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Who is Jesus?

The coming King

Application:

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Lord and Saviour, and our Best Friend!

Materials:

For each young person:
A printed copy of the Study Sheet below.
Bibles or printed out copies of the Scripture verses.
Pens or pencils.

Click here for the Study Sheet

Text:

Matthew 16:13-16.

Memory Verse (paraphrased):

1 Peter 2:24, "He bore our sins in His body on the cross,
so that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness."
 

Introduction:

Knowing about Jesus helps us clarify the facts of our faith and the new life that Christ offers.  This study will help answer teens' doubts and questions about Jesus and Salvation, and becoming a Christian.

Facts about Jesus:

Divide the group into teams of three to five, and get them to study the Scriptures below and complete their Study Sheets.  A representative from each team should report back their findings.  Possible answers are included for each question below.

  1. Who do you say Jesus is? (see Matthew 16:15) - (Christ, the Son of the Living God and our Saviour).
  2. What are the two key aspects regarding the nature of Jesus? (see Philippians 2:5-7) - (He is God, and is equal with God the Father.  He is also human and was tempted, and got hungry and tired).
  3. What are the implications if Jesus was not God or Human? - (Christianity would be invalid, because Jesus himself claimed to be God, and He would be a liar if He knew His claims were false.  Secondly, we would not be able to relate to Him in our feelings and weaknesses as human beings).
  4. What does Romans 3:23 say about us? - (We have all sinned).
  5. But what does God demand? (see Hebrews 9:22) - (The penalty for sin is death.  Before Christ, forgiveness of sins required blood to be offered and the Jews sacrificed lambs and goats).
  6. So what has God done about it? (see John 3:16) - (God sent Jesus to die for us, so that all who believe in Him will have eternal life).
  7. From 1 Peter 2:22 why was Jesus chosen to die on the cross? - (He was sinless).
  8. What has happened to our sins? (see 1 Peter 2:24) - (Christ took them on Himself when He died on the cross).
  9. What can this mean to us? (see Isaiah 53:5-6) - (We can be forgiven for our sins and live forever in Heaven when we die).
The leader should discuss and summarise the findings and draw out conclusions of what was learnt about Jesus Christ from the Bible, and how the teens should respond to Him.  Close with a prayer of commitment and action by each person.

God Bless!
 

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