Listed Below Are 9 Examples Of Where Jesus Exceeded People's Expectations.
Ephesians 5:1-2 says “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Listed Below Are 9 Examples Of What People Expected And Where Jesus Greatly Exceeded Their Expectations:
1. A Man Looked For Healing.
Jesus not only healed the man but also forgave his sins. (See Mark 2:1-12)
2. Jesus' Disciples Were Expecting An Ordinary Day Of Fishing.
The disciples caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break and they also found the Savior. (See Luke 5:1-11)
3. A Widow Was Resigned To Bury Her Dead Son.
Jesus restored her son to life and gave him back to his mother. (See Luke 7:11-17)
4. The Religious Leaders Wanted A Miracle.
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Jesus didn't do a miracle that day but offered them the Creator of miracles. (See Matthew 12:38-45)
5. Jesus' Disciples Thought The Crowd Should Be Sent Home Because There Was No Food.
Jesus used a boy's five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed an estimated 15,000 people (men, women and children) and when they all had enough to eat, they gathered the pieces that were left over and filled twelve large baskets. (See John 6:1-15)
6. A Woman Who Wanted To Be Healed Touched Jesus.
She touched Jesus' cloak and was immediately freed from her suffering. Jesus also helped her see that it was her faith that had healed her. (See Mark 5:25-34)
7. The Crowds Looked For A Political Leader To Set Up A New Kingdom To Overthrow Rome's Control.
Jesus offered them an eternal, spiritual kingdom to overthrow sin's control. (A theme throughout the Gospels)
8. The Disciples Wanted To Eat The Passover Meal With Jesus, Their Master.
Jesus set a powerful example by washing their feet and showing them that He was also a servant, not just their Master. (See John 13:1-20)
9. The Religious Leaders Wanted Jesus Killed And Got Their Wish.
But, after being horribly crucified and spending 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, Jesus rose from the dead. (See John 11:53, 19:30, and 20:1-29)
If you want to be extraordinarily successful, wherever you go and whatever you do, try to imitate Jesus and always exceed people's expectations. When people get to know this about you, success will automatically follow.
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