Sermons on John (Page 3)

Sermons on John (Page 3)

LIVE sent

In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” Having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” After saying this, He breathed…

LIVE Now

But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb.She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body had been lying. They said to her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “Because they’ve taken away my Lord,” she told them, “and I don’t know where they’ve put Him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she…

Control

What is Truth? John 18: 33-38 You can’t understand truth apart from God GOD or YOU Who is on the throne? Keep the Peace Ignored the Problem John 18:31 Passed on the Responsibility Luke 23:13-15 Tried to Use his Intellect John 18:38-40 Ignored Advice Matthew 27:19 Tried to Manipulate the People John 19:1-4 Crumble Under Pressure John 19:10-16 No sitting on the fence Cleared his Conscience Matthew 27:24

Fear

Fear does not mean you don’t love JESUS Fear does not mean you don’t love PEOPLE John 13:36-38  Peter’s fear… REJECTION…He DESIRED human APPROVAL DEATH…He VALUED his own LIFE ISOLATION…He was FOCUSED on the TEMPORARY John 18:15-18; 25-27 Acts 2:36  A resurrected Jesus gave him CONFIDENCE Other believers gave him ENCOURAGEMENT Obedience gave him FOCUS Prayer gave him FAITH Sharing the Gospel gave him BOLDNESS

Greed

Greed is the UNHEALTHY pursuit of MORE Judas was CHOSEN John 6:64 John 6:70-71 Judas was an EYEWITNESS to the ministry and MIRACLES of Jesus John 12:1-6 Judas was given a LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY Judas RATIONALIZED his SIN John 13:21-29 Judas was good at PLAYING the GAME Judas chose MONEY over Jesus John 18:2-5 Judas was ultimately DESTROYED by his GREED Acts 1:16-18 What are you pursuing? What is your price?

Authentic Influence

This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. John 15:12-15  Love happens in the…

Authentic Joy

Joy is the CONFIDENCE that I possess by knowing and TRUSTING God regardless of the CIRCUMSTANCE. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 Joy is the result of LOVING and OBEYING God. Joy is POSSIBLE because of the COMPLETED work of Jesus on the CROSS. “I assure you: You will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow…

Remaining Authentic

John 15:3-6 Remaining in Jesus is the WAY we FOLLOW Jesus Jesus remaining in ME is an UNCONDITIONAL commitment to those who FOLLOW Him Remaining in Jesus allows us to FULFILL our mission…PRODUCE FRUIT If we are producing fruit our lives will be… John 15:7-10 POWERFUL Is there anything in your life that can only be EXPLAINED by the power of GOD? GOD-CENTERED Does your life POINT people toward God? DIFFERENCE MAKERS Has anyone’s life become more like JESUS because…

Authentic Relationships

Authentic – real, GENUINE; not FAKE John 15:1-2 Fruit is the evidence of authenticity John 14:21-24 God will judge those who are not authentic Matthew 7:21-23 God is not satisfied with fruit you’ve already produced Philippians 1:6 God disciplines authentic believers for a purpose greater than the temporary pain James 1:2-4

Kingdom Prayer

Kingdom – any place where God RULES and REIGNS Glory – the MANIFEST presence of God; God REVEALED to us “Missions exists because worship doesn’t” John Piper I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message. May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me. I have given them the glory…