The
CALL
part 1

Who do people say Jesus is today?

Answers included:

Lord, the perfect man, the ultimate man, a great man, a prophet

Scripture: John 1:35 – 51

Why does Jesus have so many names to so many different people?

Answers included:

Because Jesus is different things to different people depending on where they are in his life.

Let’s look at eyewitness accounts to all Jesus said and did.  What conclusions can be made?  Here are a few…

Acts 2:29 – 36 (PETER)

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That Jesus is who he said he was. He was the Son of the Living God

John 3:25 – 36 (JOHN THE BAPTIST)

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John the Baptist turned the conversation back to Jesus.  John the Baptist was sent to lead the way for Jesus.  John the Baptist had to decrease so Jesus could increase.

1 John 5:11 – 13 (JOHN THE APOSTLE)

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Eternal life comes by believing in Jesus.  To full experience Jesus, we MUST accept the call.

John 20:24 – 28 (THOMAS)

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What are some observations from these passages regarding eye witness accounts?

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LIFE CHANGING!!

What did the people closest to Jesus conclude about his identity?

JESUS IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS!

In closing:

Why is it important to understand Jesus’ humanity?

– to provide a goal for ourselves

What questions or observations do you have about Jesus’ humanity?

The
CALL
part 2

Where do you see evidence of “soul sickness” in today’s culture? In your community?

Answers included:

our government, young people, television

Scripture: (John 3: 2 – 17) 

What are some of the larger themes expressed in these verses?  What can we learn about Jesus in these verses?

 

Answers included:

That salvation comes from Jesus. That Nicodemus needed to look at things in a different way… look at things we can’t see. 

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Based on the following passages:  What is the problem? Who has this problem? What does this problem mean for us?

1. Romans 3: 10 – 18, 23

Answers included:

sin

2. Ephesians 2: 1

answers included:

everyone!

3. Romans 6: 23

answers included:

that there is hope in Jesus

Disciple Path Fact:  Like many people today, Nicodemus was unaware that he had a problem.  In his own estimation, he was a good, morally religious man.

 

Discussion – Describe the time when you first became aware of your own sinfulness.

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Romans 5: 8  “God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!”

In what says does the fact that Jesus took on your sin and died as your substitute affect your life?

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makes me live for him, makes me feel undeserving, 

What was your life life before you can to know Jesus?

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empty, foggy, selfish, a puzzle

Have you “passed from death to life” (John 5: 24)?