KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD: WORKSHEET 3

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003

STUDY THREE: JESUS - IDENTIFYING THE TRUTH AND EXPOSING ERROR

Introductory Task #1: Brainstorm this question: What are common spiritual questions and issues that people, both Christian and non-Christian, raise? Discuss whether or not there are answers to these questions.

In this study we will be looking at Jesus Christ as 'the truth', and learning that in him every spiritual question is answered. As you live your life through the week challenge yourself to take every question that you or others ask and look for its answer in Jesus Christ.

Task #2A: Jesus is the truth about who God is. Look at the verses below (we looked at some of them last week). Consider and discuss their implications for the following questions:
  1. What does this verse really mean? Write that meaning in the box.
  2. What does this verse say about my concept of God?
  3. What does this verse say about the 'god' concepts of people who do not know Jesus Christ?
  4. What does this verse say about the worship and prayers of people who do not know Jesus Christ?
  5. By inference, what does this verse say about my responsibility to people who do not know Jesus Christ?

Matthew 11:27

 

John 1:18

 

John 8:12

 

John 8:24

 

John 14:6-9

 

John 17:6,26

 

Romans 9:5

 

Romans 10:9.13-15

 

1 John 5:20,21

 
Task #2B: Jesus Christ is the truth about what God does.

From your memory of Jesus' miracles, make a list of the areas of our human lives in which Jesus demonstrated/revealed the truth about the power and authority of God in action. If you can't remember, scan through Mark's Gospel where incidents of God in action in Christ leap out from almost every page.

This incident:

 

Reveals the truth that God:

 

Task #2C: Jesus Christ: the truth about God's love. Write a personal impact statement about the love of God identified in Christ in each of these passages:

John 3:16

 

Romans 5:8

 

Ephesians 1:6-8

 

Ephesians 2:7

 

Ephesians 3:17-19

 

1 John 3:1

 

1 John 4:9,10

 
Task #4: Jesus reveals the truth about sin and judgement

Imagine yourself standing on Golgotha observing the crucifixion. Someone says to you: this is the truth about your sin; this is the truth about the judgement that should have fallen on you because of your sin. Describe your reaction in terms of [1] how this impacts your attitude to sin, and [2] how this impacts your attitude to Jesus Christ.