Sermons from April 2022
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 Resurrection of the Son of God
John 19:38-20:31 Proposition: The resurrection of Jesus demands awe. Belief at the empty tomb (20:1-10) Belief when seeing (20:11-29) Belief from testimony (20:30-31) So what? The resurrection vindicates everything Jesus claimed and taught. The resurrection changes the trajectory of lives. The hope of reunion is founded upon resurrection, of which Christ is the first fruits. Union with Christ and familiarity with His resurrection power enables me to live righteously.
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…
God in the Hands of Angry Sinners
John 18:28-19:16 Proposition: Jesus is the King of Truth The Jews prosecuted Him (John 18:28-32). Pilate examined and distanced himself from Him (John 18:33-19:1). The soldiers humiliated Him (John 19:2-11). The Chief Priests blasphemed Him (John 19:12-16).