Jesus was the most controversial figure in human history because he rarely did what was ______________________, but always did what was ________________.
1. ___________________ the least likely.
Matthew 6:9 – As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.
John 8:4-6 – “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. What do you say? They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.
Luke 17:11-13-As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee & Samaria. 12As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, 13crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
2. __________________ must die.
James 2:3-4 – If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
Romans 10:11-13 – As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”
3. ____________________________ for the good of others and the glory of God.
Philippians 2:2 – …make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
Romans 15:5-6 – May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete unity with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. 6Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.