Hi Guys and Guyesses,
Here's this weeks discussion. Enjoy!
Lesson: We must try and Be Like God..
What is the best way to act towards other people? Aggressive? Nice? Couldn't care? Helpful?
God is pure, peaceful, gentle and friendly, full of compassion and good deeds – see James 3...
If we were to try and be like God, how would we be towards other people?
Do you guys talk about someone when they leave the room?
Do you always say nice things?
What should you say?
Pick out the guys good points; say something nice, like you would like other people to say about you.
Jas 3:7 We humans are able to tame and have tamed all other creatures---wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish. 8 But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. 9 We use it to give thanks to our Lord and Father and also to curse other people, who are created in the likeness of God. 10 Words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My friends, this should not happen! 11 No spring of water pours out sweet water and bitter water from the same opening. 12 A fig tree, my friends, cannot bear olives; a grapevine cannot bear figs, nor can a salty spring produce sweet water. 13 Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom. 14 But if in your heart you are jealous, bitter, and selfish, don't sin against the truth by boasting of your wisdom. 15 Such wisdom does not come down from heaven; it belongs to the world, it is unspiritual and demonic. 16 Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy. 18 And goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds the peacemakers plant in peace.
Give me an example of a peacemaker – describe a situation where a peacemaker would do his thing..
What would you do at a school fight if you wanted to be a peacemaker?
- - - - - GETTING TO BE LIKE GOD - - - -
What do you do if you can't make a decision? Flip a coin? Phone a friend? Put it off til tommorrow?
What do you guys think of the WWJD bracelets?
Where does the WWJD thing come from? In His steps, by Charles Sheldon. Over 8 million copies sold.
What happens when we ask What Would Jesus Do?? No really. Seriously...
Here's what Jesus is like: Isa 42:1 The LORD says, "Here is my servant, whom I strengthen--- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. 2 He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. 3 He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. 4 He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching."
So is Jesus aggro? Is he forceful? Is He fair? Is He a polititian? NO!! Does He ever give up? No, never.
Was Jesus worried about food or clothes or money or possessions? No. Did He always have enough? Yes.
We should be mirrors of God, so people of the world can see God in us; His character and kindness, etc.
2Co 3:18 All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.
We need to become like Jesus, obedient to God, because this is where we find joy, satisfaction and acceptance.
WE NEED TO REALLY KNOW THE CHARACTER OF GOD, which does not change, so we know how to live.
Whenever we are faced with any tough decision, we need to ask ourselves “What would Jesus do if He was in this situation?” and then try our best to do that, regardless of the consequences.
The BOTTOM LINE
What would Jesus Do?
What – really - would He do?
THIS IS REALLY HARD TO DO GUYS
BUT WE NEED TO DO IT !!