Sunday, September 16, 2018 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. The wording of Psalm 71 clearly indicate its purpose to encourage the aging against challenges.
Sunday, September 09, 2018 •
Many scholars consider chapter 21 an epilogue or appendix to John's Gospel, but there is no external evidence that John's Gospel ever circulated without it. This chapter balances the prologue by describing a third post-resurrection appearance that demonstrates ongoing relationship with our resurrected Lord.
Sunday, September 02, 2018 •
Belief is the major theme of John's Gospel with the word believe (or its variants) appearing 98 times! While we were not present to hear Jesus' teaching or see His miracles including His resurrection, the testimony of eyewitnesses confirm the trustworthiness of belief (trust) in Him as the Messiah Savior.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 •
After His betrayal, arrest, and trials before religious and political authorities, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross at Calvary. What was foremost on His mind even as He suffered? John shares Jesus' priorities.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 •
After consummating His "upper-room" teaching with prayer (13:1-17:26), Jesus began His final ascent to the cross by being tried before the Kingdoms of the world.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 •
After Jesus prayed selflessly for Himself (17:1-5), and the disciples present with Him (17:6-19), He then prayed for all those who would believe their witness; US! For what did Jesus pray?
Sunday, August 05, 2018 •
After Jesus prayed selflessly for Himself (17:1-5), He prayed for those who would continue his work after His ascension. Today's Christians should be eternally thankful that the Father answered the Son's prayer!
Sunday, July 29, 2018 •
In what many have referred to as His High Priestly prayer, Jesus began by praying for Himself. But His prayer is anything but selfish and the teaches His followers how to pray when facing difficult situations.
Sunday, July 22, 2018 •
Jesus had provided perfect guidance to His disciples while on earth. Now, He was leaving. Where would they now get their guidance?
Sunday, July 15, 2018 •
In this section of His "farewell address," Jesus discussed further the Holy Spirit's promised aid in the disciples' commission to bear witness.
Sunday, July 08, 2018 •
In this section of His farewell address, Jesus discussed the Believers' relationships in His impending physical absence. First, He discussed Believers' relationship with Him (15:1-11). Next, He discussed Believers' relationship with other Believers (15:12-17). Today we will study the Believer's relationship with the World.
Thursday, July 05, 2018 •
Having revealed provisions that bring peace in His impending absence (14:1-31), Jesus next discussed the Believers' relationships. Last week, we studied our relationship with Jesus in absentia (15:1-11). Today we will study the Believer's relationship with other Believers.