The Hillcrest Church Podcast

Is Jesus OK With Me? The Jesus I Wish You Knew

December 10, 2019

Is Jesus ok with me? - Outline
The Jesus I Wish You Knew
December 8, 2019

How do you label yourself?

Is Jesus ok with me?

No matter who you ________or what you______________________.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:22, NLT)

How do I _____________________to that? What do I _______with it?
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:22, NLT)

Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:24, NLT)

____________________ from your _______________________.

_________________ ____________ to take away your ________.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23, NLT)

When we compare ourselves to __________________________, we all __________________________.

As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one.
(Romans 3:10, NLT)

No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”
(Romans 3:11-12, NLT)

This strikes us as a ________________________________at first glance, but in the long run of life it turns out to be a___________.

Sin has a ______________________effect with _____________.

Sin has a ________________effect with____________________.

This is the Jesus I wish you knew.
He takes away your ____________________.
He takes away your ____________________.
He pays your _________________________.
He completely _______________________________ your sin.

Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:24, NLT)

For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. (Romans 3:25a, NLT)

How do I get this? How does it become truly mine?

_________________________ your faith in Jesus Christ.

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:22, NLT)

Focus the ________________of ____________________toward Jesus Christ.

We are made _____________with God through _________________.

Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. (Romans 3:27, NLT)

 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” (Romans 10:13, NLT)
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
Amen.

 

Digging Deeper
A study for individuals or small groups

Read 1 John 4:7-21 (God Loving us)
Why – accordingly to 1 John 4:7-21 – is God to be considered the ultimate authority on love?
What does it mean to you to know that God lavishly loves you?

How is God’s love to be understood as both sacrificial and undeserved? (Be sure to check your thoughts against what is said in 1 John 4.)

Why is God’s love so reliable?
How does he demonstrate it?
What is the implication for our lives?

While we can be daunted by the standard set by God when it comes to love, how does he help us to love him and others more?

How does God’s love compare to the human expression of love?

Us Loving God
What is the best way to respond to God’s love?

Why do you think that some people have such a hard time accepting God’s love? Can we help them to more easily receive this gift?
How can we ask God to help us in our ability to love?

Do you struggle with the idea that we are to love God with our complete selves? Do you hold back anything from God? Do you feel vulnerable opening your heart so wide to him?

Why do you think the world is much more comfortable in thinking about love as a noun, rather than a verb?

Application
How would you tell a friend about the gift of God’s love?

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