Jesus is a Dilemma

Jesus is a Dilemma

Jesus is _________ ?

“Jesus is a Dilemma”

John 7:14-31

1. Some say Jesus is a great teacher.

Amazing

Authoritative

Captivating

2. Some say Jesus is a false teacher.

Claimed to come from God.

Claimed to speak for God.

Claimed to be God.

3. Some say Jesus is a deranged teacher.

Demon-possessed = insane

“Messiah complex

Delusional; therefore dangerous

4. Who do you say Jesus is?

Liar?

Lunatic?

Lord?

Understanding the teaching of Jesus creates a trilemma of judgment and a dilemma of decision.

If Jesus is Lord, then we are either living surrendered or living in rebellion.

LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Your Life

Did you have a favorite teacher growing up? Tell the group about her/him.

What are the qualities and characteristics of a great teacher?

A dilemma is a difficult decision between two opposing choices; tell your group of a recent dilemma you were in.

In Jesus’ day, “you have a demon” often meant “you’re a lunatic.” Read vv. 19-20. Does this sound like an overly strong reaction? Why do you think they said this?

Read Matthew 7:28-29, then vv. 24-27. What is the famous sermon Jesus had just concluded? How does being “amazed” or “moved” by a teaching get substituted for putting it into practice?

Is there any area of your life where you “like how Jesus teaches” but have been unwilling to do what he says?

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Spirit-led Servant/Living Surrendered

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