Creekside Community Church: “Imitating Jesus”
“Jesus and the Purpose of Scripture”
September 16, 2012
John Bruce – Pastor
Jesus and the Purpose of Scripture
Jesus Relied Upon the Scriptures to Show Him What God Wanted Him to Do. (Matthew 4:12-16, 8:16-
17, 12:15-21, 13:10-15, 34-35, 21:4-5, Luke 19:46)
Jesus Relied Upon the Scriptures to Show Him What Would Happen to Him. (Luke 18:21, John 12:38- 41, 15:25, Matt. 26:20-24, John 13:18, 17:12, Mark 14:49, John 18:8-9, Matt. 26:31-25, 52-56)
For further thought and discussion:
1. What was helpful to you in this week’s sermon? What didn’t you understand?
2. Can you think of a time when you were absolutely sure you were in the will of God? Can you think of a time when you weren’t so certain? What made the difference?
Please read Matthew 4:12-16, 8:16-17, 12:15-21, 13:10-15, 34-35, 21:4-5, and Luke 19:46. What do these verses indicate to you about the way Jesus determined God’s will?
Please read Romans 12:2 and 2 Tim. 3:16-17. What do these two passages indicate about finding God’s will? Why do you think finding the will of God is so troublesome for some believers?
Do you think God leads us apart from the Scriptures? Why or why not? If so, how do we know it is God leading us?
Please read Luke 18:21, John 12:38-41, 15:25, Matt. 26:20-24, John 13:18, 17:12, Mark 14:49, John 18:8-9, and Matt. 26:31-25, 52-56. How did Jesus know what would happen to Him? How do you think this knowledge affected Him? What do you know about what will happen to you in this life from the Scriptures? How does this knowledge affect you?
What place does the Scriptures play in revealing God’s will for our life? What else do people rely upon to indicate God’s will? Can you think of any pitfalls in using other methods?
What is one thing you learned from this week’s passages that you will apply to your life?