Jesus on Jesus' Terms (John 5:18-29)

Key Idea: Since Jesus is God, we can actually have a relationship with him and we order our lives around him. I. Since Jesus is God, we can actually have a relationship with him (vv. 18-24) II. Since Jesus is God, we order our lives around him (vv. 25-29)...

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Following Christ (John 1:35-51)

Key Idea: Following Christ means that our new life is fully and ultimately about Christ. I. We have a new object of faith II. We have a new understanding of reality III. We have new change and growth IV. We have a new mission...

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HE>i (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Key idea: A life that is centered on Messiah must be centered on the Messiah, not his followers, and must be centered on the power of God, not the persuasiveness of others. 1. We must be centered on the Messiah, not his followers (vv. 1-2) Stewarding influence means using influence in the service of others Stewarding influence means sacrificing influence in the service of Jesus 2.  We must be centered on the power of God, not the persuasiveness of others (vv. 3-5)...

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The Cruciform Family (1 Corinthians 1:10-17)

Key idea: Divisions happen when the family of God loses sight of their relationship, their Messiah, and their mission. 1. Divisions happen when the family of God loses sight of their relationship (v. 10). 2. Divisions happen when the family of God loses sight of their Messiah (vv. 11-16). 3. Divisions happen when the family of God loses sight of their mission (v. 17) As a cruciform family, we live in unity As a cruciform family, we mend unity As a cruciform family, we display unity As a cruciform family, we long for......

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Christ is Life (1 John 1:1-4)

Key idea of 1 John 1:1-4 – We must life a life focused on Christ. Three reasons to live a life focused on Christ: I. Because in Christ we have revelation As we get to know Christ, we get to know God; as we get to know God we grow in our trust of God. II. Because in Christ we have relationship A. Remember your faith is a relationship with Christ more than it is rules or rituals. B. Realize that growing your faith is about deepening your relationship with Christ. C. Recognize......

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