HOW ARE YOU SEEKING JESUS?
December 8, 1991
In the gospel of John eight miracles or signs are featured by
the Holy Spirit. In our study we have already studied four
of these eight miracles. According to John 5:36 the miracles
of Jesus were done to bear witness of Jesus to the world.
In the first miracle of turning the water into wine we learn
of Jesus' power over time. In the second miracle when Jesus
healed the Royal official's son, while not even being in his
presence, we learned about Jesus' power over space. In the
third miracle of Jesus when he fed 5,000 to 10,000 people
we learned about His power over need. In the fourth miracle
Jesus walked on the water and delivered the disciples in the
storm we see Jesus' power over circumstances. Each of these
miracles fulfill his words in John 5:36 and give testimony of
Jesus' power in the world.
With this kind of spiritual power being exhibited a great number
of people were seeking after Jesus. However, not everyone
has the purest of motives in seeking Jesus. This is so true
of even today in our Worship Center. Each of you are not
here for the same reason. Your presence here shows you are
attracted to Jesus in some way. You are seeking Him in some
way. However, how are you seeking Jesus?
The passage today tells us there are two ways each of us
can seek Jesus or pursue after Jesus. With this in view
let me teach the passage to you today asking you two major
I. ARE YOU SEEKING JESUS CARNALLY? (vs. 22-34)
To carnally seek Jesus means you pursue Him for the
wrong reasons, reasons to gratify your flesh. The word
carnal means fleshly.
How can you seek Jesus carnally?
1. By wanting your needs always met. (vs. 22-26)
This is a slogan that is popular in the religious world
today, "If you will come to Christ He will meet
all of your needs.' (Health/Wealth)
Problem is that in our flesh we ...
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