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Benedictus: Song of Blessing (Part 2)

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)

Benedictus – Song of Blessing

Luke 1:67-75 Our redemption is worth singing about! Five reminders of our redemption: I. The Prophet of Redemption: the backstory/birth of John the Baptist (5-25, 57-66) II. The Pattern of Redemption: language of the Exodus (a motif for the spiritual redemption of God’s people) (67-68) III. The Power of Redemption: Covenant made with David (Jesus a royal heir to David’s throne) (69-71) IV.…

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…