What Will Jesus Do?

Pete Briscoe

Are you ready to really let go and let Jesus? With our mouths, we readily claim, “Jesus is the answer!” But in our hearts and in our actions, we struggle to embrace in tangible and pragmatic ways the freedom we have in Jesus. Maybe the reason we struggle is because our focus is on trying to imitate Christ—when most of us have no idea what Jesus would do in everyday situations. And even if we do know, we aren’t capable on our own of doing it!

So where does that leave us? In this series from the Gospel of Luke, Pete reminds us of a simple truth: The Christian life is not about imitating Jesus. The Christian life is about the indwelling Jesus. So the question is not, “What would Jesus do?” But, “What will Jesus do?” More pointedly, what will Jesus do in you if you let go and rely on Him completely?

This series has an accompanying devotional book Power for Today.


Messages From This Series:

  1. 4. Overcoming Distractions

    Pete Briscoe

    There are certain things worth dropping everything for. This was true in the life of Jesus, and it’s true in our lives as well. Jesus recognized many things as important, but He also knew what was most important. If Christ is dwelling within us, then His priorities will be our priorities.

    In this message, Pete shares where Jesus placed His focus, and where we should, too.

    Scripture:  Luke 4:38 - 4:44

  2. 6. In Step with the Father

    Pete Briscoe

    When was the last time you stole away to a quiet, secluded place to pray? Chances are it’s been a while. But quiet time is essential for any thriving relationship. Jesus craved alone time with the Father, so He often withdrew from the crowds and disciples to spend time in prayer.

    How will your relationship with God thrive if you answer Jesus’ prompting to steal away with Him?

    Scripture:  Luke 5:12 - 5:16

  3. 7. Life to the Full

    Pete Briscoe

    Are you a messy person? The truth is we are all messy people living in a messy world. Sometimes we attempt to camouflage the clutter of our lives instead of dealing with it.

    Ever wonder what Jesus might think of our messy lives? Thankfully, He sees beyond our junk and isn’t concerned about us transforming into tidy people.

    In this message Pete talks about how Jesus came to to give us Life—life to the full!

    Scripture:  Luke 5:27 - 5:39

  4. 10. Issues of Truth and Grace

    Pete Briscoe

    The topic of homosexuality has caused devastating divisions in the Church. These divisions are evidence of the evil one in our midst, but how is the evil one dividing us?

    In this message, Pete defines the issue as a difference between truth and grace—some of us lean toward truth, others toward grace.

    The Spirit in us is fully grace and truth, so how do we demonstrate both as we approach the topic of homosexuality?

    Scripture:  Luke 6:37 - 6:42

  5. 11. United in Spite of Differences

    Pete Briscoe

    We may say racism is a thing of the past, but, in many ways, it still infects the body of Christ. And just as a diseased body needs treatment until it’s completely healed, we shouldn’t stop treating racism in Christ’s Body.

    Jesus went towards those who were different than Him, and He instructs us to do the same. How are you allowing Christ to love all others through you? And what are you doing to treat the disease in the Body?

    Scripture:  Luke 7:1 - 7:9

  6. 12. Eligible for Redemption

    Pete Briscoe

    We tend to believe the lie that the worse your sin is, the less eligible for redemption you are. Are you struggling to accept Christ’s redemption because of your sin? When we feel beyond God’s redemption, Jesus has good news for us.

    In this message, Pete Briscoe encourages us to remember that our sin actually makes us eligible for redemption. Sin is what makes redemption necessary!

    Scripture:  Luke 7:36 - 7:50

  7. 13. Effective Where You Are

    Pete Briscoe

    Before we knew Jesus, we were living among the dead. But after Jesus gets a hold of us, we are alive, and our life is transformed anew! But what will Jesus do with our new life?

    We may expect an extravagant calling—maybe to an unreached village abroad or to the alleys of an inner city. However, Jesus calls us to a place that may surprise us. What will Jesus do in us as we take Jesus to our most personal mission field?

    Scripture:  Luke 8:26 - 8:39

  8. 14. We Are Perfectly Incapable

    Pete Briscoe

    Has Jesus ever prompted you to do something far beyond your abilities, and you find yourself thinking, “I just can’t do this?” It leaves us feeling inadequate. However, we should never apply the worldly principle of inadequacy to Kingdom promptings!

    Throughout the Gospels, Jesus often asked the disciples to do things they were completely incapable of doing without Him. He wants to do the same in us. Christ is capable of doing in us what we could never do on our own.

    Scripture:  Luke 9:10 - 9:17

  9. 15. Who Receives the Glory?

    Pete Briscoe

    Do we trust that Jesus will provide for our every need? Our attitude is often: We want it, we want it now, and we’d do anything for it. This voice of our culture builds impatience in our hearts. Jesus grew impatient, too, but only when His disciples attempted to do things that could only be done in Him.

    Pete encourages us to break our “working for God” mindset. When we attempt to do things for God, Jesus gets impatient. But when we allow Jesus to work through us, the Father is glorified. Will we live on our own to glorify ourselves, or live in Christ to glorify God?

    Scripture:  Luke 9:37 - 9:43

  10. 16. Ending Favoritism

    Pete Briscoe

    The world says status, wealth, and acceptance are ingredients to the good life. So we aspire to be the best—placing others in the pecking order as we go. But what does Jesus think about this?

    Greatness in God’s Kingdom looks a lot different than greatness in the world. For those who have said “yes” to Jesus, there is only one classified group: God’s children. The indwelling Christ gives us eyes to see others by His standard of greatness.

    Scripture:  Luke 9:46 - 9:56

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