The “How” in how we know Jesus

  
So, if we would have met last Wednesday I would have asked you about your Jesus, more specifically “how” you know him? …

So now we proceed!

In between are some rough notes…

The Great caper to kill Jesus

+ Arrest Him… Failed

+ Invalidate Him… Failed

+ Humiliated Him…Failed

+ Deny Him

THE PROBLEM WITH THE LEADERS’ VIEW OF JESUS

Cannot see beyond their own pride.., Abraham as the end and not the means!

My comments: BTE: Luke 9:57-62

— Foxes have houses but I don’t! Put a price on your possessions- Is the cost too high?

— Let me bury my father! What priority will people, even important people have in my life?

— I’m really thinking about following God! What goals in my life will I consider non-negotiable?

WHAT MAKES A FAITH LIKE ABRAHAM SO VALUABLE?

1. His calling above and beyond earthly honors

2. Believed God in spite of circumstances (Rom.4:19,21)…all the difficulties and lack of the one thing that really mattered in life.

3. The connection of Abraham with Jesus. He rejoiced at Jesus’ presence.

To know God like Jesus is to know Him by experience.

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… I would have concluded by sharing some truth from John 8, and pointing out that Jesus not so subtly, confronted the leaders with the fact that the way He knows the Father is categorically different from the way they “know” Him.

It’s the difference between knowing someone “intellectually” and knowing someone by “experience.” SO I’LL ASK THAT NOW!

Which one describes you?

MJC

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