Who Is Jesus?: Week 6


Who is Jesus?: Week 6
He is the bread of life
7/15/15

Key Scripture:  Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10)

Who is Jesus?

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Why should we worship Jesus?

In order to understand why we should worship Jesus, we first have to understand what worship is.

What is worship?

Video: “What is worship?”

According to Scripture, worship is not:

> Worship is not something done only by Christians or spiritual/religious people (Colossians 1:16)
> Worship is not just musical (Romans 12:1-2)
> Worship is not constrained to a certain time or place (John 4:19-24)

“Worship is an ongoing, unbroken life of communion with God empowered by the Holy Spirit and informed by the truth.” – Mark Driscoll

> Worship is not something that starts and stops (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

“If you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him one day a week.” – A. W. Tozer
> Worship is something that all people and all of creation do
> Worship is something that happens everywhere all of the time

“Worship is living out life, individually and corporately, as continuous living sacrifices to the glory of a person or thing.” – Mark Driscoll

Paul gives us 3 truths in his letter to the Romans to help us further develop our understanding of worship (Romans 11:36-12:1)

1. We hold a person or thing in a place of glory
2. We then worship that person or thing
3. Our worship of that person or thing we hold in glory is done by means of making sacrifices

Why do we worship other things?

read Genesis 3:1-5; The Fall of Man

read Exodus 20:1-17; The Ten Commandments

So why should we worship Jesus in response?

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“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10

“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” – John 15:7

“I will not leave you comfortless [as orphans]; I will come to you.” – John 14:8

“Why should we worship Jesus?”:

Only when God is glorified will we be truly satisfied, because “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper

Discussion Questions:

1. Who or what do I make sacrifices for?

2. Who or what is most important to me? What is the one person or thing I could not live without?

3. Why does God jealously require that we worship only Him?

4. Was there a time in your life that you experienced feeling hurt, empty, robbed, or cheated after making a sacrifice to glorify something or someone other than God?

5. What are some ways you can begin turning your worship away from some sin/idols in your life and towards God this week?