May 20, 2018
JOHN-THAT-YOU-MAY-BELIEVE | CHRIST’S INSUFFERABLE EXAMPLE
In the final days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He seems to have concentrated His time and attention upon His closest disciples. In John’s Gospel, we read about an evening meal during which Jesus took on an awkward task. Jesus – the Son of God, the Holy One of Israel, the Messiah of old – dressed Himself as a lowly servant and did a humiliating chore. In washing the feet of His disciples, He was illustrating His posture in all-of-life and calling His disciples to follow His example. In this message, we shall consider the summons Christ gives to His followers and the implications for Christian living.JOHN-THAT-YOU-MAY-BELIEVE | CHRIST’S INSUFFERABLE EXAMPLE
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  • May 20, 2018JOHN-THAT-YOU-MAY-BELIEVE | CHRIST’S INSUFFERABLE EXAMPLE
    May 20, 2018
    JOHN-THAT-YOU-MAY-BELIEVE | CHRIST’S INSUFFERABLE EXAMPLE
    In the final days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He seems to have concentrated His time and attention upon His closest disciples. In John’s Gospel, we read about an evening meal during which Jesus took on an awkward task. Jesus – the Son of God, the Holy One of Israel, the Messiah of old – dressed Himself as a lowly servant and did a humiliating chore. In washing the feet of His disciples, He was illustrating His posture in all-of-life and calling His disciples to follow His example. In this message, we shall consider the summons Christ gives to His followers and the implications for Christian living.JOHN-THAT-YOU-MAY-BELIEVE | CHRIST’S INSUFFERABLE EXAMPLE
  • May 13, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |HEAR & OBEY CHRIST’S WORDS
    May 13, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |HEAR & OBEY CHRIST’S WORDS
    The words of Jesus Christ are indeed the promises and precepts of eternal life. The one who hears and obeys Jesus has no judge, but rather enjoys freedom from condemnation altogether. But the one who does not receive Christ’s words... who does not hear and obey Christ’s words... that one will be judged and condemned by those same words on the last day. In this message, we shall consider the pleading and warning words of Christ at the close of His public ministry in the Gospel of John."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | HEAR & OBEY CHRIST’S WORDS".
  • Apr 29, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |OH LORD, HELP US SEE & BELIEVE
    Apr 29, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |OH LORD, HELP US SEE & BELIEVE
    God has revealed Himself profoundly and compellingly in His word, and this is sometimes overwhelming to us. This is as we should expect. Wouldn’t it be surprising to learn about an infinite, omnipotent, and holy God that never surprised or confounded us? God, by definition, will regularly surprise and confound those who seek to know Him better. In this message, we learn God’s explanation for the reason we encounter unbelief in relation to Christ and the Gospel. With God’s help, we will delve into the mysteries of God’s gracious grace. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | OH LORD, HELP US SEE & BELIEVE".
  • Apr 22, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |SUBJECTS OF A SUFFERING KING
    Apr 22, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |SUBJECTS OF A SUFFERING KING
    There are glorious promises in the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The King of glory offers eternal life, present companionship with Himself, and honor from God the Father. But there is also a disturbing paradox among these pleasant words in Scripture. Christ earned these blessings for His followers at the troubling hour of His crucifixion. Christ beckon His disciples to suffering as they follow Him. Christ’s servants become partakers of everlasting life by hating and losing life in this world. In this message, we shall consider this paradox in the Gospel message to those would be subjects of a suffering king. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | SUBJECTS OF A SUFFERING KING".
  • Apr 15, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION
    Apr 15, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION
    Christianity embraces the emotional experience, and it does so in the healthiest and most productive way. Emotion itself is neither good nor bad; but what motivates our emotions and how we express them can become morally good or bad. The experience and expression of emotion driven by the truth and nearness of Christ is marvelous and to be expected in the life of every believer. In this message, we shall consider the essential and beautiful experience of emotional expression in the Christian life. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION".
  • Apr 8, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH
    Apr 8, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH
    Like the Assyrian king who marveled at his own power (Is. 10:5-11), God used the religious leaders of Jerusalem to bring about His purposes of judgment in the world. Only this time, God’s judgment fell upon His own Son. What a profound display we see in the Gospel of Christ! In this message, we shall look to John 11:45-57 and consider the amazing heart of the Gospel message. In and through Jesus’ suffering, God exhausted His own wrath against sinners and gathered into one the Children of God from all peoples."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH".
  • Apr 1, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION
    Apr 1, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION
    What a profound and magnificent promise Christ has made to all those who love and trust Him! And, what incredible evidence Christ has given in order to demonstrate His trustworthiness to make good on that promise! Christ has power over death – even His own death – and He has promised to grant everlasting life to those who believe Him. Christ has raised dead men back to life, He has been resurrected Himself (never to die again), and Christ will raise all His people to new and everlasting life in the end. In this message, we shall consider Christ’s miraculous power over death in the resurrection of His friend, Lazarus."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION ".
  • Dec 31, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | INTOLERANT JESUS
    Dec 31, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | INTOLERANT JESUS
    While the Bible is full of savory promises and comforting affirmations, it also contains unpalatable and pain-inducing things. In this message, we shall consider Jesus’ warning and entreaty regarding His own promise of life and freedom. His exclusivity is in stark contrast to the ideology of tolerance in our day, but His logic is persuasive and His promise of grace is supremely desirable. May God help us to humbly heed His warning and affectionately follow His lead."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | INTOLERANT JESUS".
  • Nov 26, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS
    Nov 26, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS
    Most people usually do not enjoy talking about or even admitting their weaknesses. “Ask me about what I can do, not what I cannot.” However, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is only good news to those who realize that they are helplessly weak. The beauty of the Gospel is also the offense of it. In this message, we shall observe Jesus healing a man born blind, and we shall consider the intended metaphor for spiritual eyes. May God grant us grace to admit our blindness, and may He give us new eyes to see. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS".
  • Nov 19, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE
    Nov 19, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE
    Many people have a favorite memory of those loved ones who have died. We all like to remember certain things about people we know, and we may even create nicknames based on a single experience with a friend. All of this is good fun, and it is often a helpful way to enjoy our relationships with others. However, Jesus Christ deserves more than a passing memory or thought. He is supremely glorious, mercifully humble, and incomparably holy. Though we may be tempted toward a flat picture of Jesus, we shall observe in this passage that Jesus is much too glorious for such a childish view."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE".