6 Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on them, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist.But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of oldhas risen.”
The real Jesus will defy your expectations
If there is an unlimited God, then He must be bigger than the limits of your imagination
A god you can define is a god you can control
They were afraidand amazed, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"
“Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the great Lion.”
“Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."
"Safe?" said Mr Beaver ... ”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn't safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
20 Then He asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” 21 And He strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, 22 “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”
... and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
The real Jesus will challenge the object of your hope
“We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel.”
Then He said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will save it.
The counterintuitive principle of life through death
The real Jesus will call you to a cross so that you can experience resurrection