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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Sunday, July 6, 2014

What Food Are You Working For?

Jesus challenged His hearers not to work for the perishing food of this world but instead to obtain the eternal food of salvation in Himself.  He also specified that this eternal food is (1) only available as a gift from Christ and (2) must be received by faith in Him. Christians are often spiritually anemic because they invest too much toward worldly concerns and too little toward eternal, heavenly treasures.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Why Are You Seeking Jesus?

In John 6:26, Jesus began His extended discussion with the crowd who followed Him by challenging their reasons for seeking after Him.  This leads to several lessons about seeking Jesus.  (1) Jesus cares about why people seek Him, (2) Many people seek Jesus for selfish and carnal reasons, and (3) True seekers pursue Christ because of His own glorious worthiness.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Difficult Trial and a Glorious Deliverance

This message deals with the Biblical account of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee. The twelve disciples experienced a sudden and serious trial when their boat was overtaken by a sudden windstorm in the midst of the Sea. Jesus came to their aid, however, working several glorious miracles in the process. The message makes many applications from this story to the Christian's experience of facing and overcoming the various trials (storms) of life.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Popularity of Jesus

Jesus' popularity with the Jewish people seemed to reach its zenith during the events surrounding the feeding of the 5000 -- culminating in a plan to make Him king by force. This message considers five aspects of Jesus' popularity: (1) The fact of His popularity, (2) The reason for His popularity, (3) The temptation posed by His popularity, (4) Jesus' response to the temptation, and (5) The ultimate irony of His popularity.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

A Most Miraculous Meal

This message focuses on Jesus feeding the 5000, considering six aspects of the miracle with practical application drawn from each one: (1) Need, (2) Orderliness, (3) Thankfulness, (4) Power, (5) Helpers, and (6) Stewardship. 

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