May 7, 2017
Knowing Jesus as Priest
In John 17 we catch a glimpse into the heart of Jesus as He prays for Himself and His disciples on the night of His arrest. This longest recorded prayer of Jesus is often called the High Priestly Prayer because He is serving as a priest before the Father on behalf of His people. As we look at the five main petitions in His prayer, we are encouraged because we also discover what Jesus is most likely praying for us right now as He intercedes for us as our priest.
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  • May 7, 2017Knowing Jesus as Priest
    May 7, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Priest
    In John 17 we catch a glimpse into the heart of Jesus as He prays for Himself and His disciples on the night of His arrest. This longest recorded prayer of Jesus is often called the High Priestly Prayer because He is serving as a priest before the Father on behalf of His people. As we look at the five main petitions in His prayer, we are encouraged because we also discover what Jesus is most likely praying for us right now as He intercedes for us as our priest.
  • Apr 23, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Vine
    Apr 23, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Vine
    In John 15, Jesus continues to prepare His disciples for his coming departure. He challenges them to remain in Him and not fall away. We discover three principles for abiding in Christ, the true vine. These principles involve three important relationships: our relationship to Christ, our relationship with God’s people, and our relationship with the world.
  • Apr 9, 2017Knowing Jesus as Comforter
    Apr 9, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Comforter
    In John 14, Jesus tells His disciples not to let their hearts be troubled. He comforts them by explaining how He provides for them even in their sadness. Like the disciples we often experience sadness and discouragement, and we discover how we can be encouraged. We learn several ways Jesus provides for us as we come to know Him as comforter.
  • Mar 26, 2017Knowing Jesus as Servant
    Mar 26, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as Servant
    Chapter 13 is the beginning of a very important section in John’s Gospel, in which we learn what Jesus taught the disciples on His last night with them prior to His death. First, Jesus washes their feet, and we discover a couple of reasons why He takes on this lowly task. We also learn why we should serve and what we should do when serving is difficult.
  • Mar 19, 2017Knowing Jesus as the King
    Mar 19, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the King
    In John 12 we see Jesus embracing the title of king. We also see several responses to Jesus’ claim to the crown. People respond to Jesus in the same ways today, and these responses include rejection, confusion, and following superficially. We discover what it looks like to follow faithfully and we learn why we should follow the King even when it’s difficult.
  • Mar 12, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Resurrection and the Life
    Mar 12, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Resurrection and the Life
    In John 11, we are reminded of the problem we all face: death. We are also reminded Jesus is able to reverse this curse and bring about life even in death. We discover several reasons why Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Also, we talk about why we can be hopeful even when we experience death.
  • Mar 5, 2017Knowing Jesus as The Good Shepherd
    Mar 5, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as The Good Shepherd
    In John 10 we discover several reasons why Jesus is the good shepherd we should follow. First, He is the only one who has the authority to be our shepherd because of who He is. Second, He has a compassionate heart toward His sheep. His care for us causes us to want to follow Him. Third, He is a good shepherd because He is willing to sacrifice greatly for us. Finally, He provides the security for us that we want and need.
  • Feb 26, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Light
    Feb 26, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Light
    At the beginning of John 9, Jesus encounters a man who is blind from birth. By the end of the chapter, the blind man is able to see both physically and spiritually because he recognizes his blindness and need. The religious leaders, by contrast, don’t recognize their need, and they prove to be blind to the Light of the world. We learn from these two examples how we can experience Jesus as the Light.
  • Feb 19, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Truth
    Feb 19, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Truth
    We live in a strange time when truth is under attack and the nature of truth is up for debate. In John 8, we are reminded that knowing the truth is key for experiencing freedom. The good news is that Jesus is the light who has come to the darkness with the truth so we can be free. In order to be free, we must come to know the truth about ourselves, Jesus, and true faith.
  • Feb 12, 2017Knowing Jesus as the Christ
    Feb 12, 2017
    Knowing Jesus as the Christ
    We learn from John 6 that we need to go to Jesus with the right motivations and stay there. We discover from the text a couple of unhealthy motivations for going to Jesus. Like the crowd, we often follow Jesus merely because of what He can do for us. We also learn healthy motivations for going to Jesus. Jesus doesn't merely give us what we need to be satisfied; He is the bread of life and He satisfies.