✤ In this lesson, however, I want to ask "What Would Jesus Desire?"a.What would Jesus desire of youtoday?b.Is there something Jesus wouldwant you to do today?c.Is there something Jesus wouldwant you to be doing everyday?
Which of the two servants most characterize yourlife: The one who is faithful or the one who isnegligent? Which one should you be?✤ Father, I want to be a faithful servant. I don’t want to be a disciple who ignores my responsibilities. I want to be a person who reflects Your Son’s influence in what I say and also in what I do. Forgive me when I have failed to do so in the past. Perhaps a part of my problem is my failure to anticipate Your Son’s return. Again, forgive me. Your Son is coming again. Awaken within my heart a proper expectation of His promised return. May I increasingly become the faithful servant Jesus describes in His parable. May I prove to serve Him, not out of fear or dread, but I want to be a faithful servant. I want to be faithful servant! May I be so today! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I believe Jesus would desire..✤ THAT YOU BECOME HIS DISCIPLE✤ He wanted His apostles to make disciples.✤ A disciple is a learner, a follower.✤ A disciple is one who desires to become like His teacher.
WHY DOES JESUS WANT YOU TO BE HIS DISCIPLE?✤ Learn from Him how to become free from the burden of sin. Because He knows that you are under the burden of sin. 1) For freedom from sin is true 2) Only in Him can we become: a) The legal guilt-free of sin b) John 8:31-36
Romans 6:12-14 (NLT)✤ 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.✤ 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.✤ 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
Jesus clearly wants you to be His disciple, tolearn from Him and tolet Him lighten your load; are you Hisdisciple? Jesus also desires...✤ As explained by Paul...a. In baptism you united with Christ inHis death and raised with Him to a newlife - Ro 6:3-7b. In baptism you put on Christ - Ga 3:27c. In baptism you experience the workingof God, Who forgives you of all your sinsand raises you with Christ - Col 2:11-13
Jesus therefore desires for you to enter inwith this new relationship with Him. Have youbeen baptized? If so, then Jesus also desiresthat you...✤ THAT YOU KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS✤ WHAT ARE SOME OF HIS COMMANDMENTS?✤ 1. To love the brethren - Jn 13:34-35 a. Which is one way we show the world we are trulyHis disciples 2. To bear fruit - Jn 15:8 a. Such as saving souls, serving others, showing love b. Bearing fruit comes only through Jesus - Jn 15:4-5
Certainly there is more that Jesuswould desire of us:✤ Others taught to His apostles through the Spirit - Jn 16:12-13✤ But I wanted to use the current popularity of WWJD to simply remind you..✤ Not only to ask "What Would Jesus Do?" in a particular situation✤ But to ask "What Would Jesus Desire?" of you right now!
I hope I have encouraged you toreflect on what Jesus would wantyou to do today:✤ a. If you have not committed to become His disciple...✤ b. If you have not been baptized...✤ c. If you are not observing His commands...