Jesus Is the Subject of the Whole Bible – Part 2

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others.

My thoughts:

  • The final 1/3 of the Bible contains people such as Peter, Paul, Lydia, James, and John. There are also all the itineraries in Acts, all the letters, and the Revelation. In 2 Peter 3:15-16, Peter puts Paul’s writings on par with the other scriptures. What do my own spoken, written, and typed words tell others about God’s plans in Jesus?
  • What is one of my favorite stories from the New Testament? What characteristics of Jesus do I see in it? How could I use that story to teach someone else about Jesus?
  • Is there a specific book or section in the New Testament that I would find difficult to tie back to Jesus’ life or teachings? What makes it hard to do?
  • Why do I think God uses so many different people, as the church, to tell about Jesus’ arrival on earth and his planned return?

My words and actions:

God uses the writings and letters of several to keep moving the world back to his arrival and toward his promised second coming. He also uses those writings and letters to tell more about the church, which he called the body of Christ. God wants to use my words and actions to point people to Jesus, too. He wants me to be a healthy part of his church. When people look back at my time with them, I want to know that Jesus was seen.

My prayer;

Lord, I want all my life to be used by you, for you. As you’ve seen fit to be involved in the lives of anyone who will allow you to, I want to join that long list of those who are examples of Jesus Christ. More than a Christian in name, I want to be like Christ so others can be like Christ. Your love for me is more than I can imagine. Thank you! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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