The Real Jesus - Week 2
The Influential Jesus
Getting to Know You:
If you could teach the world one concept, what would it be?
When you think of your parents, do you think they modeled more grace or truth? Which one had a larger impact on you?
In light of this week’s message, was there anything you heard for the first time or something that caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
Read aloud John 1:14
Why is it important to be full of grace AND truth?
What happens if we are full of truth, but not grace?
What happens if we are full of grace, at the expense of the truth?
Read aloud Acts 5:35-39
What truth do you see portrayed in this passage?
Read aloud Luke 4: 16-21
According to this passage, what is the point and purpose of Jesus’ ministry?
Read aloud Acts 5:35 -39
What is author saying?
“Normally when someone dies, their impact on the world immediately begins to recede. But Jesus inverted this normal human trajectory, as he did so many others. Jesus’ impact was greater a hundred years after his death than during his life; it was greater still after five hundred years; after a thousand years his legacy laid the foundation for much of Europe; after two thousand years he has more followers in more places than ever.”
John Ortberg in “Who is this man” p. 7
Jesus never wrote a book, had a scientific breakthrough, or held office. Yet, He is the most influential person in History.
Taking it Home
How has Jesus influenced you?
In what ways has He changed your life?