Glorify God, Live Together, Make Disciples

Sermons

Just as I Have Loved You

John 15:12-17 Jesus’ love must shape and motivate our love for one another. Two crucial components to keeping Jesus’ commandment: (1) The shape of our love (12-13,17) a. The command to love (12a,17) b. The parameters of love (12b) c. The extent of love (13) (2) The motivation for our love (14-16) a. Jesus’ friendship (14-15) b. Jesus’ choosing (16)

Apart from Me You Can Do Nothing

John 15:1-11 True disciples have a permanent, fruit-producing, God-glorifying union with Jesus. Jesus teaches five aspects of our unique relationship with him 1. The metaphor of our union with Jesus (1-3) 2. The duty of our union with Jesus (4, 9) 3. The proof of our union with Jesus (5, 9-10) 4. The privilege of our union with Jesus (7) 5. The…

Praemonitus praemunitus: Forewarned is Forearmed

John 16:1-15 Be prepared and empowered to take on the world! Two ways the Lord encourages his disciples to minister to a hostile world  Preparation for the Coming Persecution 16:1-6 – forewarned  Provision of the Coming Paraklete  – forearmed  16:7-15   Through his Disciples the Holy Spirit will Convey the Written Word of Truth 16:12-15  Through his Disciples the Holy Spirit will Convict…

Define the Relationship

John 15:18-16:4 When the world is hostile toward our faith, we must be sure to define our relationship with Jesus. Three relationships every Christian must define: 1. Your relationship with the world. (18-20) 2. The world’s relationship with Jesus. (21-25) 3. Your relationship with the Helper. (26-27) 4. Application (16:1-4)

Mephibosheth – An Illustration of God’s Redemptive Grace

2 Samuel 9:1-13 Every Believer should be amazed by undeserved mercy! I. Mephibosheth Remembered on the Basis of an Old Covenant 1:1 II. “Effectual calling” Mephibosheth was rescued from his desperate plight producing humility and repentance 1:5 III. Extraordinary Care as an Adopted Son 1:3; 7; 9-13 IV. Four final Observations: Privileges of grace ought not to be taken lightly: Mephibosheth feasted continually 13…

Communion with the Triune God

John 14:15-31 Nothing can calm the heart like an experiential knowledge of the triune God. Five sources of power and comfort (1) The Presence of the Spirit (16-17) (2) The Presence of the Son (18-20) (3) The Presence of the Father (21-24) (4) The Presence of the Truth (25-26) (5) The Presence of Peace (27) (6) Conclusion: Jesus’ “departure” from his perspective…

Theology Is for Life

John 14:1-14 Jesus’ person and promises prepare us for life in a broken world Four ways Jesus uses theology to prepare his disciples (1) Jesus’ eschatology comforts (1-3) (2) Jesus’ Christology clarifies (4-6) (3) Jesus’ theology proper reinforces (7-11) (4) Jesus’ ecclesiology encourages (12-14)