I Doubt I Can Be More Like Jesus
- It's one of the most challenging things about Christianity.
- The closer I get to Jesus, the more my life is changed.
As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. Matthew 14:13 NLT
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14 NLT
That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” Matthew 14:15 NLT
But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” Matthew 14:16 NLT
“But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. “Bring them here,” he said. Matthew 14:17-18 NLT
Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. Matthew 14:19 NLT
They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. Matthew 14:20 NLT
About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children! Matthew 14:21 NLT
Compassion + ______________ + ________________ + ______________ = Christlike
Compassion was the foundation of the miracle.
We should be more concerned about eternity than behavior.
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 NLT
You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35b NLT
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Relationship with God scale
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NLT