Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Jesus and the Seeker
If we really followed Jesus, we would respond to unbelievers in the way He did. In our current sermon series at WBC, we're looking at encounters Jesus had with people who didn't yet believe in Him as Messiah. On January 20, we'll explore His encounter with Nicodemus, a highly regarded religious leader, from John 3. As you read this passage, notice that Jesus didn't use any slick evangelistic technique; He wasn't trying to manipulate this man into making a commitment. Instead, He laid out a brand new way of living for Nicodemus, then left the ball in his court. We'll follow Nicodemus after that encounter, as he wrestles with his decision. I'll be preaching this message in a very different way than usual. Be in prayer for me, as that means getting out of my preaching "comfort zone." Pray also that we would all be inspired to take this New Way to Live to our friends who have not yet discovered it.