Who is Jesus… Bible Study – part 1

Posted: June 6, 2011 in Mobile Manna - bible study outlines

Mobile Manna                  applying God’s Word to our everyday lives                           June 1, 2011

 ** Note: This is an outline for a bible study we have at my work 

Who is Jesus… part 1

Open Discussion Question: How would you describe or define Jesus?  When I say His name, what comes to mind?

Before we can truly comprehend who Jesus is and our need for Him, we have to take a look a look at own selves, our life and who we really are:

Most of us regard ourselves as reasonably nice people and would like to think that we are a mixture of good and bad and we are hopeful that the ‘good’ that we do outweighs the bad (or sin)…

The Definition of Sin: The word ‘sin’ refers to an archery term meaning ‘to miss the mark’.  Biblical sin, directly

refers to missing God’s ‘mark’… or God’s standard. It’s deliberate disobedience to God’s will for our lives.

Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard…and all need to be made right with God… (Romans 3:23-25)

The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? (Jeremiah 17:9)

    All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. (Isaiah 53:6)

            No one can say, “I am innocent.  I’ve never done anything wrong.” (Proverbs 20:9)

The Lord looks deep inside people and searches their innermost thoughts. (Proverbs 29:27)

Open Discussion Question:  What do these verses say about how we view life on a day to day basis… in regards to decisions we make, choices that come before us and where we stand with God?

We are all infected  with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. (Isaiah 64:6)

All the ‘good’ or ‘righteous deeds’ that we do cannot erase the sin in our lives

What is often the first thought that crosses our minds when we have to make a decision within our family, our work, where we spend our time, how we spend our money, etc.?

Is it often selfish? How is this going to affect me… will I have to sacrifice… will I have to ‘suffer’…

Final Question:  Why can’t we be ‘good enough’ to earn God’s favor?  If we look back at our lives and see that we have done or tried to do more ‘good’ than ‘bad’, shouldn’t that be enough?  Are our lives ‘judged’ with ‘scales’?

Final Thoughts:

Next Week:  There is Hope for us… even despite ourselves… what a ‘beautiful mess’ we are – Who is Jesus – part 2


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