Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Luke 8.16-21 Who is Really Related to Jesus Christ?

Summary: Is your actual spiritual condition different from what you profess? “Do not be amazed that I say to you, ‘You must be born again.’”

1. A. Who is really related to Jesus Christ? Said another way, who is related to God? Who can say to God, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15)? John 3:3, 12:25, Revelation 21:6

B. What must you be to be related to Him? Romans 8:15, Galatians 3:26

C. What is it to be related to Him? Are you? Matthew 7:13-14, Luke 8:21

2. A. Read the context for this passage, Luke 8:16-21. What is Jesus’ topic? Luke 8:4-15

B. This moment, as you hear the word of God, is a solemn event. You have heard and are hearing the very word of God. Read on in this passage. Has the topic changed? Luke 8:16-21

C. Ask the question again: who is really related to Jesus Christ? Luke 8:21

3. A. Is this an isolated passage and exhortation? Luke 6:46-49, 11:27-28

B. This is an announcement, the Gospel. He did it, we believe it. Really believing the Gospel will cause us to act on it. Romans 6:23, John 19:30, I Timothy 2:5-6, Romans 8:1-2

C. What will happen when you hear, really hear, the word of God? What must you be to be related to Him? I Peter 1:3, 22-23, John 3:3

4. A. What does light do to a room? Can people see the difference Christ has made in your life? Luke 8:16, John 13:35, Matthew 5:14-16, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:4-8

B. We might have to look for the fruit in a life, but what about God? Luke 8:17, 12:2, Matthew 10:26, Mark 4:22, Romans 2:16

C. Therefore, what should we do? Luke 8:18, Matthew 7:21, Hebrews 4:2, John 15:4, 17:6

5. What is really happening with those who hear but do not do and with those who hear and do? James 1:22 (19-25)

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