Discovering A Life-Giving Relationship With Jesus | Church In 3D, Part 1

January 1, 2023   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Church in 3D, pt 1 – “Discovering a Life-Giving Relationship with Jesus”

 about does not equal .

What does it look like for someone to discover Jesus?
How does God make that happen?
What is our part in the process?

John 1:35-40
The next day again  was standing with , 36 and he  as he walked by and said, “, the Lamb of God!” 37  heard him say this, and they . 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was , Simon .

John 1:41-42a
He  his own brother Simon and said to him, “” (which means Christ). 42 He .

People come to know Jesus when those who have been found go find others who don’t know Jesus, and then bring them to Jesus.

Those who truly know

who need to know.

 People  People

John 1:42b
Jesus looked at him and said, “ Simon the  John.  Cephas”
(which means Peter).”

  1. Before Peter knew Jesus, Jesus knew Peter.
  2. Jesus literally changed Simon’s name/identity upon meeting him!

    John 2:3-11
    When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the , Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And .

    John 20:21
    these are written  that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

    How do we come to believe in Jesus?

John 6:67-69
“Do you want to go away as well?” Peter replied–“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

Mathew 16:13-16
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “ that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “ John the Baptist,  Elijah, and  Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the , the .”

Do we live according to the confession we say we believe?

Matthew 16:17
And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not  this to you, but  who is in heaven.

1. We need to .
2. We need to commit to finding people far from God and .
3. If you’re not a Christian, !

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