Sermons on John
This week we look at the 7 “I Am” statements of Jesus. Unlike other religious leaders Jesus wasn’t pointing to where you can find the things we need. He was stating that these things are only found in Him.
David looks at John 10 (The good Shepherd) and John 11 (The raising of Lazarus), focussing especially on the way that Jesus said he did nothing by Himself. He said He only did what He saw His Father doing. Jesus’ relationship with the Father is the example that we should follow – praying, listening, trusting, obeying – just as our Lord Himself did. 1 Cor 11:1 “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ.”
Steve speaks from John 15:1-8. His challenge to us is – “Don’t focus on the fruit; abide in the Vine.” As the branches we need to get our nutrients from the Vine. God’s pruning may be difficult but it is necessary if we are to be fruitful. We need to invest in our relationship with Jesus!
Keith tells us that to reach the lost we have to be where they are. Jesus left heaven and came to earth – we have to go out of the church. God can use whatever ability you offer up to Him.
We look at the challenge to Nathanael to come and see Jesus, the challenge to the disciples of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana and then Jesus’ challenge to us to cloth ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and LOVE. How will we respond?
David reminds us again that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the One and Only Son of God (the Unique One). We look at the ministry of John the Baptist and his humility as he pointed people to Jesus. What about us? Are we humble and available to God as John was?
Peter looks at our relationship with God and how that should benefit our relationships with others.
Starting with John 1:1-14 we look at the glory of Jesus Christ – The Word who became flesh and made His dwelling among us and some of the many prophesies that were fulfilled by Christ.