Chapter 10

Are You Taking Care of Your Father’s Business?

Father and Son

Luke 2:49: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me?
wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business
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1. What are the first recorded words of Jesus? (Luke 2:49)
 

2. The people listening probably thought Jesus was referring to Joseph’s trade with these words.  To what Father was Jesus actually referring?
 

3. What were some of the things Jesus was sent to earth to accomplish, as He went about “His Father’s business?
 
 
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4. We have been given many of the same assignments.  As a matter of fact, research consistently shows that people who have made Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior were led to that decision through ...
 

5. What are some of the reasons people give for why they find it difficult to reach out to others to lead them to a saving knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ?
 
 
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6. We are chosen for a purpose – and that purpose is our Father’s business. God commands us and empowers us to be His witnesses. He has told us so in His own Words. 
  a) 1 Peter 2:9 says we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and His own special people.  What is the purpose for these high privileges?
   
  b) In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said all authority has been given to Him.  Because Jesus has this authority, we are therefore commanded by Him to ... (Matt. 28:19)
   

7. Why did John feel it was so important that he share what he had seen and heard during the years he spent with Jesus? (1 John 1:3-4)
 
 
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8. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says we are to be
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9. Generally speaking, an ambassador is a respected official acting as a representative of a nation.  Sent to a foreign land, the ambassador’s role is to reflect the official position of the country that sent him.
  a) In our role as ambassadors, we represent Jesus. What did Jesus say about His kingdom in John 18:36.
   
  b) We are IN this world, but are we OF this world? Explain your answer. (John 17:16)
   
  c) Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we must take the message of our King to ... (Acts 1:8)
   

10. Read Ephesians 6:20.
  a) How did the apostle Paul describe himself?
   
  b) How did Paul say that he ought to speak?
   

11. Some people find it embarrassing to talk about their relationship with the Lord.  How did Paul feel about this? (Romans 1:16)
 

12. When Jesus still was with them, what were the disciples busy doing? (Mark 16:20)
 
  The Lord Himself is a partner with you, working alongside you, just as He was with all of His disciples. 

13. What should we be doing on a daily basis, so that we will know what to say when an opportunity to share the gospel presents itself? (2 Timothy 2:15)
 
  There’s a journey that God wants you to take.  It’s a journey of faith of sharing your faith with others. Remember, you won’t be alone; the Holy Spirit is always with you.

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