Sermon Notes – 2/14/16

In Matthew 22:41-46 Jesus asked a group of Pharisees an extremely important question: “What do you think of the Christ?”  This is a life-changing question because, from an eternal perspective, deciding what one believes about Jesus Christ is the most important and foundational decision one can make.

Here are five other reasons why this is a life-changing question:

A. You cannot fully understand God without Jesus.

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:15
  2. John 10:30
  3. John 14:9
  4. Hebrews 1:1-4

B. You cannot fully understand God’s will without Jesus.

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

C. You cannot fully understand God’s Word without Jesus.

  1. John 1:1-3
  2. Matthew 5:17
  3. Romans 3:21-26

D. You cannot fully understand God’s redemptive plan without Jesus.

  1. 1 Peter 1:18-19

E. You cannot fully understand yourself without Jesus.

  1. Ephesians 2:4-9

C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”  For Lewis, Jesus Christ was what brought everything into focus and made all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.  Jesus caused the story of God to come together in a logically coherent fashion and helped Lewis find his place in God’s story.  And Jesus Christ does the same for us.

This is why the question of Jesus is life-changing.

So, what do you think of the Christ?



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