Summary: What Does Jesus Desire of You? 1. It is quite common to see young people wearing a bracelet, T-shirt, or other article of clothing with the letters "WWJD" a. WWJD stands for "What Would Jesus Do?" b. Many young people like wearing something desig
What Does Jesus Desire of You?
1. It is quite common to see young people wearing a bracelet, T-shirt, or other article of clothing with the letters "WWJD"
a. WWJD stands for "What Would Jesus Do?"
b. Many young people like wearing something designed to remind them to always ask in any situation, "What Would Jesus Do?"
-- It is commendable that people would ask "What Would Jesus Do?"
2. In this lesson, however, I want to ask "What Would Jesus Desire?"
a. What would Jesus desire of you today?
b. Is there something Jesus would want you to do today?
c. Is there something Jesus would want you to be doing everyday?
From His words in The Great Commission, Mat 28:19 KJV Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
I believe there are several things we can note that Jesus would desire of every person. As we consider His words, ask yourself whether Jesus would desire it of you. This is what I believe Jesus would desire of you and me.
I. THAT YOU BECOME HIS DISCIPLE.
A. HE SAID, "MAKE DISCIPLES..."
1. He wanted His apostles to make disciples - Mat 28:19 KJV Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
2. A disciple is a learner, a follower.
3. A disciple is one who desires to become like His teacher
(Luke 6:40 KJV) The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
B. WHY DOES JESUS WANT YOU TO BE HIS DISCIPLE?
1. To learn from Him,
Mat 11:28 KJV Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
a. The expression take my yoke in NT times, meant to become a disciple
b. It means to hitch up with Jesus and let Him lead you in the direction you
2. To offer rest for your souls - Mt 11:28-30
a. He knows that you are under the burden of sin.
1) The burden of the guilt of sin.
2) Both the legal and emotional guilt of sin.
b. Learn from Him how to become free from the burden of sin.
1) For freedom from sin is true freedom,
John 8:31 KJV Then said Jesus to
those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye
my disciples indeed; John 8:32 KJV And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abrahams seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you; Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth ever. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:37 I know that ye are Abrahams seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. (John 8:38 KJV) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
2) Only in Him can we become free from:
a) The legal guilt of sin, having transgressed the Law of God.
b) The emotional guilt of sin having transgressed our own consciences.
Jesus clearly wants you to be His disciple, to learn from Him and to let Him lighten your load; are you His disciple? Jesus also desires...
II. THAT YOU BE BAPTIZED
A. HE SAID, BAPTIZING THEM...
1. He wanted His apostles to baptize people - Mt 28:19, Mk 16:15-16
2. Which His apostles were quick to do/
Acts 2:38 KJV Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached
Christ unto them.
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning
the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized,