Session 3 of 3 of the series Who, Why and What of Jesus, an interactive Forum evening at Moore College.
What does Jesus Require?
- Introduction: Jireh
Last 2 weeks and tonight we’re looking at the turning point of Mark at 8:29f where the 3 questions of who, why and what are posed.
- Two weeks ago …
- Who was Jesus?
- Last week, looking at the same passage
- Why did Jesus come?
- Topic for tonight
- What Jesus Requires?
- Discussion on Requirement
What right has anybody to require anybody to do anything?
Who has that right and why have they got it?
What would motivate you to accede to their requirements?
What is right? What is wrong with “I am the boss of me”
- Interview: Jireh
Who do you think Jesus is? What difference does it make to you?
- Interview: Marlee
Why did Jesus come? What difference does it make to you?
- What does Jesus Require?
Crowd and Disciples v34
Whoever wants to be my disciple
Take up their cross
= lose your life for me and the gospel v35
- A lived example: Marlee
What Jesus requires sounds extreme, what persuaded you to do as he required?
What has it meant in your life? What changes has it involved for you?
- Why Do What Jesus Requires? vv35-38
Who is Jesus? – True Authority
Why did Jesus come? – Love
Necessary to save it v35 Necessary
Alternative is death v36-37 Meaningless Certainty
Alternative philosophy: materialism = meaningless mortality, amoral
Worse – Judgement v38 Fear