Be Holy John 17:17-19 Jesus’ will for Christians is that they live holy lives. Three characteristics of Biblical holiness: 1. Holiness is Word-centered (17) 2. Holiness is missional (18) 3. Holiness is accomplished (19)
The things of the world will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
John 17:6-11a Jesus grounds intercession on his finished work and his people’s identity Jesus gives the grounds of his prayer for the disciples summed up in two headings: (1) His finished work a. Revelation (6) b. Proclamation (8) c. Intercession (9) d. Passion (11) (2) His people’s identity a. Possessed by God (6,9,10) b. Obedient to the Word (6) c. Believers of…
John 17:4-5 Sent by the Father, Jesus endured the cross in exchange for the crown Three phases of God’s plan of redemption from eternity past (1) The Work Received by the Son (v 4) (2) The Work Accomplished by the Son (v 4) (3) The Glory Deserved by the Son (v 5)
What is Eternal Life? John 17:1-3 Eternal life is made possible, dispensed by and enjoyed through Jesus Christ Jesus’ prayer gives important details for understanding and experiencing eternal life: (1) A Gift of God through Jesus Christ (vv. 1-2) a. Priceless in its cost b. Particular in its distribution (2) A Relationship with God through Jesus Christ (v. 3) a. An identifiable…
Be at peace amidst the remaining trouble of a Jesus-conquered world.
BI: Following Christ means he takes first priority Outline: Three encounters that teach three entailments of following Jesus: (1) Sacrifice (57-58) (2) Urgency (59-60) (3) Constancy (61-62)
Luke 2:25-35 The long expected Savior of the World came and divided the world Four truths Simeon recognized in the baby Jesus: 1. The Fulfillment of the Promise (29) 2. The Salvation of God (30-31) 3. The Light of the World (32) 4. The Cause of Division (33-35)
Big Idea: Five ironies surrounding the birth of Christ that should cause us to sing glory to God in the highest! I. A prophetic fulfillment by means of a pagan census (2:1-3) II. A Magnanimous birth in a punny little town (2:4-5) III. A pathetic environment surrounding the birth of the king (2:6-7) IV. Peculiar or Unlikely recipients of the announcement are…
Luke 1:76-79 The hope of salvation is the heart of the Incarnation Two prophecies concerning the most significant ministries in all of history (1) The Ministry of John the Baptist (76-78a) a. John’s Title (76a) b. John’s Mission (76b-78a) (2) The Ministry of Jesus Christ (78b-79) a. Jesus’ Title (78b) b. Jesus’ Mission (78b-79)