Continuing through our brief study of John 15, we look at what is needed to thrive as a Christian, in response to what Christian thriving looks like.
For a brief interlude between Christmas and our sermon series we take a moment to consider John 15 and the idea of the vine and the vine dresser, and it’s relation to Christian thriving.
*Note: Sadly, our audio recording failed about midway through today’s sermon. Presented is the back-half we were able to record. Apologies for the technical issue.
We finish our study of the book of John, looking at John 21 – the Great Commission, and the overall epilogue of discipleship John concludes with.
What does it look like to disciple? What does it look like to be discipled? We look at the recommissioning of the disciples, and what the implications are for us as believers.
Brad takes us through John 20:30-31 – the Resurrection of Christ, and the encounters of Mary and the Disciples with the risen Jesus.
Though not the last chapter of the gospel of John, John uses chapter 20 as a conclusion and fulfillment of his desire of the book to cause us to believe (“so that you may believe”) – believe in the God-hood of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the Resurrection of Jesus, and the salvation offered by Christ.
John 19:16-37 offers four snapshots of Jesus during his execution on the cross as the condemned king, the shamed provider, the thirsting completer, and the bread and the wine.
Brad takes us through John 18:28-19:16, as we continue looking a the trial of Jesus before His crusifiction. We look at a “clash” of Kingdoms – the width and breadth of God’s Kingdom, its independance from our world, and the coming of he Kingdom in Jesus.
Jesus demonstrates his authority over the clashes between dark and light, religion and redemption during his arrest and trial in John 18:1-27.
This week we go through John 17:1-19, as we continue our study of John.
We look at the prayer of Jesus, and expand on the significance of – the meaning behind – what He prays for. In getting to know the Lord more, this is a phenomenal verse to get a clear view of what Jesus delights in, and what implications that has for us.
After a snow-day off last week, we are starting 2015…by continuing our study of the Gospel of John from 2014.