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Sermons on John

No Gain Without Pain  

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 Pain Vindicated 12:31-34 A. Judgment on the…

Triumphant Humility

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 Resurrection and the Life

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)

True Discipleship to “I Am”

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)

Living Water

As the source of living water, Jesus invites everyone who thirsts to come and drink. Four reasonable actions in light of Jesus’ teaching: Revere his authority (14–24) Receive his identity (25–36) Respond to his invitation (37–39) Recognize his opposition (40–52)

The Nature of Unbelief

John 7:1-13  As opposition rises, Jesus diagnoses the true nature of unbelief. Three manifestations of unbelief and the faithfulness of Christ     The Religious Authorities – open hostility (1-2)     Jesus’ Brothers – double-tongued (3-5)     The Crowd – reluctance (10-13)     Christ the Faithful (6-10)