Know Jesus Better: Finding God in the Bible and Understanding Your Role as a Christian
In the Bible Jesus Christ left us a road map for our lives, which is why it’s so important to know Jesus better. Jesus told his followers that he came to provide life and life in abundance. The more we understand Jesus’ teachings, the more we’ll be able to find God’s will and purpose for our lives. In this blog post, I want to offer some practical steps that will help you get closer to Jesus and understanding your role as a Christian!
Jesus tells us that he is our shepherd and we are his sheep. Jesus knows the paths of life more than anyone else because he created them! Therefore, it’s important to know how Jesus wants you to journey through this world so that you can find God’s pathway for your own life. Jesus also told his followers not to lose faith in him and reminded them that he is always with us. Jesus has not left us alone to discover our own way!
Bible verses related to Jesus as the Good Shepherd:
– John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands.”
– John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”
– Matthew 11:28 “Come unto Me all ye who are weary & heavy laden & I will give you rest!”
Jesus tells his followers that He came for everyone–even those whom society deems unworthy or unlovable. Jesus offers redemption to anyone who wants it! Jesus loves the unlovable because He knows that they are so valuable to God’s kingdom. Jesus even died for those who were unworthy of His love, which means we can never take lightly Jesus’ gift of salvation!
Know Jesus Better
– John 12:32 “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
– Acts 20:28 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over whom the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers…”
Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow but focus on today. This is especially important in a world where stress has become an epidemic. It seems like every day there’s something new to worry about and Jesus wants us not to be overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. Jesus knows what we need even before we ask! Jesus also reminds his followers that they are each a valuable part of God’s kingdom, which is why it’s important for Christians to use their gifts responsibly in the service of others.
Bible verses related to Jesus & worrying:
– Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
– Philippians.12 “I know how to be brought low…I have learned the secret of being content…”
Jesus tells his followers that He came so that those who follow Him will live abundant lives filled with purpose and meaning! Jesus told his followers that following Jesus was not about rules but rather a relationship with Him. Jesus wants us to live abundantly in this world because He knows the only way to truly be happy is through Jesus’ love! Jesus also tells His disciples, “Come follow me” and Jesus desires for all of God’s children to come home where they will dwell forevermore with Jesus in heaven!
Bible verses related to Jesus & abundance:
– John 12:25 “…He who loves his life loses it…”
– Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself…and take up my cross daily.”
One of the most wonderful things about knowing Jesus is Jesus’ promise that He will never leave us or forsake us. Jesus tells his disciples they are not alone and Jesus will always be there for them! This means you can trust Jesus because Jesus has never let anyone down before, which is why it’s so important to know Jesus better in order to draw closer into His unconditional love.
Bible verses related to God & the Holy Spirit:
– Romans 15:13 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe.”
– John 16:13 “When he comes, however, being the Spirit of truth…”
Jesus also told his followers that we should pray even when our prayers don’t make sense; praying isn’t easy but Jesus promises to answer our prayers! Jesus wants us to ask for what we need, even when that means going against the world’s norms or rules. Jesus also tells His disciples that He will send them a comforter who will guide and help them in everything they do!
Bible verses related to prayer:
– Matthew 18:19 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven…”
– John 15:16 You did not choose me…but I chose you.”
Jesus loved people so much that He died for everyone–no matter how bad they were or how unworthy of God’s love they felt inside themselves; all it took was Jesus’ touch of love to change their lives forever. Jesus wants us to know that the most important thing is not who we are or how much money we have, but rather loving Jesus through our faithfulness! Jesus also taught His disciples that they should forgive others no matter what it takes because God has forgiven everyone for everything–even our worst