Glorify God, Live Together, Make Disciples

Sermons by Luke Gorsett

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…

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)

The Greatest Servant of All

John 13:1–20 Following Christ means receiving his loving service and then exemplifying it  Five aspects of Christ’s love (1) A perfect love (1-3) (2) A humble love (4-5) (3) A contingent love (6-8) (4) A determining love (9-11; 18-19) (5) A reproducing love (12-17; 20)

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)