Sunday, March 29, 2015

Christ's Sheep: Sovereignly Gathered and Divinely Protected

Jesus teaches in John 10 that (1) He has "other sheep" that He will bring into His flock and that (2) All His sheep will be kept eternally secure.  This message explores these two tremendously encouraging truths.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Shepherd and the Door - Part 2

In this second part of our study of Jesus' teaching about how He, the  Good Shepherd, interacts with His sheep, we consider three great truths central to the Gospel: (1) He provides abundant life for the sheep, (2) He lays down His life for the sheep, and (3) He and the sheep have an intimate knowledge of each other.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Shepherd and the Door - Part 1

In John 10 Jesus uses illustrations drawn from sheep farming to teach a series of truths about how He  interacts with His people. This message covers the first four: (1) He is uniquely qualified to shepherd the sheep, (2) He calls His sheep, and they respond, (3) He leads His sheep, and they follow, and (4) He gives the sheep access to the blessings of salvation.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Being a Sheep

In John 10 and in various other Scriptures, Christians are compared to sheep -- more than to any other animal. Unlike in Jesus' day, most American Christians don't have much experience with the unique qualities of sheep. This message considers seven characteristics of sheep that are also true of Christians. They are: (1) Unimpressive, (2) Vulnerable, (3) Timid, (4) Social, (5) Followers, (6) Labor-intensive, and (7) Fruitful.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Tale of Two Witnesses

John chapter 9 describes two types of witnesses, one who was bold and courageous (the man whom Jesus had healed) and another that was afraid to say anything about Jesus (the man's parents).  In this message, we use their contrasting examples to discuss five lessons about the believer's witness for Christ.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Led Into the Light

We examine the gracious process by which the blind man Jesus healed in John 9 was brought step-by-step into a saving relationship with Christ.  We consider seven "steps" in the man's conversion: (1) He speaks of Jesus as a man, (2) He speaks of Jesus as a prophet, (3) He identifies himself as Jesus' disciple, (4) He defends Jesus as a holy man from God, (5) He suffers for Jesus' sake, (6) He professes faith in Jesus as the Son of Man, and (7) He worships Jesus as His Lord.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spiritual Blindness

John chapter 9 centers around the healing of a blind man. In ther aftermath of the miracle, Jesus comments on the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees (who interrogate the healed man). From their example, we identify five characteristics of spiritually blind people.

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