Unfiltered Jesus - Part 3



“What Do You Want?”
Series: “Unfiltered Jesus”
(Part 3 of 4)


“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” -John 20:31 (NIV)


7 Titles of Jesus

The Lamb of God (vs. 35)

Rabbi (vs. 38)

Messiah (vs. 41)

Son of Joseph (vs. 45)

Son of God (vs. 49)

King of Israel (vs. 49)

Son of Man (vs. 51)


Jesus offers…

1. To meet your                                                


“The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?’” -John 1:35-38a (NIV)


“They said, ‘Rabbi’ (which means “Teacher”), ‘where are you staying?’ 39 ‘Come, and see,’ he replied.  So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.” -John 1:38b-39 (NIV)


2. To give you a                                                 


“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ).” -John 1:40-41 (NIV) 


“Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas’ (which, when translated, is Peter).” -John 1:42 (NIV)


3. To show you a                                                  


“The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ 46 ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.” -John 1:43-46 (NIV)


“When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, ‘Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.’ 48 ‘How do you know me?’ Nathanael asked.  Jesus answered, ‘I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ 49 Then Nathanael declared, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.’ 50 Jesus said, ‘You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ 51 He then added, ‘Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.” -John 1:47-51 (NIV)



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Digging Deeper

1. What kind of communication best captures your attention? Why?


2. When have you witnessed the power of someone’s words?


3. What do most people want in life today? Why do you believe that?


4. In what ways was Jesus’ question in verse 38 so unexpected and challenging?


5. Do you have a nickname? What is it, and who gave it to you? Do you like it?


6. Why is it significant that Peter got a new name? How does one’s name impact his or her identity?


7. What main challenges or barriers keep us from living a greater life? What opportunities are presented to us daily to do so?


8. How might God change others through our words and our deeds? What impact might this have on our families, friendships, communities, and the world?

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