When we are in the valley of sorrow, we must seek the Rock of Refuge. Five habits which will help us seek the Rock of Refuge: Cry for help (1–2) Remember God’s character (3–8) Get real (9–13) Be persistent in prayer (14–20) Praise His name (21–24)
John 12:20-37 Fulfilling our “chief end to glorify God” comes through much tribulation I. Request of the Greeks: No Gain Without Pain Triggered 12:20-22 A. Reaction of Jesus Illustrated 12:23-26 B. Reaction of Jesus Expressed 12:27-28 II. Reassurance of His Father: No Gain Without Pain Supported 12:29-30 III. Results of the Effort: No Gain Without…
Triumphant Humility Since King Jesus triumphs in humility, his disciples must follow his example. John 12:12-26 Two scenes that show the paradoxical nature of Christ’s kingdom 1) The Spontaneous reception of the King (12-19) 2) The true glory of the King (20-26)
The only logical response to seeing Jesus’ glory is wholehearted devotion.
Jesus’ greatest love is not sparing us from suffering but showing us his glory. Four great truths about Jesus: 1) He is sovereign over all circumstances (1–16) 2) He is the Resurrection and the Life (17–27) 3) He is passionate against sin (28–37) 4) He has power over death (38–44)
John 10:22-42 As the true ruler of God’s people, Jesus cares for our every need and fights on our behalf Two windows to view Jesus and the salvation he brings: (1) Jesus’ Messiahship (22-30) (2) Jesus’ Sonship (31-42)
In Christ’s light, the blind see and those who see become blind.
True discipleship is freedom from self-interest and the devil and freedom for God. Jesus addresses three issues to clarify true discipleship: The promise of freedom (31–36) The problem of parentage (37–47) The pinnacle of authority (48–59)
Matthew 27:62-28:20 Three scenes that help us believe and understand the resurrection: 1) Unbelievable disbelief (62-66, 11-15) 2) The creditable incredible (1-10) 3) Perfect imperfections (16-20)
The cross reveals the horror of humanity’s sin and the heart of Christ. Mark 15:21-39 Humanity and Jesus revealed in two horrific scenes: 1) The irony of the cross (21-32) 2) The significance of the cross (33-39)