"Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory." I Peter 1:8
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4 Main Lessons You Can Learn from Christ at Your Age
1. Christ learned through His own experiences
Hebrews 5:8-9 (KJV)
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
When Christ came to the earth, “He had all power, all knowledge, and held the keys from His Father for the salvation of all mankind.
However, Christ “had to learn some things in human body that He apparently could not have known otherwise.”
Like Christ, every young adult learns from experience by making small, righteous choices every day. “You may not even recognize the significance of little day-to-day choices that you make today until later in life, as you see the unfolding of the consequences of your choices today. When I obeyed the gospel of Christ I was still a teenage, but due to the fact that I studied the Bible daily and had great Christian examples around me it helped me to be where I am today in Christ.
What are you learning today that will help you later?
It is said that in economics you will be like the closest people around you in the next 5 years. What would this mean for you spiritually?
2.Christ increased (grew) through difficult trials
I Peter 2:21 (KJV)
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
As we reflect on what Christ’s growing-up years must have been like, “His [life] was not a test of faith, but a test of constant perfection, with complete knowledge and power, within an imperfect world. Waxing strong must have included for Him, as it does for us, perfecting those very attributes that He exemplified.”Personal growth comes when one follows the path the Lord has laid before him or her, and then each obstacle in that path is overcome.
What key lessons have you learned so far from being a Christian or attending these Bible classes?
3.Christ waited upon the Lord for the time of His ministry to come
Luke 2:43-49 (KJV)
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
During His young adult years, Christ waited for the time when He would be called to begin His ministry and complete the work He was sent to do.“
Did His ‘waiting’ mean inaction or just playing the equivalent of video games while waiting for circumstances to come together to make it easy to begin His ministry?”
The scriptures paint a different picture of Christ waiting for the time of His ministry. When He was 12 years old, He told His mother, after three days of teaching elders in the temple, “[I] must be about my Father’s business.” Then He waited another 18 years to begin His ministry.
What do you think Christ meant when he said that He must be about His Father's business? What would that mean for you?
At 30 Jesus was able to disciple 12 mean to turn the world upside down, what have you been preparing to do to turn the world upside down?
4.Christ and His commitment to please the Father.
Luke 9:57-62 (KJV)
57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
At the beginning of His ministry, Christ was baptized and the Holy Ghost descended upon Him. When each of us are baptized after hearing and obeying the doctrine (teachings of Christ) we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. God can only bless us with salvation and eternal life later, after we have obeyed His Word and made a commitment to be faithful.
Are you a Christian? Based on what? Was it based on what "religion or some church" taught you or based on what you read for yourself in Scripture?
Christian did you get baptized and then dipped away from your commitment to God and His church? Are you looking back?
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