Lord Jesus- More than a Casual Friend

2007 Calvary Impact's Mission Program

Week Three Bible Study

 

 

In our first two studies in this series, we took the Romans Road to surrender and then a look at the desire that Jesus has to be the best friend of the believer. However, we should be very careful not to treat this friendship too casually. The truth is that unlike friendships that most of us have that involve peers of equal status getting to know one another; a friendship with Jesus is more like an ordinary, everyday person being friends with the President of the United States. However, even this example does not clearly show the difference. While power and authority are certainly present in the President, he is not our Creator. He is not all knowing and ever present. He is not the perfect One who has experienced every emotion and human situation and lived a sinless life in the process. Finally, he is not pocess an everlasting love.

 

Let's look at God's Word to find out about our Lord, Jesus.

 

 

Please begin with prayer.

 

Answer the following questions.  They will be discussed at the fourth week mission meeting.

 

God, the Trinity, Our Creator

 

Please read and then write Genesis 1:26a (about the first fifteen words or so…):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who does this verse say created man?

 

What pronoun is used in this verse to describe the creator?

 

The word God that was used here is the word Elohim in Hebrew. This word actually speaks of three or more. With this information and based on what you know about scripture, who were the three that actually created man?

 

 

 

 

 

It is interesting that if you read all the passages of creation prior to this verse, God spoke and things were created. For examples: God said, let there be firmament… (Genesis 1:6), And God said, let the waters…. (Genesis 1.9), And God said, let there be lights… (Genesis 1:14), And God said, let the waters…. (Genesis 1:20). You get the idea!  Why do you think that God then had Jesus and the Holy Spirit help Him create man?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think about yourself. What are the three aspects that make you a human being of that were created by Elohim (the three)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit created you, what does this tell you about how well the Lord knows you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read and write Psalm 71:5-7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What was King David's response when He considered God as Creator?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your response to being created in the image of God (Elohim)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our All Knowing Lord

 

Read and write 1 John 3:20:

 

 

 

 

What does this say about God's knowledge of you? What does this mean to you?

 

 

 

 

Read and write John 16:29-30:

 

 

 

 

After being with Jesus and listening to Jesus, what was their conclusion regarding Jesus knew about them and life? Where did they say Jesus came from?

 

 

 

 

 

If your best friend was "all-knowing", how would that change how you related to them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Eternal Lord

 

Psalms 90:2 says, "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever before You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. What does this tell us about how long God has been?

 

 

 

 

Read Micah 5:2. This Old Testament prophecy of the coming of Christ tells us how long Christ has been? What does it tell us about Christ?

 

 

 

Read and write Romans 8:11:

 

 

 

 

What does this verse say will give you eternal life? What does this tell us about the Holy Spirit?

 

 

Our Sinless Lord

 

Read John 1:14. What does this verse tell us about Jesus as he lived on earth?

 

 

 

 

 

Read and write 1 Corinthians 10:13:

 

 

 

 

 

What does this tell us about the hard things that we will face on earth and having experienced life in human form, how God will help us?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Love of the Lord

1 John 4:7-10 says, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

What is the true, driving, and ever present character of God?

 

How did God show His love to all people?

 

 

 

Are you worth loving to God? Why?

 

 

 

How does God show His love to you?

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As the last exercise of this study, please read the following Old and New Testament comparisons of God. After reading these passages and considering your earlier readings in this study, please think about how impossible it is to have a casual, sometimes on, sometimes off, relationship with the Lord.

Revelation 1:7-8 Jesus was the Almighty.
Genesis 17:1 And the Almighty was God.

John 8:58 Jesus was the "I Am"
Exodus 3:14 and the "I Am" was God

Acts 3:14 Jesus was the "HOLY ONE"
Isaiah 43:15 and the "HOLY ONE" was God

John 8:24 Jesus is the "I Am He"
Isaiah 43:10 and the "I Am He" was God

Revelation 22:13 Jesus is the "First and the Last"
Isaiah 44:6 and the "First and the Last" was God

I Corinthians 10:4 Jesus was "The Rock"
Psalm 18:31 and "The Rock" was God

II Corinthians 11:2 Jesus was the "One HUSBAND"
Jeremiah 31:32 and the "One HUSBAND" was God

Matthew 23:8 Jesus was the "ONE MASTER"
Malachi 1:6 and the "ONE MASTER" was God

John 10:16 Jesus was the "One SHEPHERD"
Isaiah 40:11 and the "ONE SHEPHERD" was God

Acts 4:12 Jesus was the "ONE SAVIOR"
Isaiah 45:21 and the "ONE SAVIOR" was God

Luke 1:68 Jesus was the "ONE REDEEMER"
Isaiah 41:14 and the "ONE REDEEMER" was God

Revelation 19:16 Jesus was "LORD OF LORDS
1 Timothy 6:14 Jesus was "LORD OF LORDS
Deuteronomy 10:17 and the "LORD OF LORDS" was God

Philippians 2:10 Every knee must bow to Jesus
Isaiah 45:23 Every knee must bow to God

John 1: 3-10 Jesus was the "ONE CREATOR"
Isaiah 44:24 Jesus was the "ONE CREATOR"
Genesis 1:1 and the "ONE CREATOR" was God

John 1:49 Jesus was "KING OF ISRAEL"
Isaiah 44:6 and the "KING OF ISRAEL" was God

Our God reaches out to us not as our equals, but as our way, our truth and our life. John 14:6 says, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."   In what ways is Jesus…..

your Way?

 

 

 

your Truth?

 

 

 

your Life?

 

 

 

Are you ready and willing to make Jesus not just your savior, but your Lord? Write your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

The next study will be "Jesus as Lord of Your Life".

 

 

Written by: John R. Wallace, Jr. for the 2007 Calvary Impact Mission Program