Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him - Part 2 (John 17:14-17)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ, we must be in the world but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. We must be in the world Verse 15 – “I do not ask you to take them out of the world” Verse 18 – “so I have sent them into the world” But not of the world Verses 14 and 16 – “they are not of the world” For the purpose of witnessing to the world Verse 18 – “so I have......

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Turning on the Light (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Key Idea: Biblical hope is confident anticipation in Christ (confident in Christ’s amazing love, and so anticipating Christ’s amazing work). 1. Confident – Confident in Christ’s amazing love Ephesians 3:18–19 — 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. A. Christ’s love is about eternal life Ephesians 2:4–5 — 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great......

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Hope for our Prayers (John 17:1-11)

Key Idea: We need to pray because we are children. We can pray because God is our Father. 1. We need to pray because we are children Mark 10:15; Matthew 18:3; Luke 10:21 A. We are like children because we are needy B. We are like children because we have a loving Father 2. We can pray because God is our Father A. God is a Father who is powerful B. God is a Father who is loving and faithful Praying as children to our heavenly Father: A. Because God is our Father, there......

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Glory in the Gospel (Part 4) - Belonging

John 17:9-10 Glory in the Gospel (Part 4): Belonging Key Idea: We must fight to believe that we belong to God and are in a loving relationship with him. 5 facets of what it means to belong to God: 1. Love (Verses 2-3: “eternal life”) John 3:16 — 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 1 John 1:2 — 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim......

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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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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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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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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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A Light That Allows Us to See (Luke 9:28-43a)

Key Idea: the light of Christ allows us to see through the darkness of our world Three ways to see in the darkness of the world, through the light of Christ: I. See life in light of the true salvation of Christ II. See life in light of the love of Christ III. See life in light of the victory of Christ A. We trust there is more to the story than we see B. We trust we won’t know the whole story until the end C. We trust in the Author of......

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