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December 15, 2017

Christmas Angels, Part 2 Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:8-14 December 17, 2017

Joseph’s message, Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph was hurting and needed encouragement. The Holy Spirit caused Mary’s pregnancy. The child would be: Jesus, Savior, Messiah.   The shepherds’ message, Luke 2:8-14 The shepherds were unaware of anything special. Calmed their fears and announced the birth of the Savior. The angels told where to find the child.   […]

December 7, 2017

Christmas Angels, Part 1 Luke 1:19, 26 December 10, 2017

What do we know about angels? Spiritual beings who are intelligent and powerful. Limited in knowledge and presence. Free will: Good and bad (demons) but not redeemable. Serve God: worship/praise, messengers, helpers of humans.   Gabriel prepared the way for Jesus’ birth. Met Zechariah to tell about John’s birth (Luke 1:5-25). Appeared in the temple […]

November 18, 2017

The Fifth Sign, Part 2 John 6:15-21 November 19, 2017

Failure to see God at work. Jesus came alongside the disciples on the water. Similar to God passing by Moses, 33:18-23. The disciples did not recognize Jesus. They knew Him well but thought He was a ghost. They did not expect to see Him during their troubles. God is always ready to come alongside His […]

November 2, 2017

The Fifth Sign, Part 1 John 6:15-21 November 5, 2017

Sometimes Jesus protects us from the storm. The crowd wanted to make Jesus king, v. 15. The disciples were vulnerable to this temptation. Jesus protected them by sending them away. Jesus went up the mountain to pray, Matthew 14:23. Prayer is the foundation of faith. Jesus continues to pray for us, Romans 8:34. Sometimes God […]

September 15, 2017

Reflections of the Heart John 5:10-16 Sept. 17, 2017

The Heart of the Jews More concerned about the law than the healing, v. 10. Breaking the Sabbath could be punished by stoning. This incident increased Jewish opposition, v. 16. The Jews refused to believe despite many proofs that Jesus was the Messiah.   The Heart of the Healed Man His healing is a bit […]

September 7, 2017

The Third Sign John 5:1-9 Sept. 10, 2017

Hopeless, vv. 1-4. Jesus returned to Jerusalem for a feast. Many disabled people hoped for healing at the pool. They were trusting in a myth, vv. 3b-4. Human nature wants something to trust in. There is no lasting hope without Jesus.   Pursued, vv. 5-7. Jesus knew all about the disabled man, v. 6. Like […]

September 2, 2017

The Second Sign John 4:43-54 Sept. 3, 2017

Crisis of Faith, vv. 43-50. Jesus continued through Samaria to Galilee. Other than Nazareth He had a good reception. An official had hope that Jesus could heal his son. Cana was probably a day’s journey from Capernaum. He thought Jesus had to go to Capernaum. Jesus tested the father’s faith, vv. 48-50. Jews wanted sensational […]

August 10, 2017

Worship: With Heart and Mind John 4:16-26 Aug. 13, 2017

In Spirit (with the heart) The woman needed to readjust her thinking about worship. Some of the old ways were wrong, some needed change. Jesus was preparing her for a new way to worship. The woman needed to go deeper than outward actions, v. 23. In spirit: deepest parts of human personality/being. How do we […]

July 29, 2017

Worship: Letting Go of What Has Been John 4:16-26 July 30, 2017

Dealing with Self Jesus guided the woman to confront her sinful life. She had relationship issues, vv. 16-18. Five husbands; currently living with a man. Sin was confusing her understanding of God. She needed to see Jesus as more than a teacher, v. 19. Worship cannot be right without confession! Every area of life needs […]

July 1, 2017

He Must Increase John 3:22-30 July 2, 2017

The Rise of Jealousy, vv. 22-26. Jesus and John were working in the same region. The location is unknown. Both focused on repentance and commitment. A dispute about purification rituals arose. Baptism probably prompted the dispute. The dispute highlighted Jesus’ growing ministry. John’s disciples were concerned about losing people. Be careful of placing capable leaders […]

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