It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.1

Encounter (John 1:40-42)

Have you met Jesus?

Context and Background John 1:29-39

Dr. Jerry Vines wrote a book titled Interviews with Jesus.

Song: “I Met the Master”

Experience (Matthew 4:18-22)

How do you respond to Jesus’ invitation?

Rejection or Reception?

R.S.V.P. is an abbreviation for a French phrase that means “please respond”.

“Regrets Only”—Luke 18:18-30 Rich Young Ruler

Invitation (Matthew 11:28-30) Jesus

Education (Mark 8:27-30)

What do you know about Jesus?

A PhD without Jesus is just a post hole digger or a phenomenal dud.

Matthew 16:13-20 Who do men say?  / Who do you say?

At His triumphal entry (Matthew 21:11) they called Him “Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Some say Jesus was just a man but He is the God-man.

1 Timothy 2:5

Evaluation (Mark 8:31-35)

Do you really want to follow Jesus?

Dr. Stephen F. Olford said, “Decision, not desire, determines destiny.”

Someone else said, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Mark 8:31, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision.”

Song: “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

Franklin L. Kirksey
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