Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jesus the Teacher

John 7:14-18 focuses on the Jesus' teaching ministry at the Feast of Tabernacles.  This message highlights five aspects of Jesus the Teacher: (1) The Teacher's work, (2) The Teacher's education, (3) The Teacher's authority, (4) The Teacher's confirmation, and (5) The Teacher's motivation.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jesus' Brothers

The first section of John chapter 7 describes the process by which Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. This message focuses on Jesus' unbelieving brothers, the advice they gave to Jesus about attending the Feast, Jesus' response to that advice, and the brothers' eventual conversion. We may learn lessons from Jesus' example for dealing with our own unsaved family members.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

To Whom Shall We Go?

Following Jesus' lengthy teaching in John 6, a description is given of three parties who heard His words: (1) Many temporary disciples who were offended and forsook Jesus, (2) A few true disciples, represented by Peter's great declaration of faith, and (3) One hypocritical disciple, Judas Iscariot, who would become Jesus' betrayer.  This message considers what we can learn from each of these.  

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Eating the Flesh and Drinking the Blood

At the end of His teaching in John 6, Jesus declares that unless someone eats His flesh and drinks His blood, the person has no life.  This raises a series of questions which are explored in this message: (1) Why does Jesus use such graphic language?, (2) How were the hearers affected by this language?, (3) How does someone eat His flesh and drink His blood?, and (4) Have you done so?

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Unless the Father Draws

In John 6:44-46, Jesus teaches three major truths about how sinners come to Christ for salvation: (1) People are unable to come to Christ without God's grace, (2) God the Father effectually draws certain people to Christ for salvation, and (3) The Father draws them by an individual teaching or revelation.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jesus Not Discouraged by Unbelieving Crowds

Jesus faced unbelieving audiences throughout His ministry, and this is especially seen in John chapter 6. Jesus confronted the crowd's unbelief and then explained why He was not discouraged, teaching four major salvation truths: (1) There are particular people that God the Father has given to Christ, (2) Every one of these people will eventually come to Christ for salvation, (3) No one who comes to Christ will be rejected by Him, and (4) All who come to Christ will be kept securely until their ultimate glorification.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The True Bread From Heaven

In John chapter 6, Jesus identifies Himself as the "true bread", the "bread of God", the "living bread" and the "bread of life".  He, as the true bread: (1) fulfills the type of the OT manna, (2) was given by God the Father, (3) came from heaven, (4) is provided for the whole world, (5) satisfies permanently, and (6) gives eternal life.  Most importantly, each person must individually feed upon Christ by faith for salvation.

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