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Sermons on John

Mission Accomplished

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)

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)

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)