New Testament

1 John 1:1-4 Fullness Of Joy

I. Jesus- The Person Of John’s Message A. The Message Of Jesus- 1That which was from the beginning… 1. That phrase “from the beginning” is used 9 times in 8 verses. 2. 8 times, it speaks of “from the beginning of the ministry of Jesus”. a. 1:1; 2:7; 2:13; 2:14; 2:24;...

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1 John 2:12-14 Growing In Christ

Ray Stedman- The curse of the church has always been immature Christians, Christians who never grow up, Christians who cease their progress soon after beginning the Christian life. It reminds one of that familiar story of the little boy who fell out of bed. When his...

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1 John 2:15-17 Choose Well What You Will Love

I. Love Versus Lust A. We Have A Choice 1. V. 15 “Do not love…”. Literally- “Stop loving the world”. a. We are told to choose to “not love” the world. b. We have a choice & the ability to either love or not love the world. c. A Christian may say, “I can’t help but...

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1 John 2:18-29 But You Have An Anointing

I. Antichrist & Antichrists A. The Last Hour V. 18 1. It is the last hour- definite article “the” not in the Greek. 2. Describes a time period with certain characteristics. a. That time period leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. b. Last hour- As in…the final...

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1 John 2:3-11 The One Who Truly Knows God

I. The Evidence Of Knowing God A. Obedience To God’s Word 1. Concern For And Love Of God’s Truth V. 3 a. Now by this we know- this is a particular evidence of knowing God b. Know- ginosko- to have experiential knowledge. c. Keeping the commandments of God is evidence...

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1 John 2:3-11 The One Who Truly Knows God

I. The Evidence Of Knowing God A. Obedience To God’s Word 1. Concern For And Love Of God’s Truth V. 3 a. Now by this we know- this is a particular evidence of knowing God b. Know- ginosko- to have experiential knowledge. c. Keeping the commandments of God is evidence...

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1 John 3:10-24 Loving Other Christians

I. Two People Groups V. 10 A. Children Of God 1. Children- teknon- “born ones”. Speaks of source, origin, and resemblance. 2. Christians, because of the new birth by the Holy Spirit, have God as their source and origin for life. The “seed” of Jesus is within them....

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1 John 3:8 Luke 11:14-23 Why Jesus Came

Brenda Roberts, a preschool teacher in Stone Mountain, GA was reading the story of Jesus' birth to her preschool class one morning. As she was reading she stopped for a moment to see if they understood. "What do we call the three wise men?" She asked. A bright...

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1 John 4:1-6 Discern The Truth

I. Don’t Believe Everything, But Be Discerning V. 1-3 A. Don’t Believe Every Spirit 1. Do not believe every spirit- Literally, stop believing every spirit. (Visiting teachers) 2. There always have been and will continue to be false prophets, false teachers, false...

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1 John 5:14, 15 Confidence In Prayer

What if you really believed that God heard your prayers and would answer them? 1. Would you worry less, and have a more peaceful and joyful heart? 2. Would you have more faith to pray, & would your prayers be deeper and “bigger”? 3. Would you stop feeling...

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1 John 5:16-21 Confidence With God

I. Two Kinds Of Sin A. Sin Not Leading To Death Vs. 16a, 17 1. A “brother”- John is speaking of Christians in both cases re. life or death 2. We need to pray for Christians who are sinning a. James 5:19, 20 19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and...

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1 John 5:6-13 That You May Know

The early church faced the challenge of the teaching of the Gnostics, who denied the humanity of Jesus. John writes to confirm their faith in the physicality of Christ, & that their faith was sure. There are many today that are more dedicated to asking questions...

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2 John 1 Truth & Love

I. Opening Greeting Vs. 1-3 A. The Author & The Recipient V. 1a 1. The Elder- John speaks of himself 2. The elect lady and her children- Either a Christian woman, or a church. a. New Testament writers often spoke of the church in terms of a bride. b. 2 Corinthians...

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3 John What Is Your Reputation?

I. Gaius: A Prosperous Christian A. Beloved V. 1 1. Beloved- Called beloved four times, vs. 1, 2, 5, 11. Much loved by the church. 2. Wouldn’t it be great if you were called “beloved”, because you were so loved by every Christian that knew you? B. Spiritually Healthy...

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A Good Example From A Bad Man Luke 16:1-13

I. Parable Of The Unjust Steward-Luke 16:1-13 A. Stewards Must Give An Account For Their Actions Vs. 1, 2 1. Stewards were managers over someone else’s property. 2. The steward in this story was unfaithful . He mismanaged his master’s property. 3. Sometimes there were...

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Efesios 2:11-15 Un nuevo hombre

I. Gentiles (los que no son salvos, los que no asisten a la iglesia y los que no son religiosos) Vs. 11, 12 A. Los judíos 1. Dios habló primero a los judíos. a. Abraham- llamado a ser usado por Dios, de una familia de adoradores de ídolos. b. Isaac- hijo de Abraham...

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Efesios 2:14-22 La morada que Dios edifica

I. El logro de la cruz Vs. 14, 15 A. Un nuevo hombre 1. El texto habla de la diferencia cultural y espiritual entre judíos y gentiles. 2. Los versículos 11-13 hablan del contraste entre judíos y gentiles. 3. Añadan el gran odio que los judíos tenían hacia los gentiles...

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Efesios 2:4a “Pero Dios”

I. Solo dos opciones para la vida A. El mundo dice que tenemos muchas opciones 1. Muchas opciones religiosas, todas las cuales conducen a la verdad y a lo “correcto”. a. Un estudio actual dice que hay 19 grandes religiones mundiales que se subdividen en un total de...

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Efesios 3:1-13 Gracia para hablar de Jesús

I. Aspectos negativos a superar A. Prisión V. 1 1. Pablo escribió esta carta desde la celda de una cárcel en Roma. 2. Había sido encarcelado por Roma a instancias del líder judío de Israel. 3. Pablo había recibido la responsabilidad de predicar a Cristo a los...

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Efesios 3:17a Cristo establecido en tu corazón

Martin Lloyd Jones- Martin Lloyd Jones- Estamos aquí cara a cara con las alturas más elevadas de la vida cristiana y por lo que es posible para nosotros como personas cristianas. Por lo tanto, no es una porción fácil de las Escrituras. Pero no hay nada más glorioso....

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Efesios 3:17b-21 Conocer el amor de Dios

I. Nuestro fundamento…a fin de que, arraigados y cimentados en amor,  A. Lo que Pablo no dice 1. Arraigado y cimentado en la asistencia a la iglesia (aunque eso es bueno e importante). 2. Arraigado y cimentado en esforzarse más (aunque el esfuerzo es necesario en una...

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Efesios 4:1-6 Entender la unidad cristiana

El capítulo 4 inicia la segunda sección de Efesios. Sección 1- doctrina. Capítulos 1-3. Sección 2- aplicación. Capítulos 4-6. Importancia de entender la doctrina antes de aplicarla a nuestras vidas. Es incorrecto enfatizar el comportamiento cristiano antes de entender...

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Efesios 4:28 No hurtes; trabaja y da

Ten en cuenta el contexto general de esta carta. Estos pensamientos no son aislados, sino una extensión de lo que Pablo dijo que Dios estaba haciendo en ellos. Véase especialmente Efesios 4:1 y 4:24. I. Robar, Trabajar, Dar V. 28 A. El mandamiento negativo: “No hurtes...

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Efesios 4:30 Contristar al Espíritu Santo

I. El Espíritu Santo A. ¿Quién es el Espíritu Santo? 1. No es una esencia o una fuerza, sino una persona. a. No se puede contristar a una esencia o a una fuerza, solo a una persona. b. Se le mintió al Espíritu Santo en Hechos 5. No se le puede mentir a una esencia....

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Efesios 4:31, 32 Actitudes

I. Actitudes y comportamientos pecaminosos V. 31 A. Amargura- una raíz amarga, que por lo tanto produce un fruto amargo. 1. Hechos 8:23 porque en hiel de amargura y en prisión de maldad veo que estás. 2. Hebreos 12:14, 15 Seguid la paz con todos, y la santidad, sin la...

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Efesios 4:7-16 Crecer y madurar

I. Jesús, el dador de dones y gracia A. Todo cristiano recibe dones/gracia V. 7 1. Jesús da dones a cada miembro del Cuerpo de Cristo, sin excepción. 2. Los dones son dados de acuerdo con la gracia de Dios, no ganados o merecidos, sino dados. 3. Medidos (metron) según...

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Efesios 5, 1-16 Anda en amor, anda en luz

I. Vive como hijo de Dios Vs. 1, 2 A. Hijos amados 1. Incluso cuando corrige a estos cristianos, Pablo les recuerda que son “hijos amados”. 2. Amados- amados, estimados, favoritos, dignos de amor. 3. Cuando Dios corrige, instruye, reprende, disciplina… seguimos siendo...

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Efesios 5:18 La vida llena del Espíritu

Leer también Lucas 15:11-24; Hechos 2:1-15 No os embriaguéis con vino… Cuando un hombre se emborracha con vino, también podríamos decir que está lleno de vino. Wycliffe tradujo este versículo así: no os llenéis de vino… No os embriaguéis con vino… Esto no habla de un...

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Efesios 5:19 Adoración llena del Espíritu

I. Una Vida Adoradora V. 19 A. Lo que no es 1. No es sólo una “vida cantante” de canciones que tienen letras o temas cristianos. 2. No es sólo “disfrutar de la música cristiana”. Incluso los no creyentes pueden hacer eso. 3. No sólo venir a la iglesia y cantar con la...

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Efesios 5:20 Dar gracias

I. Dar gracias V. 20 1. Lo opuesto a una “vida agradecida” es una “vida quejumbrosa”. a. En ninguna parte de las Escrituras se alienta una “actitud desagradecida o quejumbrosa”. 2. La falta de agradecimiento es una característica que define al cristiano no salvo o no...

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Efesios 5:21 Someternos unos a otros

I. Por qué es importante la sumisión mutua A. Cómo es la falta de sumisión mutua 1. F.B.I.- Una mujer es golpeada cada 15 segundos en los EE. UU. Resultado de un hombre egocéntrico. a. El 50% de las mujeres asesinadas en EE. UU. es por violencia doméstica. 2. ABC...

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Efesios 5:22-24 Sumisión guiada por el Espíritu

“La sumisión guiada por el Espíritu trae gloria a Dios y bendiciones a las personas”. 5:22 RV1960 Las casadas estén sujetas a sus propios maridos, como al Señor. 5:22 NTV- Para las esposas, eso significa: sométase cada una a su marido como al Señor. 5:22 NVI- Esposas,...

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Efesios 5:22-24 El liderazgo del marido

I. El designio del liderazgo A. Establecido en la creación 1. El designio de Dios del liderazgo del marido sobre su mujer es anterior al cristianismo. 2. No fue un arreglo cultural o un prejuicio de Pablo, sino que fue establecido en la creación. 3. Debemos tener...

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Ephesians 1:1, 2 Grace And Peace

I. Introduction To Ephesians A. History 1. The City Of Ephesus a. A great city of Asia Minor: A Roman capital. Chief city of the area. b. A center for the worship of the false goddess Diana. The temple of Diana was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and...

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Ephesians 1:13, 14 Saved & Sealed

I. The Gospel V. 13a A. The Message Of Gospel 1. after you heard the word of truth…the gospel of your salvation… a. There is a particular message that is called “the gospel”. b. It is translated “good news” in the Greek language. c. It is called “the gospel of your...

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Ephesians 1:7-12 Blessings From The Son

I. He Has Redeemed Us V. 7a A. What Is Redemption? 1. Redemption- apolutrosis- a releasing effected by payment of ransom 2. Jesus described living under the influence of sin as slavery. (John 8:31-36) a. How do we know that statement is true? b. Try to stop sinning on...

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Ephesians 2:1-3 Dead In Sin

I. About Spiritual Deadness A. What Is Spiritual Deadness? 1. Death is not extinction, or inactivity. 2. Death is separation. a. Physical death is separation of the spirit and soul from the body. b. Spiritual death is the separation of spirit & soul from...

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Ephesians 2:11-15 One New Man

I. Gentiles (The Unsaved, Unchurched, & Irreligious) Vs. 11, 12 A. The Jews 1. God spoke first to the Jews a. Abraham- called to be used by God, from a family of idol worshippers b. Isaac- son of Abraham who fathered Jacob c. Jacob- Nicknamed “Deceiver, Heel...

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Ephesians 2:4a “But God”

I. Only Two Choices For Life A. The World Says We Have Many Choices 1. Many religious choices, all which lead to truth and “rightness”. a. One current study says that there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups,...

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Ephesians 4:17-24 Be Who You Are

I.     The Spiritual Life Of An Unbeliever Vs. 17-19 A.      The Way They Think V. 17 1.      Therefore- refers back to the exhortation which began in 4:1-3. 2.       and testify in the Lord- An appeal made by Jesus through Paul. 3.      that you should no longer walk...

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Ephesians 4:31, 32 Attitudes

I. Sinful Attitudes & Behavior V. 31 A. Bitterness- a bitter root, & so producing a bitter fruit. 1. Acts 8:23 For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.” 2. Hebrews 12:14, 15 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which...

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Ephesians 4:7-16 Growing & Maturing

I. Jesus, The Gift & Grace Giver A. Every Christian Gifted/Graced V. 7 1. Jesus gives gifts to every member of the Body of Christ, without exception. 2. The gifts are given according to God’s grace, not earned or deserved, but given. 3. Measured out (metron)...

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Ephesians 5:18 The Spirit Filled Life

Read also Luke 15:11-24; Acts 2:1-15 and do not be drunk with wine… When a man is drunk with wine, we could also say that he is full of wine. Wycliffe translated this verse as follows: be not filled with wine… Do not be drunk with wine… This does not speak of a man...

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Ephesians 5:19 Spirit Filled Worship

I. A Worshipful Life V. 19 A. What It’s Not 1. Not just a “singing life” of songs that have Christian lyrics or themes. 2. Not just an “enjoying Christian music” life. Even unbelievers can do that. 3. Not just coming to church and singing with the congregation. B....

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Ephesians 5:20 Giving Thanks

I. Giving Thanks V. 20 A. Giving Thanks Is An Attitude 1. The opposite of a “thankful life” is a “complaining life”. a. Nowhere in Scripture is an “unthankful or complaining attitude” encouraged. 2. Unthankfulness is a defining characteristic of the unsaved or the...

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Ephesians 5:21 Submitting To One Another

Ephesians 5:21 “…submitting to one another in the fear of God.” I. Why Mutual Submission Is Important A. What Lack Of Mutual Submission Looks Like 1. F.B.I.- A woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the U.S. Result of a self focused man. a. 50% of women killed in U.S. is...

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Ephesians 5:22-24 Spirit Led Submission

“Spirit led submission brings glory to God and blessings to people”. 5:22 NJKV Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 5:22 NASB- “be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord”. 5:22 ASV- Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord....

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Ephesians 6:4 Biblical Parenting

There are many opinions about how to raise children. ● Don’t force kids to believe what the parents believe. Kids must be free to make their own decisions. ● Be very strict and careful about letting your kids see or hear anything that might be contrary to what is...

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Introduction To Mark

I. Specifics A. Authorship- Written Around 70 A.D. 1. The human author was John Mark, a very young man during Christ’s earthly ministry 2. He accompanied the Apostle Paul on his first missionary journey. a. Mark was unfaithful on that first missionary journey; Paul...

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Introduction To Revelation

I. The Purpose Of The Book Of The Revelation A. It Reveals Jesus 1. Revelation 1:1- “Revelation”-apokalypsis- Uncovering of something hidden; unveiling. 2. The word apocalypse has taken on a meaning of total destruction, and yet technically, the word means an...

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James 1:1-8 A Godly View Of Trials

I. Introduction V. 1 A. James 1. Bondservant-A willing slave, committed for life. Property of another, but by choice. 2.Half-brother of Jesus-Tradition points to James being the half-brother of Jesus. a. Matthew 13:55 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother...

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James 1:19-27 Holiness in Trials

I. Holiness In Trials Vs. 19-21 A. Holiness Of Speech In Trials Vs. 19, 20 1. Important to remember that the context is speaking about enduing trials and hardships. a. Example- Unfair treatment against you. It’s obvious and clear that it’s unfair. b. Example- Someone...

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James 2:1-9 The Sin of Discrimination

I. The Exhortation Vs. 1-5 A. The Faith We Hold V. 1 1. Hold the faith- practice the faith. We decide how we are going to practice our faith. a. Our daily walk of faith is neither mindless nor automatic. b. The Holy Spirit prompts us or restrains us, and the Word of...

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James 2:8-26 The Evidence Of Faith

I. Obedience Is Not A “Pick And Choose” Arrangement A. Partial Obedience Is Not Obedience Vs. 8-11 1. Some Believers were showing preference to rich people and treating the poor badly. 2. It seems that they were defending their actions of showing special treatment to...

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James 3:1-18 Deadly Tongues & Demonic Wisdom

I. Unbridled Speech-The Power To Direct A. Don’t Be Eager To Be Someone’s Teacher V. 1 1. A teacher instructs, warns, exhorts, and comforts others, and enforces a godly standard 2. Since they speak as an authority, they are held to a higher standard. B. The Reason For...

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James 4:1-12 Conflicts: Causes & Cures

I. Conflict Among Christians A. The Causes Of Conflict Vs. 1-3 1. Wars and fights- Speaks of the environment of fighting, and the actual fights. 2. V. 1 Desire for pleasures cause conflict. Consider the fights on Black Friday. a. These are not the desire for...

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James 4:13-5, 20

I. Presumption & Materialism A. What Presumption Looks Like 4:13 1. The implication is that no prayer or seeking of God takes place in this person’s life. 2. The lives of some Christians are all about presumptive desire and carnal planning. 3. Their self-assurance...

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Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Paul referred to Jesus in 1 Corinthians as the 2nd man and the last Adam. 1 Cor 15:45 (NKJV) And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. There have only been two men born alive. All others have been born...

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John 1:19-34 Pointing People To Jesus

I. John The Baptist A. John Called People To Repentance Vs. 19-23 1. V. 19- The priests and Levites came to question John. The priests were Jews chosen to offer sacrifices to God, and the Levites were their assistants. a. John’s father was a priest. (Luke 1) It was...

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John 1:35-51 Encounters With Jesus

I. It’s Not About You Vs. 35-37 1. Behold…- John directed attention to Jesus, urging others to follow Him. (See 3:27-30) 2. Lamb of God- This was a reference to Jesus giving His life for the sins of the world. a. Old Testament Jews would sacrifice animals for their...

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John 10:1-10 Abundant Life

I. True & False Shepherds A. The Sheep Pen 1. One form of sheep pen was a walled enclosure made of stone, with no roof. 2. In town, several flocks might be mixed together in one pen, and the pen was guarded by the doorkeeper. There was a physical door, and only...

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John 10:39-11:44 Seeing The Glory Of God

39Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. 40And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things...

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John 10:39-11:44 Seeing The Glory Of God

I. The Healing Of Lazarus A. The Setting 1. He is south of Jericho, in a wilderness area where John previously baptized 2. Jesus is still heading towards Jerusalem, where He will be killed 3. Jesus is informed that Lazarus, a dear friend, is ill a. This is a family...

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John 11:45-57 People That Reject Jesus

I. Mixed Reaction To Jesus Vs. 45, 46 A. Some Believed On Jesus V. 45 1. Jesus had done the most amazing miracle of His ministry so far. 2. The miracles were used by God to bless people and to demonstrate who Jesus was. 3. Some of these people believed on Jesus. B....

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John 12:1-8 Honoring & Worshipping Jesus

Romans 12:1 NLT And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. I. Simon The Leper A. The...

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John 12:27-33 Genesis 3 Why Jesus Came

V. 27 Jesus had just explained that His mission was similar to a grain of wheat that must be put into the earth and die in order to bring forth fruit. (John 12:23-26) 1. He also said that whoever wants to follow Him must have the same mindset. 2. The realization of...

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John 12:34-50 Facets Of Unbelief

I. Selective Faith Leads To Unbelief A. Believing Only Portions Of God’s Word V. 34 1. V. 34- The people understood what Jesus meant when He said that the Son of Man must be “lifted up”. This spoke of crucifixion. “We don’t know that Messiah”. 2. They had heard and...

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John 12:9-26 Jesus According To Jesus

I. Different Attitudes Towards Jesus A. Those Who Were Curious Vs. 9, 18 1. V. 9-Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. He drew people who were curious. a. Some wanted to see Jesus, the miracle worker. b. Others wanted to see Lazarus, who had been raised from the...

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John 13:1-17 Blessed Are The Servants

I. Jesus’ Mind & Heart Vs. 1-3 A. His Soon Departure 1. V. 1a- Passover Feast: A time of commemoration and expectation. 2. V. 1b- Jesus was fully aware that the time of His death had arrived. The washing of the feet was done with the knowledge that a beating, a...

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John 13:18-30 Loving The Betrayer

V. 18 Jesus has just told them that serving others is the key to makarios- blessedness, happiness. He then speaks of the present exception, who is Judas. Not only is Judas not serving, but he is planning to betray Jesus. Jesus had early on prayed about whom to choose...

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John 14:1 Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

I. Troubled Hearts A. The Disciples 1. Jesus had just announced that He would be betrayed. 2. The disciples legitimately had much to be troubled about. 3. Specifically, they were troubled because Jesus was leaving them. 4. He had just told them that one of them was a...

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John 15:1-8 Abide In The Vine

I. Jesus, The True Vine V. 1 A. The Setting 1. The setting up this point has been the Upper Room, where the betrayal was announced, where Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, and where communion was instituted. 2. Jesus’ last words in chapter 14 were, “Arise, let us go...

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John 15:12-17 Loving Like Jesus Loves

I. Love As Jesus Loved Vs. 12, 13 A. Love Is Commanded V. 12 1. Jesus would soon depart from His disciples. 2. His commands to them have been about loving God and loving each other. John 13:34, 35; 14:15, 21, 24; 15:9, 10. 3. There are Christians who love to study the...

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John 15:18-27 Living With Opposition

I. Opposition Is To Be Expected Vs. 18-20 A. The World’s Opposition Of Jesus 1. Jesus was clearly and violently rejected by the world He entered into. 2. They twisted His words, disapproved of His works, and ultimately killed Him. B. The World’s Opposition Of Jesus’...

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John 15:9-11 Living In God’s Love

I. What Keeps Us From Abiding In Jesus’ Love? 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride...

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John 16:1-11 The Divine Witness

I. Future Opposition A. Jesus Explains Future Opposition Vs. 2, 3 1. In John 15:18-27, Jesus had been explaining to them about future opposition. a. In verses 26 & 27, He assured them that the Holy Spirit would aid them in the face of opposition, and that they...

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John 16:12-15 The Teacher Within

I. The Holy Spirit Guides The Christian Into Truth Vs. 12, 13 A. The Situation 1. The disciples had spent three years with Jesus being instructed by Him. 2. They learned about the kingdom of God by hearing His voice and watching His actions. 3. Now he was departing...

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John 16:16-22 When Sorrow Turns To Joy

I. Confusion A. A Change From What Is Normal V. 16 1. The disciples had spent 3.5 amazing years with Jesus, but everything was about to change a. V. 16- Jesus described to them what was about to happen, but they had no point of reference to help them understand....

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John 16:23-33 Joy & Good Cheer

I. A Shift In Prayer Vs. 23, 24 A. Praying To The Father V. 23 1. V. 23- “In that day you will ask Me nothing”- After Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, the Holy Spirit would be sent into the souls of Believers to lead them into truth a. Previously, the...

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John 17:1-5 Living To Glorify God

I. Glorify Your Son A. Jesus Prayed For Glory V. 1a 1. V. 1 We often bow our heads and close our eyes to pray. Jesus’ posture was different. a. There is no prescribed prayer posture in the Bible. b. Truth and sincerity is what matters most in prayer. c. Jesus...

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John 17:20-26 Jesus Prays For Us

I. Jesus Looked Forward To The Future Church V. 20 A. Jesus Expected The Gospel Message To Continue 1. Jesus looked forward to the Church that would soon be born. 2. He prayed for the yet future Church, which includes us here today. 3. He believed the Disciples would...

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John 17:6-19 Jesus Prays For His Disciples

I. Jesus & His Disciples Vs. 6-8 A. Jesus’ Ministry To The Disciples 1. V. 6- I have manifested your name- manifest- To make apparent, visible, conspicuous a. William Barclay — It does not mean simply the name by which a person is called; it means the whole...

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John 18:1-40 The Path To The Cross

I. Jesus Was No Victim Vs. 1-11 The setting: Jesus has just finished His private time with His disciples. (Chapters 13-17) He finished their time in the Upper Room where Jesus initiated the Lord’s Supper. He has completed His walk through the Temple Courts where He...

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John 19:1-42

V. 1 In John 18:38, Pilate had said that he found no fault with Jesus. Pilate was in a difficult political position. He needed to keep peace in the city, and that meant he needed to satisfy these blood thirsty Jewish leaders. He also knew that Jesus was innocent, and...

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John 2:1-11 The Joyful Miracle

The Purpose Of Gospel Of John John 20:30, 31 30And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may...

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John 20:1-31 The Resurrection Of Jesus

1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. V. 1- First day of the week- For the Jews, it was Sunday. Mary Magdalene- Jesus had previously cast seven demons out of her. (Luke 8:2; Mark 16:9) Her spiritual dark past...

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John 21 You Follow Jesus

I. Jesus Reveals Himself Vs. 1-14 A. Meeting Jesus In The Normalcy Of Life Vs. 1-4 1. V. 1- Jesus had told the disciples that He would meet them in Galilee (Tiberius) a. In obedience they returned to their home area around the Sea of Galilee. b. Matthew 28:10, 16 Then...

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John 3:1-21 Seeking And Finding Eternal Life

I. Nicodemus- Profile Of A Sincere Seeker A. Sincere Spiritual Seeker Vs. 1, 2 1. V. 1- He was a ruler of the Jews. a. There were many rulers of the Jews that were more into religiosity than true spiritual seeking, but Nicodemus was an exception. b. He was a teacher,...

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John 3:1-21 Seeking And Finding Eternal Life

I. Nicodemus- Profile Of A Sincere Seeker A. Sincere Spiritual Seeker Vs. 1, 2 1. V. 1- He was a ruler of the Jews. a. There were many rulers of the Jews that were more into religiosity than true spiritual seeking, but Nicodemus was an exception. b. He was a teacher,...

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John 4:1-26 Jesus, The Lover Of Souls

Vs. 1-3 Jesus was now gathering a following. The religious rulers had challenged John previously and Jesus recently. Jesus leaves the southern region of Israel seemingly to avoid premature conflict with the religious rulers in Jerusalem. He had much ministry to do in...

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John 4:1-42 The Giver and the Gift

Jesus has been in Jerusalem. Celebrating the Passover Feast. Many miracles done in Jerusalem. Cleansing of the Temple. Private interview with Nicodemus, a Pharisee. The masses recognized Jesus; the religious leaders were jealous and offended. Jesus leaves southern...

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John 4:27-42 The Passion Of Jesus

I. The Woman Vs. 28, 29 A. A Religious Outcast 1. Samaritans were hated by religious Jews. John 4:9 2. Jews didn’t like non-Jews, they looked down on women, never spoke to them in public 3. When a Pharisee walked down the street, he would pull his robes close to his...

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John 5:1-9, 14 Do You Want To Be Made Well?

I. The Historical Setting Vs. 1-4 A. Unusual Healings In The Bible 1. The purified pot of stew (2 Kings 4:38-41) 2. The healing of Naaman by washing in the Jordan River (2 Kings 5:10-14) 3. The healing of the man who touched the bones of Elisha (2 Kings 13:20-21) 4....

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John 5:10-47 Religion That Rejects Jesus

I. Unbiblical Religion Versus Jesus Vs. 10-18 A. U.R. More Concerned With Rules Than With People Vs. 10-13 1. V. 10- The Jewish religious leaders misinterpreted the 4th commandment. Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and...

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John 6:15-21 The Savior In The Storm

I. The Setting Vs. 15-17 A. The Eager Crowd V. 15 1. Before John 6:1-14, Jesus had originally planned to have a time of rest with His disciples, away from the crowds, but the crowds found Him, and so he ministered to them. 2. take Him by force- to seize violently. 3....

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John 6:22-40 Jesus: Bread Man Or Savior?

I. Seeking Jesus Vs. 22-27 A. For The Wrong Reasons Vs. 22-26 1. The multitudes had been miraculously fed by Jesus. That was a good thing a. They had a very real temporal need, and Jesus met that need. b. They had initially come to Jesus because of His ability to...

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John 7:1-17 You Can Be Sure About Jesus

7:1 The people spoken of here were the religious rulers of Israel. Early in His public ministry, Jesus had driven out the money changers and the sellers from the Temple Mount area. He had also healed a man on the Sabbath day, which the religious rulers considered...

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John 7:18-53 If Any Man Thirsts

Describe the Feast Of Tabernacles Contentions With The Religious Rulers 18He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. If we are the origin of our message, then it is...

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John 8:12-30 The Light That You Need

Vs. 12   Jesus made some tremendous statements about Himself. John 4:13, 14 “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of...

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John 8:31-36 The Truth Will Set You Free

I. The Offer Of Freedom Vs. 31, 32 A. The Path To Freedom V. 31 1. Believed- to think to be true, intellectual faith. 2. to those Jews who believed Him- These people agreed intellectually. a. Though they agreed intellectually, they were not committed to Jesus. b....

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John 8:37-59 If God Were Your Father

V. 37 Though they were physically related to Abraham, they were not spiritual related to him. They took pride in their spiritual ancestry, but were themselves strangers to God. As a result, the words of Jesus infuriated them.  They didn’t deny that they wanted to kill...

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John 9:1-7 Urgent And Spontaneous Mercy

9:1, 2 The Jews believed that there was a correlation between sin and physical infirmity. They even believed that a baby could sin in the womb, or that the parents’ sins could cause an infirmity in a child born to them. Job’s friends thought that his afflictions were...

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Luke 1:1-4 Which Gospel Do You Believe?

Galatians 1:6-12; Luke 19:28-44 Read National Geographic article on the Gospel of Judas I. The Sources Of The Gospel Luke was a physician- Col. 4:14 Luke was an inquisitive, detail oriented, intelligent man. Luke’s narrative was just that: a report about factual...

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Luke 1:5-38 When God Brings Salvation

5There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea,… Herod the Great, 6 years before Jesus. An Idumean by birth, who confessed to be a convert to Judaism, but only in so far as it prospered him politically. Herod was a descendant of Esau. Genesis 27: 39Then Isaac his...

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Luke 14:1-24

This was a formal occasion. People were there by invitation only. Verse 7 tells us that this was the case. 1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. 2 And behold,...

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Luke 16:1-15

1 He also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. Steward- a manger, especially of money or property. The steward was cheating his master. He was in charge of...

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Luke 17:11-17 Deliberate Thanks Giving

I. The Need Of The Lepers A. Their Physical Condition 1. Their bodies a. The Jews considered several forms of skin diseases “leprosy” b. Hansen’s disease attacks the nervous system, & the victim loses sensation c. They can cut/burn themselves and never know it....

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