Sermons on John

Sermons on John

Questions: Why is Jesus the Only Way? Did Jesus Even Exist?

Questions “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) “The origin of the physical constants that is getting closer to a good argument.” “You might convince somebody like me to be a deist, but then suddenly we get Jesus Christ, we get the crucifixion, and we get the resurrection…don’t think that because you’ve convinced somebody of the fine-tuning to be a deist, therefore, he’s got to believe…

Peace Be with You (Believe)

The Closing Argument of Blessing John 20:24-31 Showed Them His Wounds The Great Commission “Be careful then, dear rothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.” Hebrews 3:12 (NLT) “My Lord and my God!” (v. 28a) “My Lord” (kyrios – absolute ownership rights) “my God!” (kyrios – God, the Creator and owner of all things) “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe…

The Empty Tomb

John 20:1-18 The Closing Argument of Blessing; John 16:1 -A New Command; John 13-34-35 -Holy Spirit, Advocate / Spirit of Truth John 14:15, 15:26 -Sadness Will Turn Into Joy; John 16:16-33 -The Prayer of Jesus; John 17   The Empty Tomb; John 20:1-18 The stone had been rolled away from the entrance   The Evidence “Good evidence can change the mind but cannot change a life” John 20:5-8, Proverbs 4:23, Matthew 6:21, Psalms 51:10, Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 10:10 John 20:11-18…

The Prayer of Jesus

The Closing Argument of Blessing; John 16:1 -A New Command; John 13-34-35 -Holy Spirit, Advocate / Spirit of Truth John 14:15, 15:26 -Sadness Will Turn Into Joy; John 16:16-33   The Prayer of Jesus -For Himself; John 17:1-8 –Glorify Your Son (Isaiah 42:8); Given Him authority; Give eternal life; Completing the work; Return to glory shared before creation -For the Glory of God; John 17:1-5, 10, 22 –“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who…

Sadness Will Turn to Joy

Closing Argument of Blessing “I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith.” John 16:1 (NLT) A New Command 34 “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 (NLT) “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which…

The Work of the Holy Spirit; John 16:5-15

The Closing Argument of Blessing; John 16:1 The Work of the Holy Spirit; John 16:5-15 Holy Spirit “When you read the New Testament honestly, you can’t help but get the impression of a big difference from a lot of contemporary Christian’s experience… For them. The Holy Spirit was a fact of experience. For many Christians today, it is a fact of doctrine” Advocate / Spirit of Truth -He will never leave us; John 14:16-The world at large cannot receive Him;…

Jesus, the True Vine: Source of Life & Love

The Closing Argument of Blessing Jesus, the True Vine: Source of Life & LoveJohn 15:1-17, Romans 12:1-2 Remains: NLT 10 times, NIV 11 times, NASB 11 timesAbide: ESV 11 times, KJV 9 times The true vine & branches; Psalms 80:8, Isaiah 5:1-7The Gardner (Our Heavenly Father)Use less Branches; Faithful Branches; Why Pruning? 2 Corinthians 12:1-10Friendship; John 15:9-13, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 1 John 4:7-21 Our relationship with God is reflected in our relationship with others. “God will never allow us to…

David & Jewel Reyes

Decisions have a price. Genesis 19:17 & 26 “don’t look back”Decision of Abraham, He let Lot choose first.Samson was a strong man. But made a decision to play a little bit and shared his secret.He lost his strength. But repented and turned back to God.John 5:1-12 “Do you want to get well?” What prices are you paying for decisions you’ve made in the past?How do those decisions affect you?

Finding the Joy in the Journey; The Christ Hymn

Finding the Joy in the Journey; The Christ HymnPhilippians 2:1-11 5 Christ must have the same attitude that you have. Wrong!!5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.Romans 8:10 Part 1 (vv. 6-8)-In the Beginning…–(External Existence)–John 1:1-5,14–Isaiah 14:12-15–Luke 10:18b–Genesis 3:5—THIS IS THE STRUGGLE! -He Serves–JESUS WASHES FEET–Mark 10:35-45 -He Sacrifices–Philippians 2:7b-8 Are you selfishly clinging to your rights, or are you willing to serve?Do you have the same attitude as Jesus?

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

John 15:1-2; Hebrews 12:3-11 Sin – Because there is sin in the world. There are consequences for our actions. Spiritual Pruning God ‘prunes’ us so that we experience fullness in Him. The final outcome isn’t immediate. When he takes things away – it brings new growth. Consider the bad things in your life… Is it because of sin in your life? If so, talk to Him about it.  Confess your sins. Are you being pruned? He is wanting you to…
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