ALL work for and claim this before the Lord….when we get to Heaven and we will see a multitude coming to greet us or standing with us and we will say, “Who are all these, Lord? And He will say, “these are those to whom and for whom you gave and were recipients of salvation through your good works and deeds and obedience.”

  12. As I read all the wwjd’s above it reminds me of the scripture ..”As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4). What a blessing to be able to work and do what Jesus would do.

  13. What Jesus Did: by Phil Ware 365 Devotionals from the Gospel of John

    A wonderful guide for beginning or ending your hectic day in the presence of God.

    What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide to the Gospel of John, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each passage is followed by a reflection and a prayer. The reflection opens up the day’s Scripture and shows how it challenges us to live for Jesus.

    For the last eight years, Phil Ware has written daily devotionals. More than 170,000 people from 180 different countries receive these devotionals. Phil is the senior minister for a church in Abilene, TX.

  14. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20-21, New International Version

    “What is your biggest dream? God longs to do more than that through you! The real question is whether or not you will believe it, receive it, share it and then give him the glory for it!” taken from one of Phil Ware’s devotionals

    I love his devotionals on “What Jesus Did?” Now the question is what will we do?

  15. What Can I do for Jesus? I’m going to stay focus and not be distracted by the world. I’m going to pray harder than ever before. I’m going to work on projects (as mentioned above) to get the gospel out to the world. I’m going allow God to strengthen me through prayer and obedience. I’m going to stop waisting God’s precious time and work as hard as I can for the Kingdom of God. Every morning I will ask myself W.C.I.D.F.J. What Can I Do For Jesus? Time is ticking away. We need to get busy before it is too late. If we are already busy, we need to work harder than ever before. Jesus can use us, right now, today, exactly where we are in our life. We have no excuses not to get busy for Jesus.l So we need to ask ourselves in every situation in life…. W.W.J.D. and then we need to ask ourselves…W.C.I.D.F.J. Thank you Jesus for giving us a perfect example on how to live our lives.. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifices through Your life and thank you for Your ultimate sacrifice that saved our lives. Praise You Lord.. W.W.J.D.

  16. Chickenfarmer, I always enjoy reading how others use their gifts and talents in a focused, loving and meaningful way in and with The Body of Christ. I love the Bill Gates, the Steve Jobs, the Bono’s and others that have big gifts to give. I have come to understand that when we connect properly to the Body of Christ, we too, when using our spiritual gifts are doing and giving big. We will not easily become discouraged and do nothing.

    Many, including myself, at times do nothing or very little because we have not understood Jesus and His Body. In a number of our blogs in the last week we have had great opportunity to learn from one another and straighten our ability to focus on our work. It is very helpful to ourselves and others when we can verbalize and write our ‘on-purpose’ use for our spiritual gifts to make a purpose driven church. “…it is on this rock that I will build my congregation, and the powers of hell will not conquer it.” Matthew 16:18

  17. Chickenfarmer, thank you for being an intercessor for our projects! What a valuable gift for you to give us.

  18. CF, your intercessory work manifests almost immediate results. I’m with Sara when she speaks of the invaluable gift of intercession before the LORD. Things seem to open up and barriers are exposed and removed when the intercessor goes to battle against the enemy’s plot to overturn GOD’s work AND workers.
    Thank you for praying for the ministry of the Word of God and our involvement in proclaiming it in the way the Lord has commissioned us to do.

  19. I will not only pray for our projects, but I will also collect shoe boxes and collect gifts to help support the Samaritan purse operation. I will encourage my children to help with these shoe boxes and explain how they are helping other boys and girls. I will fix a luncheon dish for our annual retreat this summer. I will continue teaching the ‘insight class’ at my church on Wednesday nights. I will find every way I can to serve the Lord. Even if I am standing in line at a store and I tell the cashier that Jesus loves her/him. God can use us in any way we will allow him too. Big or small. As long as everyone does a little something for the body of Christ, we will continue to grow stronger. Now is the time to be used. Send a post card to a friend and tell them Jesus loves them. The Lord will use each one; all we have to do is be willing to be used by our Father.

    I believe God has given me the gift of hospitality and I want to use this gift for God and grow stronger in it!

  20. WOW! CF. You have just made a spiritual leap as you commit and accomplish all the works and deeds you have mentioned above. That encouages me and others to also commit and to pray for YOU that you will stay strong and focused and discerning when something or someone tries to take you off course and steal your crown(s).
    Jesus the Faithful and True says in Revelation, “Hold on to what you have (to do and your mission) so that NO ONE WILL STEAL YOUR CROWN.”

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