A Passion for Jesus

Bible Summary. As long as we are close to Jesus, we will have a passion for Jesus. A passion for Jesus only overtakes us when we have an extraordinary encounter with Him. We must continue to purify our heart to stay in relationship with Jesus. A relationship with Jesus is an extremely passionate relationship. A passion for Jesus is a call for action that overcomes you when you encounter Jesus. A passion for Christ comes from knowing in your heart that Jesus defeated death and is alive today forever. See below for more commentary and scriptures concerning having a passion for Jesus.


Peter Preaches

and the men responded,

Acts 2:37, "What Shall We Do?"

Peter Preaching - What Shall We Do?
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A Passion for Jesus Comes From a Purified Heart.

How can you have a passion for Jesus unless this passion consumes you? A passion for Jesus can only occur if your heart is purely devoted to Jesus and God's purposes.

See Scripture Commentary: James 4:8 advises us to purify our heart and quit being double-minded.

Draw Away From Jesus And You Will Lose Your Passion.

As long as Peter was close to Jesus, Peter was full of passion for Jesus. It is when Peter was separated from Jesus that his faith waned concerning Jesus.

See Scripture Commentary: Luke 22:54 tells us of Jesus' arrest and Peter following from afar off.

A Passion for Jesus Comes From a Pierced Heart.

A passion for Jesus only overtakes us when we have an extraordinary encounter with Him. Jesus and His resurrection must be experience to be believed. A passion for Jesus only occurs when He touches our heart and pierces it with His truth, His goodness, His love, and His grace.

See Scripture Commentary: Acts 2:37 gives an example of men's hearts being pricked with the passion of Jesus

Astonishment Is What Creates A Passion for Jesus.

A relationship with Jesus is an extremely passionate relationship. A passion for Jesus is a call for action that overcomes you when you encounter Jesus. This encounter is so life-changing that your only desire is to continue to have more and more encounters with Christ.

See Scripture Commentary: Luke 24:32 tells us how an encounter with Jesus makes your heart burn with passion.

A Passion For Christ Comes When We Believe in His Resurrection.

A passion for Christ comes from knowing in your heart that Jesus defeated death and is alive today forever. The essence of having a passion for Christ is coming into the reality that Jesus (God in the flesh) defeated death on the cross and was resurrected from the dead.

See Scripture Commentary: Mark 16:14 describes the disciple's encounter with the resurrected Jesus.