MEET JESUS - This Jesus
Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Retell it P - Praise
E - Examine it R - Repent
A - Apply it A - Ask
D - Discuss it Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text:
Bible Plan Readings - Week 15
Memorize: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
The person and name of "Jesus" means different things to different people. What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the name "Jesus"? Where does that thought come from?
From Sunday's message in Acts 2, or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, Bible verse, or theme that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
In Acts 2, Peter uses the phrase "this Jesus" when talking to the crowd? Why? What separates "this Jesus"?
According to our memory verse for this week, what needs to have priority (first importance) in your life? How does this affect your life moving forward?
From the readings this week, what effect did the resurrection of this Jesus have on those who encountered it?
How does Jesus being real, arrested (crucified and killed), and raised "change everything"? Is this hyperbole or an exaggeration?
Which one of these arguments from reason for this Jesus impacts you the most:
No one can erase the eyewitness testimony - in the vicinity
No one can erase the empire account - in world history (The Roman Empire)
No one can erase the empty tomb - the reality 2000+ years later!
No one can erase the effect on you - the urgency
How does your life speak about the resurrection of this Jesus? How do people know you believe this enough to put your faith in him?
Have you allowed another kind idea of Jesus to replace "this Jesus"? If so, how?
Did you notice how Acts 2:37 starts? What small but powerful word is used? If this Jesus changed everything, what's a next step for you?