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.
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?