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The Way- His and Ours “Chosen”
February 27, 2021

The Way- His and Ours “Chosen”

February 27, 2021

The Way: His and Ours “Chosen”

February 28, 2021

John 6: 60-71

Introduction

I. The Way Included Some Hard Teaching.

1. John 6:60 “On hearing it (what? Some fo the teaching that went before us John 6!), many of his disciples said: “this is a hard teaching.  Who can accept it?” 

2. 10 hard things Jesus said:

  1. You must be perfect. (Matthew 5:48) 
  2. You must hate your parents, spouse, siblings, and children (Matthew 10:37)
  3. You must deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus if you want to be a disciple. (Mt. 16:24) 
  4. Anger, if not controlled is a form of murder (Matthew 5:22) 
  5. Lust, if not controlled, is the same as adultery. (Matthew 5:27)
  6. Love those who hate you. (Matthew 5:43-45)
  7. Jesus came to divide (Luke 12:51-53)
  8. If you don’t walk in the way, you are against Him (Matthew 12:30)
  9. If you don’t acknowledge Jesus, He will disown you (Matthew 10:32-33) 
  10. If you’re in the Way of Jesus, you will have zero tolerance for sin in yourself. (John 8:10-11) 

3. Not everyone who starts on the Way will finish

II. The Way of Jesus Leads to Eternal Life 

1. John 6:68- Peter. “Leave you?  Where else would we go?  To whom shall we go?  You have words of eternal life.  

2. Peterson: “we are at  risk of discarding His ways……and  adopting the world’s way.

3. Difference in two paths? One path leads to eternal life, one path leads to death 

 

III. You Have been Chosen by Jesus to Walk in the Way.

1. Jesus is the way God comes to us.  Jesus is the way  we come to God.

2. I Peter 2:9 

Conclusion:

1. Scriptures for further exploration

a. Matthew 10:37

b. Luke 12:51-53

c. John 10:27-28

d. Romans 6:23

e. John 15:16

f. Ephesians 1:3-4

g. Matthew 22:14

2. Question for Group Discussion

a. What hard question were the disciples grumbling about?

b. How do you think Jesus felt after many stopped following Him?

c. What is one of Jesus teachings that has been hard for you to accept?

d. What keeps you from junking your faith and moving to something else?

 

 

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