Do You Know My Jesus?
who will have nothing to
do with the Son and turns against Him does not even know the
the one who confesses Jesus also has the Father.’
But if you
chose to follow Him; I mean really follow after
Him; you get to follow the One who is the fulfillment to hundreds of
and the main figure in most conversations throughout history.
you, personally, willing to do with Jesus?
Are you willing to put your leadership aside and let Him be
Light in you? How much of yourself are you willing to devote
Him? I think to answer that; we must first understand what we
Him. Who is He to us? And is He really that
important to us?
how hard you try, you are not allowed to be
neutral when it comes to Jesus. You are on one side of the
fence or the
other, but you will never be able to straddle the fence on this
you don’t really know if He changes lives or not, then I would say you
know Him, because my Jesus is all about changing
He is the
most important man to have ever lived, and mankind
tries to relegate Him down to nothing more than “a good man.”
name of Jesus is spoken,
everyone in Heaven and on earth and under the earth will bow down
Him. And every tongue will say that Jesus Christ is the Lord.’
I WONDER -
DO YOU HONESTLY KNOW HIM TODAY?
I said it is
all about Him, and not about us. I think
we must again ask ourselves “What are we willing to do with
some who will hear that and immediately close
their ears to it. Then some will begin to recount all the
have done in their Christian “career.”
I pray there
will also be many who hear this message and
find that it echoes down deep in their souls, and causes them to change
lives – every day for the rest of their lives.
He is the
central figure in the bestselling book of all
time. He claims to be the highway to holiness and the gateway
glory. His love never changes and His mercy is
permanent. He has
guaranteed us that if we choose to believe and trust in Him, we will
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
He has more
titles than a library has books, and all the
books in the world could not hold His many deeds. His Word
nobody comes to the Father except through Him as their
Savior. Is that
the truth or is that an outrageous exaggeration? You have to
decision for yourself. And you should be very, very careful
as you do,
because your eternal soul is riding on your answer.
aren’t sure and you have questions about Jesus, why
aren’t you asking them? And if you are a believer in Jesus,
you doing more for Him? Why aren’t you doing what He said to
do, and why
aren’t you sharing His story more? Why would we claim to
somebody whom we are not willing to try and be like? That is
you are a fisherman but refusing to go out and buy a rod and
either are, or you aren’t – in either scenario.
Christian is much like shooting a shotgun. You
either shoot it or you don’t. There is no kind of shooting
is like having a baby. You are either pregnant or you
is no sort of being pregnant and there is no kind of being a Christian
of being a Christian. You either are or you aren’t!
Blondin was the most famous tightrope walker in
history. He lived in the early 1900’s. He was known
across Niagara Falls, 160 feet above the water, on a rope that
nearly 2 miles.
He was also
famous for his theatrics. He walked across
that rope on stilts and he walked across it blindfolded. He
across carrying a chair, only to sit down half way across, make an
eat it before finishing his walk.
the most astounding feat came when he pushed an
empty wheelbarrow across, and then returned with it. Everyone
and he asked one question. He asked how many in the crowd
could do it again, but with a person in the wheelbarrow. The
out in loud cheers, but grew deathly quiet when Mr. Blondin asked if
they believed, but not enough for them to do
it. That is like many Christians today: They
believe in Jesus, but
not enough to change their lives to be like Him; and certainly not
'go and do' as Jesus commanded. They seem to be content with
Jesus their own little secret. They go to church on Sunday,
and then as
they leave, they fail to take Jesus with them. Seems some
profess Christ do so while wanting absolutely no personal involvement
Him. They want to be Christians, but not enough to live like
saw the crowd grow quiet. The silence lasted
for what seemed like an eternity. And then one man came
forward to get in
the wheelbarrow. Mr. Blondin then pushed the
wheelbarrow back over
the falls, and returned with the man safe and sound still
to Jesus Christ, where are you this
morning? Are you in the crowd, standing like you don't want
noticed, hoping the subject will quickly change - or are you walking
the wheelbarrow? Are you trying to “be like” Jesus, or are
your best to distance yourself from Him when you are around
are you really committed to: Jesus Christ or your own worldly
Peter was in
the boat one dark and stormy night. Waves
were crashing all around the boat and the only light they had was when
lightning flashed. And then it was only for one brief second
got dark again.
And then he
saw somebody out there walking on the
water. I think we can all imagine just how scared he might
been. Peter may have talked too much and may have sometimes
aimlessly, but he had faith. Peter lived by faith.
out and said, “Christ if that is You, tell me
to come to You.” Jesus answered back over the noise of the
simply said, “Come!” And what did Peter do? He did
of us would never have the courage to do in the same situation; he
of the boat and started walking to Jesus.
committed. He stepped out in faith, knowing
he could have been putting himself in harm’s way. Do we step
faith, not knowing where to put our foot down next? Do we
truly trust in
Jesus enough to close our eyes and begin walking towards Him?
Or do we
give a measure of faith; giving the convenient amount that will never
put us at
If you are
not willing to risk anything for Jesus, you
aren’t worthy of walking anywhere with Jesus! We are so
somebody persecuting us by saying something rude, that we end up being
the only One who really matters! I don’t want to upset
anyone, but if I
have to make a choice, I would rather upset the person down the street
than the Savior in Heaven who is waiting for me.
As we go
before our Lord this morning, I want you to decide
how committed you really are to Jesus Christ. Do you work for
Him, or do
you just talk about Him? Is He your King? Is He
your Lord? Is
He your Provider? Do you fully trust Him?
Dictionary defines “trust” as:
full confidence in
one’s care to
the truth and accuracy involved.’
puts his trust in Jesus
will have life that will last forever.’
As you read
that, understand that it may be simply stated,
but it has all the depth of meaning in the Universe.
As we go
into our time of invitation, I want to ask
you know Jesus today? I mean really know Him?
if you do, what are you willing to do with Him in your life today?
you willing to finally put your trust in Him today?
There is a
big difference between knowing someone and just
knowing about someone. We all know about President Obama, but
this church knows him.
I wonder; do
you know my Jesus today? If you don’t …
you can. All you have to do is walk up here and turn your
life over to
Him. The simplest and most powerful act you will have ever
have to do on
this earth. Come up here and let me go to His heavenly Throne
with you –
as you invite Him into your heart! And all we have to do is
just isn't about us after all. It is all about Him in us.
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