I JOHN 1:1-4
- Jesus’ character changed and motivated the first disciples (I John 1:1-4)
- How would your life have been changed if you had seen, touched and heard Jesus?
- What can we do to better see, hear and touch Jesus today?
- The cry of the growing church is “Come and see!” (John 4:28-30).
- When we have seen Jesus, what is it about Him that we want others to see?
- How deeply and regularly are you ‘Beholding the Man’? (John 19:5)
- The Character of Jesus is multi-faceted (Dr. Charles Edward Jefferson 1908).
- How have you been ‘amazed’ by the strength of Jesus (Luke 23:34)?
- How does His genuine nature affect you (Mark 14:33-34)?
- How deeply awed are you at the originality of Jesus (Revelation 21:5)?
- How does the singular focus of affect your purpose (John 17:4)?
- How accepting was Jesus of Samaritans and even of a Syro-Phoenecian?
- If you were to choose people to carry on your work, what would they be like?
- How was His faith modeled by prayer? (Luke 5:16; 6:12; 9:18; 11:1 et al)
- Before the cross, how could He say “I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33)?
- How does the “brotherliness” of Jesus affect and motivate us? (p.149)
- How does His hopeful assurance motivate you (John 12:32)?
- How does His chivalry compare with that of gracious knights? (John 8:1-11; Mark 5:25-34; 7:24-30; Luke 7:11-17)
- How awed are you by His resolute heart (Luke 4:1-13; 9:51)?
- How long would we be here if we spoke of His generosity, His humility, His grace, His holiness, His patient endurance?
- The mission of the church is displaying the character of Jesus (I John 4:17).
- How clearly and how regularly are we gazing at the character of Christ?
- How are we striving to follow, imitate and live out the character of Jesus?
Call to Action: To consciously gaze into the character of Christ so we can live it.