A Revolution in Thinking
- A meeting at night
- What the Son will do
- Rabbi number 3
- Mother and Son
- Water into Wine
- Temple showdown
How do I ‘receive’ Jesus (1:12)?
- By looking to Him (19-36)
- By pursuing Him (37-38)
- By learning from Him (39)
- By recognising Him
- (38 and 41)
- (45-46 and 49)
- By believing in Him (12-13)
- “In the beginning was the Word…”
- The Word and creation, life and light
- Flesh and Glory
He is Risen!
(1) The things people say
(2) Mary’s despair
(3) The Lord appears
(4) The resurrection of Jesus and true hope
- What happened to Jesus?
- Why did it happen?
- Through the eyes of the Chief Priests
- Through the eyes of Pontius Pilate
- Through the eyes of the Roman soldiers
- Through the eyes of Jesus
- Why does it matter?
- By His death Jesus takes away our sin (John 1:29)
- By His death Jesus ends our condemnation (John 3:14-16)
- By His death Jesus draws to Himself a people from all nations (John 12:32-33)
- What is worship?
- What does worship look like?
- Drawing near to God
- Holding fast to our hope
- Considering each other
What should our outward witness look like?
- We have a God to announce
- We have a kingdom to embody
- We have a World to influence
- We have a people to help and to love
- We will be the method of hearing for those who God has prepared.
- We need to be prayerful
- We need to act in love and good deeds.
Four pictures to consider:-
Jesus builds his church with
a. some uniquely commissioned for teaching and decision making
(Matthew 16: 18-20, Acts 15, Galatians 2: 1-14)
b. a church given considerable responsibility to govern its own affairs.
(Matthew 18: 15-20, 1 Corinthians 5)
c. leaders who care and serve their brothers and sisters
(1 Timothy 3, Acts 14: 23)
d. each member of the body exercising different gifts
(Romans 12: 3-8, 1 Corinthians 12)