The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John

The Cup of Communion

John 18:8-11 – Jesus refers to a cup in this section and the cup seems to be an experience that God has ordained and designed for Christ’s participation.  Drinking the cup seems to be Christ accepting the designed experience with all of it’s ramifications and effects.  In this message we explore an application:  Paul says communion is “The cup of…

Cloud by Day, Fire by Night

Numbers 9:15-23 – How easy would it be to live life and have every step directed by the Lord through some sign?  The nation of Israel gives testimony to the fact that such vision would prove to be a mirage.  Israel moved and camped at the direction of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, yet when they spied out he land God was giving them, they became…

Awestruck

John 18:1-9 – As the collision of the cross and Christ nears, Johns paints a picture of a man on a mission who is in complete control of every detail on the mission.  John will make it clear this is not an ambush; this is a charge.  This is not an accident; every detail is planned.  This is not defeat; it is a means to victory.    Come away from this message with a…

Back to the Future

John 17:20-26 – In this passage Christ prays for disciples in the future.  Ultimately this passage has people like you and me in mind.  Somehow this prayer is important to Christ’s plan.  Something is a threat not to happen except Christ prayed that it would happen.  When all is said and done, what is it that Christ prayed would happen?  (Power Point)

Praying for You

John 17:1-19 – In this passage Christ ends his teaching time with the Disciples by praying.  He begins His prayer by praying for Himself.  Then He prays for His disciples.  As His disciples seek to carry out the mission assigned to them by Christ, they will face opposition.  The comforting thing is that Christ is praying for them.  The very things that would seek to…

In Jesus Name We Pray

John 16:23-33 – Much of our prayer life is very focused on our needs.  We need help; the battle around us is fierce; problems are bigger than us.  If that is to be the sole focus, then why do we pray in Jesus name?  Is it for the clout?  Come away from this message with a clearer understanding of why we end each prayer “in Jesus name.”  (Power Point)

The Comforter Has Come

John 16:1-15 – This passage makes clear that even though Christ was leaving them, they would not be alone and would not have to speak on their own.  Christ would still have a voice.  He will send the comforter who will bear witness of Christ, glorify Christ, and reveal to the disciples the words of Christ.  (Power Point)

The Circle of Hate

John 15:18-27 –  How will the world respond after the death and resurrection of Christ? Will the news of the resurrection so overpower that men will start clamoring to follow God?  Will there be a new shock and awe dynamic that causes people to fear God more?  In this conversation with His disciples Christ reveals that a struggle will continue.  Hatred for Christ…