“I AM…” – How Jesus Meets Our Deepest Needs 7. The Alpha and Omega Revelation 1: 8; 21: 6; 22: 13 Today we’re going to pick up 1 more metaphor of the Messiah that is found not in the Gospel of John but in the Book of Revelation where Jesus declared 3 times that He is the “Alpha and the Omega.” We have been going through the “I am” statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John in preparation for Easter. We’ve learned that Jesus is the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the
Galatians – A Call To Freedom –
7. The blessing of Abraham
Key Text: Galatians 3:6-14
Galatians 3:6-14New International Version (NIV)
6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[a] 7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[b]9 So those who rely on faith
“I AM…” – How Jesus Meets Our Deepest Needs 6. The Vine John 15: 1 - 5 Last week we drilled down into John 14 where Jesus declared that He is the only way to the Father. The focus was on salvation; today we’re going to look at our sanctification. We learned about coming to faith and now we’re going to be challenged to be fruitful. We’re moving from knowing Christ to growing in Christ. Here’s our big idea today: If we are faithful, God will make us fruitful. When Jesus sa
Galatians – A Call to Freedom 6. Gospel completed
Key Text: 3:1-5
Galatians 3:1-5New International Version (NIV)
Faith or Works of the Law 3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to fi
Galatians – A Call To Freedom 5. Live by faith
Key Text: Gal 2:15-21
Galatians 2:15-21New International Version
15 “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles 16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in[a] Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. 17 “But if, in seeking to be just
“I AM…” – How Jesus Meets Our Deepest Needs 5. The Way John 14: 1 - 6 Here are some common quotes that some Christians hold to: It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. Good people go to heaven. My God wouldn’t send anyone to Hell. Good works will get you to heaven. Whatever works for you is true for you. It’s arrogant to believe there’s only one way to heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except throu
Godward Meditation - Renewing our minds
Key Text: Psalms 119:9-16
I want to read this passage before we get into the topic; listen:
Psalm 119:9-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
ב Beth 9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your sta
No Condemnation Romans 8: 1 “This is the best news you ever heard.” But it is not always easy to believe. “Often we make the mistake of thinking that the gospel is simply what we believe in order to be saved. We hear it, we believe it and we are born again. Though we wouldn’t say it this way, we often act like that gospel has no further relevance to us. It gets us ‘in the door,’ so to speak, but it’s not part of our daily life. It’s easy to believe it for someone else, harder