What Does Jesus Want

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What Does Jesus Want

  1. 1. What Does Jesus Want? <ul><li>The Politics of Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>violence and manipulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiscriminate Love and Truth-Telling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jesus and Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Meals of Jesus - Open Fellowship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let God take care of your status! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You take up your cross! </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What Does Jesus Want? <ul><ul><li>The Ethics of Jesus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is/are ethics? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Studies dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a system of moral principles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Do You Decide Who is Good and Who is Bad? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Confrontation! Jesus the Genius! <ul><li>As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, &quot;Follow me.&quot; And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, &quot;Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?&quot; But when he heard it, he said, &quot;Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.&quot; Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, &quot;Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?&quot; And Jesus said to them, &quot;Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.&quot; (Matthew 9:9-17 ESV) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Before the Booth <ul><li>On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, &quot;Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.&quot; And Simon answered, &quot;Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.&quot; And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, &quot;Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.&quot; (Luke 5:1-8 ESV) </li></ul>
  5. 6. How To Be a Good Jew <ul><li>DIET </li></ul><ul><li>DRESS </li></ul><ul><li>DAY </li></ul><ul><li>The Morality of the Box </li></ul>
  6. 8. How To Be a Good Christian? <ul><li>DIET? </li></ul><ul><li>DRESS? </li></ul><ul><li>DAY? </li></ul><ul><li>The Theology of the Box? </li></ul>
  7. 9. The Ethic of Compassion <ul><li>What makes you a good Christian is not: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The church you attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you wear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you talk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What makes you a good Christian is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The People You Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Love your neighbor as yourself.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.&quot; </li></ul></ul>

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