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”
- The Three R’s of a Devotional Life - September 19, 2016
- Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice - February 17, 2014
- Meditations of the Heart: Thoughts on the Christian Life - February 17, 2014