Knowing Jesus

We have four accounts of the life of Christ that give us a clear picture of Jesus. Each Gospel is written from a different perspective, to a different audience, and with different purposes. John tells us his reason for writing: “that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). In this sermon series we look at a different chapter in John each week and we talk about what we learn about Christ. Our goal is that we might know Jesus more deeply so that we trust him more fully and experience abundant life through him
 
 

Jul 30, 2017
Knowing Jesus and the Spirit
In John 16, Jesus tells His disciples they will die after His departure, but He also encourages them that their sorrow will turn to joy. We discover why it is to our advantage that Jesus leaves and sends the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to ignore the Holy Spirit. Some Christians emphasize the Holy Spirit in a way that is disconnected from the Bible and from the ministry of Jesus. We learn how to think about the Holy Spirit and why we should be encouraged by His ministry among us.
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  • Jul 30, 2017Knowing Jesus and the Spirit
    Jul 30, 2017
    Knowing Jesus and the Spirit
    In John 16, Jesus tells His disciples they will die after His departure, but He also encourages them that their sorrow will turn to joy. We discover why it is to our advantage that Jesus leaves and sends the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to ignore the Holy Spirit. Some Christians emphasize the Holy Spirit in a way that is disconnected from the Bible and from the ministry of Jesus. We learn how to think about the Holy Spirit and why we should be encouraged by His ministry among us.
  • Jun 4, 2017Knowing Jesus as Restorer
    Jun 4, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Restorer

    In John 21, Jesus addresses Peter’s denial and He restores Peter. We learn that we are all in need of restoration and God delights in restoring us to use us. We also learn this restoration is often difficult and even painful. However, we are encouraged because God’s restoration is worth it!

  • May 28, 2017Knowing Jesus as Resurrected
    May 28, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Resurrected
    In John 20, we have four reactions to Jesus’ resurrection: unexpecting, superficial belief, fear, and skepticism. We see these same four reactions to Jesus’ resurrection today. We also discover how these reactions get transformed into strong belief after Jesus appears to His followers. We are encouraged as we learn that we have strong reasons to believe in the resurrection and why this belief changes us.
  • May 21, 2017Knowing Jesus as Crucified
    May 21, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Crucified
    In John 19, we arrive at the heart of the Christian faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus. We are familiar with the details of Jesus’ death, but we want to consider this event without becoming numb to it. We discover that God is in control in John 19 and we talk about why God allows (and even plans) these terrible events to happen to His Son. We are encourage to cherish and cling to the cross of Christ.
  • May 14, 2017Knowing Jesus as Rejected
    May 14, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Rejected
    In John 18, it seems that everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Everyone who could turn against Jesus turns against Him. We also see how He is perfectly in control and He is not shocked by anything. We discover four people who reject Him and how they represent four common types of rejection. We also discover how Jesus responds to the rejection and why this is significant for us.