Sermons by Jared Via

Sermons by Jared Via

Grieving with Hope

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 3 Reasons for hope: Hope in the Resurrection of Christ. Hope of the Return of Christ. Hope of the Reunion of the Saints. Assurances for believers in the midst of grief: We know where they are. We know who they are with. We know we will see them again.

On Mission in the Midst of Affliction

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Being on mission binds you together. Being on mission makes you a target. Being on mission prepares you for Jesus’ coming.  Exhortation to stand firm (1 Thessalonians 3:1-3) Expectation of affliction (1 Thessalonians 3:4-5) Encouragement in their faith (1 Thessalonians 3:6-13)

A Model for our Ministry

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 We desire to be a church that: Glorifies God Supremely Proclaims Jesus Boldly Teaches Biblically Focuses Missionally Gathers Intentionally Multiplies Locally and Globally

Trust, Entrust, and Rest

Exodus 2:1-10 The calling for every mother, parent, grandparent, and every believer. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Entrust your children in the hands of the Lord. Rest in the providence of the Lord.

To Anyone Who Has Ever Blown It

John 21:1-25 To anyone who has ever blown it, remember: Failure isn’t final. God is merciful. He calls us out of darkness, into his marvelous light.

The Centrality of the Cross

John 19:16-37 The Purpose of the Cross: Why did it happen this way? The Power of the Cross: What did Jesus accomplish? Prophecy Fulfilled: John 19:23-24 – Gambling for the garment – Psalm 22:18 John 19:28-29 – Thirst and sour wine. – Psalm 69:19-21 John 19:31-37 – No bones broken, He will be pierced. – Zechariah 12:10; Psalm 34:19-20 The Power of the Cross: What did Jesus accomplish? Tetelestai – “it is finished” – “complete, finished, accomplished, paid in full” Uses of Tetelestai in the ancient world: Art…

The Need for a Helper

John 15:18-16:33 The Work of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit Comforts (John 14:16) The Holy Spirit Convicts (John 16:8) The Holy Spirit Leads and Guides (John 16:13) The Holy Spirit Reveals the truth of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11, John 16:13) The Holy Spirit Dwells with and in believers (1 Corinthians 3:16, John 14:16) The Holy Spirit Empowers us share the gospel (Acts 1:8) The Holy Spirit Gives spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) The Holy Spirit Seals the lives of…

Abide in Christ

John 15:1-17 True followers of Jesus abide in Him. True followers of Jesus bear fruit. The command of Jesus is not to bear fruit. The command is to abide in Him, and the fruit comes as a result. “Abide” from the Greek – meno – to remain, to live, to stay. It expresses: A permanent condition A continual condition Literally: “The one abiding” – represents a person who is permanently and continuously abiding in the Lord. Abiding: Stay in His Word Remain in His love…

Humble Servanthood

John 13:1-38  Big idea: Jesus served humbly, gave sacrificially, and loved unconditionally.  In response, a believer must make these 3 commitments:  As Jesus served, so will I As Jesus gave, so will I As Jesus loved, so will I Philippians 2:3-11 1. Jesus Served Humbly This event is going to serve as both a symbol and an example.A symbol of spiritual cleansing.An example of humble service.  1 John 1:8-9  2. Jesus Gave Sacrificially Luke 22:19 3. Jesus Loved Unconditionally

Tragedy and Glory

John 11:1-46 The Purpose A purpose in the waiting A purpose in the pain A purpose in the miracle TRUST THE SHEPHERD God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. Charles Spurgeon