Making Much of Jesus

Making Much of Jesus

Making Much of Jesus

John 1:19-34
Sunday, September 15, 2019
1. Let’s MAKE MUCH of Jesus, not ourselves.

(Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 11:14; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Luke 1:41; John 1:35; Matthew 11:11-15; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 115:1; Revelation 4:11)

2. We are HIGHWAY WORKERS – preparing the way.

(Isaiah 40:3-5; Matthew 3:5-6, 5:16)

3.Live not with a sense that I DESERVE something but with a keen awareness of my UNWORTHINESS.

(Titus 3:4-7; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23)

4.Jesus is not a hip teacher who speaks into my sin. He is the LAMB of God who TAKES AWAY my sin!

(Exodus 12:11-13, 29:38-42; 1 John 3:5, 4:10; 1 Peter 1:18-20, 2:24, 3:18; Romans 5:6,8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:3-4; 1 Timothy 1:15; Hebrews 9:28, 10:1-4,10; Isaiah 53:10; Psalm 103:11,12)

5. Jesus came to baptize with the HOLY SPIRIT.

(Acts 1:5; 2:4,38; 1 Corinthians 12:13)

Taking it further to help you THRIVE

1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2. John the Baptist didn’t come to make much of himself but to make much of Jesus. What kind of trouble can we get into when we are given (and seize) the opportunity to talk about and promote ourselves?

3. Think about the modern highway worker… What are some specific tasks you can see them performing when doing road work? Jot these down, then draw a spiritual parallel for us as we are ‘highway workers’ helping others know Christ. (For example: Highway workers paint arrows in specific places: my words can point people in the direction of Christ.)

4. Read Psalm 103:11,12. Jesus came to take away our sin, which is a truth we have discussed the past 2 Sundays. Yet, we often struggle with guilt and not ‘feeling’ forgiven. Why? How can we change this?