Who Is Jesus?
Building Blocks – Part 4
January 22-23, 2022
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love
“‘When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.’” John 14:3–4 (p.823)
”Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6 (p.823)
- Jesus Is The Way.
“My greatest priority in my life today is knowing Jesus better.”
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10 (p.819)
- Believe in Jesus and do the work He did.
“‘I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.’” John 14:12 (p.823)
- Pray and ask for things according to His will.
“‘You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!’”
John 14:13-14 (p.823)
- Follow His pattern of love.
“‘If you love me, obey my commandments.’” John 14:15 (p.823)
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” Philippians 2:5–8 (p.900)
Series Memory Verse: Romans 12:2 (p.866) “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
My Next Step This Week: _________ This week I will read the daily reading and daily verses in the Life transformation Bible: Who is Jesus?
January 22-23, 2022
Building Blocks – Part 4: Who is Jesus?
Life Groups use this guide in their discussion and study of the Weekend Talk. Use this also as a discussion guide with your family and friends.
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- Men have a stereotypical reputation for not being willing to ask for directions. Have you ever experienced this? Have you gotten lost but refused to ask for directions? Why or why not?
- If someone told you that they had the ONLY way to successfully navigate a certain challenge, what would you think of that person? What would affect your opinion?
- Who has been a trusted advisor for you now or in the past? What causes you to think of them?
Looking back at your Weekend Talk Notes, was there anything you heard in the service that stood out to you, challenged you, or maybe even confused you?
Discussion Starters from the Weekend Talk
Refer to the Talk Notes and Bible verses from the Talk Notes.
Our One Thing to remember this week is: Jesus is The Way.
- Series Memory Verse: Romans 12:2 (p.866)
- Background: John 13:31b-14:15 (p.823)
- See also: John 10:10 (p.819)
- Talk about the inclusivity (for all) and exclusivity (only through Jesus) of being a Christian.
- Does this seem counter-cultural?
- John 14:3-5 describes an encounter Jesus has with His disciple, Thomas. What do you think of Thomas’ reaction? Would you have been any different? Do you ever struggle to know “the way?”
- Then Jesus makes one of His most famous declarations of His deity (claiming to be God) and for our instruction in John 14:6. See also John 10:30 (p.819)
- When did you first trust Jesus as “The way the truth and the life?”
This week our discussion focuses on three important behaviors to embrace:
- Believe in Jesus and do the work He did. John 14:12 (p.823)
- Does Jesus affirm His disciples in this verse? What does it say about Him and them (and us) that He says this immediately after they said they had no idea where He was going?
- What does it mean to believe in Jesus? James 2:19 (p.931) says even demons believe that there is one God. What makes the kind of belief we are talking about different?
- Pray and ask for things according to His will. John 14:13-14 (p.823)
- What does it mean to ask in Jesus’ Name? Is this the same thing as “name it and claim it?”
- What helps you pray? (One idea is to pray back scripture to God. Just read a passage back to Hiss as if it’s coming from you. Personalize it. For example: John 14:6 could be prayed like this: “Lord Jesus, thank You that You are the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that because I have surrendered my life to you, I now am a child of God—a member of Your very family!”
- Follow His pattern of love. John 14:15 (p.823); Philippians 2:5-8 (p.900)
- Jesus was obedient to His calling and to God’s Will—ultimately giving His life as a sacrificial offering for our sins.
- When have you had to really concentrate and lean into an instance of obeying God, even when it was very difficult?
- What “pattern of Jesus’ love” do you see in Philippians 2:5-8?
More on Jesus. Read through the following bible passages that have to do with Jesus. Make notes and note how they are similar and how they each have a unique perspective. What is the main point of each of them? What do they mean to your everyday life?
- Isaiah 9:6 (p.523)
- Isaiah 55:5-11 (p.560)
- Mark 2:13-17 (p.762)
- Hebrews 4:14-16 (p.922)
- Hebrews 12:1-2 (p.927)
More Digging Deeper: Read the Life Transformation Bible Daily Readings (p.A16): “Who is Jesus?”
- As you read, take notes about what you read.
- What jumps out?
- What did you read that—if you have read that passage before—seems new and fresh?
- When you look up the verses, highlight and make notes about them, too.
My Next Step This Week: __ This week I will read the daily reading and daily verses in the Life transformation Bible readings: Who is Jesus (p.A16).