Why They Liked Jesus
Jesus was extremely popular. Many would attribute this popularity solely to Jesus? ability to do the miraculous. Not discounting that feature, when you look deeper into the gospels, his popularity could be attributed to a number of factors. In this series, we will explore some of the reasons why he was so popular, and how as a missional movement we need to be committed to mirroring the character of Jesus.
Sermons in this series
- Why They Liked JesusNovember 1st, 2015
Caught in the "mazes" and struggles of life, Jesus touched and changed the lives of so many. After their interactions with him, their lives would take on drastically different trajectories than before they had encountered Jesus.
- Why They Liked JesusOctober 25th, 2015
Jesus taught with authority, yet he used stories and illustrations that permeated the minds of those who were listening. Jesus did not get caught up in theological ramblings, but told simple stories that have stood the test of time. In our approaches to know God, are we burying ourselves under the weight of data and theory while not experiencing the simplicity of God?s message?
Key Text: Mark 4:1-2
- Why They Liked JesusOctober 18th, 2015
Jesus was a foodie! The most popular setting for Jesus and his interactions was at a table. Eating at a table is one of the most prominent metaphors in scripture. Additionally, at a table there is a social declaration that participants are equals.
- Why They Liked JesusOctober 11th, 2015
Jesus was a commoner who grew up in meager accommodations. His appearance and simple approach to life identified with the masses. The very thing that was a factor in rejecting Jesus as the Messiah, was also what contributed to his mass appeal.