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WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-MODERN WORLD WERE THE BIG QUESTION IS “WHO IS JESUS?”

 
 

              What Think Ye of the Christ?

TEXT: Matt. 22:41-46

INTRODUCTION:

 
A. JESUS’ QUESTION: “WHAT THINK YE OF THE CHRIST?”
 
B. WE NEED TO ASK THE QUESTION OF OURSELVES.
 
1. What we think will determine how we live – how we respond to Jesus.
 
2. What we think will determine where we spend eternity.
 
C. DO WE THINK HIGHLY ENOUGH OF JESUS?

I. HOW DID OTHERS RESPOND TO JESUS DURING HIS LIFE?

 
A. SOME IN A MATERIALISTIC WAY – WHAT HE COULD GIVE.
 
1. They wanted an earthly king( John 6:15; Matt. 21:6-11 ).
 
2. They wanted to be fed( John 6:26-34 ).
 
3. They wanted physical solutions( Luke 17:11-19 ).
 
4. Jesus didn’t offer a kingdom( John 18:36 ).
 
5. He didn’t offer gratification of the flesh( John 6:35; Luke 9:57-58 ).
 
6. In fact … ( Matt. 10:34-39 ).
 
B. SOME WERE OUTRIGHT HOSTILE.
 
1. Herod( Matt. 2 ).
 
2. The Jews( Matt. 27:18; Acts 3:17-18 ).
 
C. SOME WERE AFRAID, LIKE PILATE( Matt. 10:32-33; John 12:42-43 ).
 
D. SOME THOUGHT OF JESUS AS MERELY A GREAT TEACHER
 
( Matt. 16:13-14; John 7:45-47; but John 5:17-18 ).
 
E. SOME TOOK HIM LIGHTLY BECAUSE THEY “GREW UP WITH HIM”
 
( Matt. 13:54-58; John 1:11 ).
 
F. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JESUS? HOW IS THAT EFFECTING YOU?
 
WHAT KIND OF FRUIT DO YOU BEAR?

II. WHO IS JESUS?

 
A. THE CREATOR( John 1:1-3 ). DEITY!!!!
 
B. THE SON OF GOD( Matt. 16:15-17; Rom. 1:14 ).
 
C. THE SACRIFICE FOR SIN( 1 Pet. 2:24 ).
 
D. THE REDEEMER( 1 Pet. 1:18-19 ).
 
E. OUR SAVIOR( John 14:6; Acts 4:12 ).
 
F. WHAT DID HE DO?( Heb. 10:19-20 ).
 
G. HOW DOES THAT EFFECT US?( vs. 21-24 ).
 
H. HE IS GOD’S CHOSEN RULER( Eph. 1:20-23 ).
 
I. WE MUST OBEY HIM( Heb. 5:8-9 ).
 
J. KNOWING JESUS WILL EFFECT OUR LIVES( 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Rom. 2:4 ).
CONCLUSION:
 
A. DO YOU HAVE A CORRECT VIEW OF JESUS?
 
B. IS THE TRUTH OF JESUS REFLECTED IN YOUR LIFE?
 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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