What does this look like to you?
Some say a foreign language! Some think it is Greek! These lines represent stick figures that reflect how a person relates to Jesus. Jesus asked one of His close followers one day, “Who do people say that I am?” That is the question for everyone today. Jesus was a factual, historical person who lived between 4 AD and 37 AD (approximately). He performed amazing miracles of healing and restoration of life. He also claimed that He was the one and only Son of God who came to earth to reveal Himself to those He created and redeem the world. So, everyone must decide what
they believe about Jesus and answer His question, “Who do you say that I am?” Every person relates to Jesus in one of 7 ways. Our body language reflects our position with Him.
Some people don’t believe there is a God and don’t want to have anything to do with Him. That is their choice. They are rebelling against the God who has created them.
Romans 1:20 ~ God has revealed Himself to everyone by His power and through nature.
Romans 3:23 ~ Everyone has sinned!
Others are willing to check Him out and have the attitude that says, “Show me what you got?”
Zacchaeus was a person who had heard about Jesus and was eager to see Him and hear what He had to say. Luke 19:1-10
There is also a story of an Ethiopian who was reading the Bible and needed someone to explain what it was saying about Jesus and salvation.
Acts 8:26-40 ~ The Ethiopian was curious about what the Bible was saying. Philip helped him understand.
When people begin to understand who Jesus is, it gets their attention, and they want to know more. He is the one who spoke the world and universe into existence.
Colossians 1:16 ~ All things were created by Jesus and for Jesus.
Hebrews 1:3 ~ Jesus created and also sustains the universe by His power.
John 3:16 ~ God loved everyone in the world so much that He gave His one and only Son to take away the sin of the world, by His sacrifice on the cross.
If you are at this place and want to know more about Jesus, read the book of John in the Bible. (You can read the book of John at YouVersion.com)This will help you understand all about who He is, what He has done and what He is doing today.
When we learn who Jesus is and that He came to save those who are separated from Him because of sin, we are humbled, and say, “Tell me more!”
Romans 6:23 ~ The result of my sin is forever death.
Romans 5:8-9 ~ But because of His love, He died for us.
I Peter 3:18 ~ Christ died for sins…to bring us to Himself.
Romans 10:9-10 ~ If we say with our mouths and believe in our hearts, that Jesus is Lord, we are saved.
We hear the story and come to the point of saying, “What do I need to do to be saved?” This was the question from the man in Acts 16:30. He asked, “What must I do to be saved?” The answer is, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Vs. 31
When we realize our desperate need for Jesus, we fall on our knees and face before Him and confess our sin, asking forgiveness. By faith, we receive the free gift of eternal life – THIS IS SALVATION!
Acts 3:19 ~ Repent…and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
Ephesians 2:8-9 ~ Our salvation is a gift of grace from God.
When we receive the greatest gift of life, the Spirit of God raises us and fills us with Himself. We are Free! Our sins are forgiven! The weight of all my sin is removed! Jesus did that for all who believe.
John 3:16 ~ Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 8:16 ~ The Holy Spirit confirms His presence in our lives.
Luke 13:13 ~ When we are made right with God, we stand and praise Him.
Revelation 1:12-18 ~ Jesus is now seated in heaven as the Alpha and the Omega, the Almighty King of Kings.
The person who has received new life in Christ cannot help but tell their best friends and family what God has done for them through Jesus. And that’s God’s plan—for the entire world to know who the God is that created all things and desires a personal relationship with everyone. We, who are saved, have the power and the privileged to share His story with everyone we meet.
II Corinthians 5:17 ~ We are new in Christ!
Acts 1:8 ~ We have God’s power to share His story with others.
Hebrews 13:15-16 ~ We serve and share with others through the power of Jesus.
Matthew 28:18-20 ~ God and tell your world.
So where do you stand with Jesus today? Who do you say that He is?
The One you praise?
Essential for everyone?
Which stick figure represents where you stand with Jesus today?
Where would you like to be?
For more information about Jesus and having a personal relationship with Him, ask one of your friends who know Jesus personally. Or if you would like, please contact one of our student ministry staff. Check out the Tallowood Students page, or better yet, join us for any of our activities.
713.468.8241 ext. 8165
Jerome Smith, Student Minister – 713.817.4015
Micah Cating, Associate Student Minister – 225.772.5861