Sunday Highlights

The Most Important Question by Pete Wilson

The single most important question you’ll ever ask in your life is… Who is Jesus?

This question has been asked and debated since Jesus lived here on Earth.

Examples in scripture where who Jesus was, was questioned:  John 8:48, Mark 3:21, Matthew 16, Matthew 28

Most of us have a partial understanding of who Jesus is.  We understand his death and resurrection.  We know him as Savior, but we don’t know what it means to follow Christ.  We don’t understand how he lived and how that applies to our life.

We want enough of God to keep us out of hell, but we don’t want enough of God to change our lifestyle.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today… is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is simply what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable. Brennan Manning

When we exclude how Jesus lived, we become undiscipled disciples.

Jesus’ death and resurrection – Jesus’ life = undiscipled disciples.

Luke 5:1-11 -this story is an important shift from Peter seeing Jesus as teacher and allowing Jesus to be Lord in his life.

We think Jesus had some good suggestions, but most of us are not willing to organize our life around them.

Luke 6:46-49

The vast majority of Christians know the powerlessness of knowing truth and not applying it.

Why are we not making the shift from Jesus being teacher to Jesus being Lord in our lives?

Seriously? scriptures: Matthew 5:38-39, Matthew 5:44, Mark 10:25, Matthew 5:28-30, Luke 14:26

We have to learn how to live in “the space between” – the time between accepting Christ and arriving in Heaven.  We have to learn how to follow Christ as Lord in our lives.

Why do you think it’s so hard to allow Jesus to really be Lord in our lives?

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  • Sherie March 8, 2010  

    I think you answered your own question. It is hard because we do not truly understand who Jesus is, and who we are because of the new life he gives us.

    I have been a follower for 25 years, but 5 years ago I was abused in a church. It left me shattered. I believed Christ held the answer to my healing, but even those who offered me help gave me direction that lacked faith. Over and over again I saw people who believed in God, but they didn't truly believe him and his word. Last year I hit rock bottom and instead of turning to man I turned completely to God and his word, only asking one person to walk with me by discipling me and showing me truth. I had never had anyone do this for me before. It has completely changed my life because now I know who Christ is, and I know my identity and exactly how it is shaped by my decision to believe and follow Christ. Not only is he my Lord and Savior but now my faith is grounded firmly in the rock of his truth and the gospel. My life and purpose are completely altered and I can't stop from proclaiming what he has done for me and wanting to live pouring that out to others.

    When we really understand God's character and the gift of the gospel our lives will be transformed.

  • alece March 9, 2010  

    i can't wait for this message to go up on itunes. i'm really looking forward to hearing this series.

    the question Jesus asked His followers is one i need to answer as well. “Who do you say I am?” my whole life is an answer to that question. while i know i fall very short, my aim is that the thread that runs through my entire life parallels peter’s response. “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

  • DawnBryant March 10, 2010  

    He loved us first.

    All too often, we forget that. We think we need to love him in order for him to love us back. But it's not the case. Once people grasp that, the magic happens.That's when their lives change. That's when love overflows. You can't turn it off. THAT is living for Christ…

    Looking forward to listening online!