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Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7:2-3, 9-12
John 7:40-53

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what are we to do with jesus?

“The crowd was sharply divided over Him.” —John 7:43

What are we to do with Jesus? (see Jn 11:47) Some people say He is the Prophet and the Messiah (Jn 7:40, 41). Over a billion people say He is our Savior, the Lord, the Son of God, God Himself. For two thousand years, people have said: “No man ever spoke like that before” (Jn 7:46), and “He told me everything I have ever done” (see Jn 4:29, 39). What are we to do with Jesus? If we accept Him as Lord and God, we must deny our very selves (Lk 9:23) and no longer live for ourselves but for Him (2 Cor 5:15).

Jesus taught: “Blest is the man who finds no stumbling block in Me” (Mt 11:6). Jesus is “a Stone which the builders rejected that became a Cornerstone” (1 Pt 2:7). He is a Sign of contradiction for the rise and fall of many (Lk 2:34). We will either crucify Jesus and hold Him up to contempt (Heb 6:6) or we will be crucified with Him (Gal 2:19). If we choose Jesus and the cross, the lives we live will no longer be our own but Christ living in us (Gal 2:20). What are we to do with Jesus? What will He do with us?

Prayer:  Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All! (see Jn 20:28)

Promise:  “You, O Lord, showed me their doings.” —Jer 11:18

Praise:  Sister Monica gave a Bible Study booklet to a prisoner. He was so touched that he spent the next week studying the Scriptures and wouldn’t even watch the TV.

Reference:  (For a related teaching on Developing A Deep Personal Relationship with Jesus, listen to, download or order CD 52-1 or DVD 52 on our website.)

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