09 Jun Doing Your Homework
School is out and the last thing anyone wants to do is homework. But guest speaker, Dan Dickenson, suggests homework is exactly what each of us should be doing.
Both Christians and those who believe the Bible is a book of fairytales should examine the evidence of who Jesus is and what He has asked us to do with our lives.
In the book of Luke, Herod is curious about this man the people are talking about who does miracles and teaches the Scripture unlike anyone has before. Herod loves a good entertainer and is feeling a bit left out. But in Luke 23, Jesus is brought before Herod while on trial. Instead of treating Jesus with respect and honestly seeking the truth about who Jesus is, Herod mocks Him instead. Not unlike the response of many people today.
Herod had the perfect opportunity to know Jesus, but instead, He left Herod’s presence without saying a word. Like Herod, we have more opportunities to know Jesus than ever before. We have the Bible in our language, we have sermon messages on podcasts and video, websites explaining who Jesus was and how to enter into a relationship with Him. Even blog posts like this one share the truth and evidence of Jesus. All we have to do to “do our homework” is open a book or click a button. And yet, will we take the time? Or will we be like Herod and ignore what’s right in front of us because of our unsubstantiated opinions?
Do your homework. Examine the evidence. Who is Jesus? Why does His life matter? What does it mean for you personally? Begin by listening to Dan’s message and then decide for yourself based on the evidence whether or not you should follow Jesus.