Interesting facts about Jesus growing up.
1. He was raised by godly Jewish parents in the 1st century. (Luke 1:30, Matthew 1:19)
2. His family was a part of the working poor. (Luke 2:22-24; Leviticus 12:8)
3. He was raised in a small insignificant town. (John 1:45-46)
4. Jesus was the oldest of 4 brothers and at least 2 sisters. (Matthew 13:54-56)
5. He was educated. (Luke 2:40-52)
6. He was in great shape.
7. He took care of his family when Joseph died. (John 19:25-27)
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most memorable part for you?
1. Read John 17:3; Matthew 7:22-23. The word “know” found in these passages means to know personally or intimately–not just know about a person, but to know them in a personal way. When did you first open up your heart and begin to allow Jesus to know you in a personal way? When did you first begin to know Him in a personal way? Why do you think this type of relationship is so important to eternal life?
2. Read Acts 9:1-6; Philippians 3:7-11. The Apostle Paul’s personal relationship with Jesus started off a little shaky, but what did he say about his relationship with Jesus in Philippians? Is this how you see the value of your relationship with Jesus? Why or why not?
3. The four Gospels are our primary historical source of information about the life of Jesus. Why do you think God had Four written? If you were to pick one of the four Gospels as your favorite, which one would you pick and why?
4. When we put the information of the four Gospels together, we get a fuller picture of the life and ministry of Jesus. Last week Pastor Frank shared some things we can learn about the early life of Jesus from the Gospels. Which one of these had you never thought of before? Can you think of anymore? Why do you think these details are important to knowing Jesus?
5. Read John 21:25. What other things could possibly be true about Jesus that the Gospels don’t record. Pastor Frank shared that he believes Jesus danced (culture) and that he lovingly teased people and was fun to be around as he referred to in the mini-series “The Chosen.”
6. What do you think are the dangers and the benefits to the people of God of seeing a mini-series like The Chosen?
Taking it Home:
Pray that God will help you to understand the person of Jesus in a deeper more personal way this week.