Seeing Jesus Clearly

Read Mt 4.18-22, Mk 1.16-20, Lk 5.1-11

But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;
(Luke 5:8-9)

When Peter was confronted with Jesus’ miraculous powers, he not only discovers the Messiah but his own identity is revealed as well. “I am a sinful man!” Peter’s immediate response is that of a man who understands he is standing in the presence of absolute holiness. He responds like Isaiah when he is brought into the presence of God and is overwhelmed at His holiness. (Isa 6.1-5)

When a man looks at the Sun he may initially take it for granted and go about his life totally ignorant of its significance. But when the same man is educated on its enormity, energy potential and its role in his existence, the man comes to grips with his minuscule place in the solar system. The more he learns, the more he is awe struck by every aspect of the Sun. That’s our objective in helping people see Christ. When we are correctly introduced to Jesus, the disparity between our depravity and His absolute holiness is painfully obvious. Most men are very aware of their short-comings. The challenge is getting them to see Jesus for who He really is and to repent in light of His character. I see three distinct tools in our kit bag as disciplers in order to help others see Him for who He really is. First is prayer and enlisting the Holy Spirit’s help in opening spiritual eyes and ears. (Eph 3.14-19) Secondly, the Word of God will display Jesus Christ in the most vivid and complete manner. (Heb 4.12) And lastly, our example of loving like Him is a compelling representation His love for them. (Jn 13.34-35) FJ49

For questions or comments drop me a line at charleswood1@gmail.com

Author: Chuck & Deb

Chuck & Deb love Jesus!

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