The Jesus Most People Miss(ed) and How God Prepares Us For Our Calling (3 of 68) by Chris Brown

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The Jesus Most People Miss(ed) and How God Prepares Us For Our Calling (3 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Pastor Chris Brown
Luke 2:39-52 and 3:21-23

UNDERSTANDING THE 4 NEW TESTAMENT GOSPELS

- The gospels aren't biographies - they are apologetics
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John/ Luke 1:1-4/ John 21:25

- Luke covers 30 years in 18 verses!
Luke 2:39-52 and 3:21-23

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT JESUS

- Jesus is clearly portrayed as God in the flesh
Colossians 2:9 and 1:15-19/ John 1:1 and 14/ 5:16-18

- Jesus is clearly portrayed as fully human
Philippians 2:5-11/ Hebrews 2:17 and 4:15/ Luke 5:17 and Mark 6:4-6/
Matthew 12:22-31/ 1 Kings 17-2 Kings 13 (Elijah and Elisha)

PREPARED FOR OUR CALLING

1. Hardship is not a handicap
James 1:2-4/ Hebrews 5:8
Luke 2:22-24 and Leviticus 12:6-8/ Matthew 2:13-23/ John 1:45-46 and 7:41-52

2. Timing is everything
Luke 3:23/ John 7:3-6/ Acts 7:23-36

3. To lead well we must learn to follow well
Luke 2:51/ Matthew 20:25-28/ 1 Peter 5:5-6

TAKING IT HOME
1. Looking back at the four areas of growth in Luke 2:52, which if any would you like to see growth in?


What could be your first step in moving towards growth in that area?


2. Are there any new service opportunities that you need to consider (or reconsider) as a result of this week's teaching?


Growth Group Homework


QUICK REVIEW
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, The Jesus Most People Miss(ed), was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?


MY STORY
1. Because He was fully human, Jesus went through the normal growth process every healthy human being goes through - He grew physically, intellectually, spiritually, and relationally. Growing up, in which of these areas did growth come easiest for you? Which was the hardest?

2. How we live our lives and the decisions we make daily can significantly affect our abili ...


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