Glory in the Gospel (Part 3): Truth

Glory in the Gospel (Part 3): Truth Key Idea: We must live within the reality of the truth of Christ 1. Importance of truth Jesus came as truth, to give truth. 2. Focus of truth John 1:1 — 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:9 — 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:14 — 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory......

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The Gospel of John: Session 4 (Spring 2021)

Session 4 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF   Word: How this truth should be understood What does Jesus mean in verse 6 when he says that he has “manifested [the Father’s] name?” See also John 17:26. Jesus prays in verse 8, “For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.” We see the progression of receiving the Word, knowing the truth,......

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Glory in the Gospel - Part 2: Faithfulness (John 17:2-5)

The greater my faith in the faithfulness of Christ, the more faithful I will live. Key idea: Christ’s glory is revealed in his faithfulness through the Gospel. Practical Application: We must have great faith in Christ, for our good and his glory. I. Our faith “to know” – It is to have fellowship with Jesus, built on faith in the truths of who he is, as revealed in Scripture “the only true God” Two stumbling blocks to faith: A misinformed, meaningless faith People often have trouble having faith in Jesus, because they barely know the......

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The Gospel of John: Session 3 (Spring 2021)

Session 3 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood In verse 3 Jesus prays “that they may know you…” Why is this significant and how does this speak about faith in Christ? See Gen 4:1; Phil 3:10-11. How does Jesus define knowing God? How does Romans 8:32 connect the faithfulness of God and the Gospel? How do you see God’s sovereignty in Christ as you reflect on this passage? List down the references. Worship: How this truth affects your heart What is an......

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Glory in the Gospel (John 17:1)

Glory – The manifestation of God’s holy goodness and greatness. Kevin DeYoung: “The glory of God refers to his splendor, his majesty, his beauty, his weightiness, his gravitas, his wow, his awesomeness, his unbelievable-ness. [Thus] To glorify God means to honor God. When you glorify someone, you celebrate them, you give them honor… [To use street language] to glorify God is to make a big deal of God.” Theme of Jesus’ prayer in John 17: It is a prayer for God’s glory to be made know in the accomplishing, outworking, and expansion of......

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The Gospel of John: Session 2 (Spring 2021)

Session 2 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood Why are the phrases “When Jesus had spoken these words” and “the hour has come” important to understanding the context of this prayer? Jesus begins this prayer with “glory.” Glory is at the heart of this prayer – so it’s important that we understand it. To the best of your ability, define glory. Jesus connects his glory to the crucifixion (cf. John 12:23). How does that add a greater understanding to his phrase, “glorify......

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The Gospel of John: Session 1 (Spring 2021)

Session 1 – Small Group Study Guide Download: Word | Download: PDF Word: How this truth should be understood   According to vv. 7 and 8, what is the foundation of our love for others? What enables us to love? How does that foundation provide hope? How does the manifestation of God’s love through sending his Son in vv. 9 and 10 shape your definition of love? How does his love serve as a guide for our love?  Worship: How this truth affects your heart In the sermon there were three types of......

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A Light That Overcomes the Darkness (John 1:4-5)

Sermon Notes Download Key Idea: Christmas reminds us that because of Christ, the darkness does not win. I. The light of Christ brings victory over the darkness within us II. The light of Christ brings hope for the darkness around us A. The light of Christ confirms and affirms his faithfulness B. The light of Christ tells us the darkness has meaning and purpose C. The light of Christ assures our triumph Revelation 22:5 — 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the......

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