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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…

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…