8 Things that Amaze Me About Jesus

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discovers why “huge crowds” were always gathering around Jesus. He attracted people to him like a magnet. Here’s 10 reasons why …

  1. He Cared About People. We need more people like this. Jesus put others needs before his own. He didn’t just feel sorry for people, he actually served others, loved them and guided them into a relationship with his Father. He didn’t look for “deserving” people to care for (there were none) … but “undeserving.” He healed, fed and touched those in need (Mark 10:45). He taught us what real ministry is: Service. There was no class distinction for Jesus. He cared for the fishermen, tax collectors, the adulterer and the 5 time divorcee. He cared about people.
  2. Jesus Was A Man of Action. His life would have been one big action movie. There was nothing boring about his life. He spent his time here not just telling people how to live, but showing (action) people how to live (John 14:9). He calls you and I to the same life of adventure, and anybody who says being a follower of Jesus is boring … doesn’t have a clue what they’re talking about.
  3. Jesus was a Communicator. There seems to be two kinds of teachers in this world … communicators and intellectuals. Communicators take the difficult and make it simple. Intellectuals take the simple and make it difficult. Unfortunately, there are far too many intellectuals trying to communicate the Gospel today. Jesus was simply a communicator. Jesus didn’t preach many “expository” sermons and nor did he quote lots of scripture, however, the overwhelming majority of the time he told stories and painted pictures. He taught with a towel, a bird, a flower, a shepherd, a son, a coin, a flower, a child, a plank and other stories to make his point. He knew how to communicate.
  4. Jesus Had Something To Say. After he preached the sermon on the mount, the people were amazed by his teaching because he taught with authority (Matthew 7:28-29). Like the old E.F. Hutton commercial, when Jesus talked, people listened. Jesus taught on significant things that people needed to know. Things like eternity, death, how to treat one another, how to forgive and how to enter the Kingdom of God. He didn’t spend much time preaching about the Hittites, Perizzites or Jebusites.
  5. Jesus Offended the Religious People & Hung Out With Sinners. The only people who Jesus looked down on were the “religious” people who looked down on others. Jesus didn’t give a rip what the religious people thought of him. Jesus called them snakes, vipers and white washed tombs (Matthew 23:25-36). Instead, Jesus hung out with sinners. The people Jesus reached out to were the “sinners”, the prostitutes, the fishermen, the adulterer, the divorcee and the tax collectors (Luke 19:10, Matthew 9:12). Jesus hung out with the wrong type of people. He hung out with them so much that he was even accused of being a drunkard and a glutton.
  6. Jesus Came as a Common Man. It amazes me that Jesus, the Son of God, came not as a prince born in a fancy clean castle, but instead as a common man born in a barn. He worked, sweated, hurt, became angry, was happy, was sad, was tempted and experienced death. All the same things I experience day to day. He knows what it’s like to be a common person and relates to my struggles (Hebrews 2:18).
  7. Jesus Offered What No One Else Could. Sales people will promise you the sky, but only Jesus can give you peace and salvation (John 14:27, John 14:6). No one can give you what Jesus can.
  8. Jesus … (You Fill in # 8 With One You Like!)

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , Read 1182 articles by
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  2. Angie Cox says:

    #8. Jesus made simple again what the religious leaders had complicated.

  3. Love this. Thanks for reminding us how wonderful Jesus was and is. :)

  4. Chris Clouse says:

    #8 Jesus is more interested in what you can become rather than in what you have been.

  5. Ryan Tate says:

    #8 – Jesus is the Compelling Convincer (2 Cor 5:14-14). We are compelled and convinced, because of his love, to no longer live for ourselves.

  6. Barry Wiseman says:

    #8 (or maybe #1) – Jesus died for my sins. No way can I ever deserve that. Thank You, Jesus!

  7. Debbie Holder says:

    #8 Jesus doesn’t care if you have failed or even how many TIMES you have failed. He forgives you and loves you if you were willing to follow Him. I know I need this!

  8. jasonS says:

    How about… Jesus didn’t rely on formulas. He relied on relationship–speaking what he heard the Father say and doing what He saw the Father do. He modeled a life of humble surrender.

    Thanks Trey.

  9. #8, Jesus is the word that transformed the world and brought peace to all that accepts him.

  10. […] Focus on Jesus Filed under: Uncategorized — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:13 pm Tags: authority of Jesus, Christianity, doctrine, faith, incarnation, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus life, Jesus ministry, Jesus teachings, life of Christ, parables of Jesus, salvation, Savior, Saviour, teachings of Christ I have frequented Texas pastor Trey Morgan’s blog even before I started my own.   This appeared first on his blog last week as Eight Things That Amaze Me About Jesus. […]

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