John 16:4-15 The God Who Leaves Us for Our Good

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Wouldn’t it be better for us if we had lived in the first century and could have walked and talked with Jesus? You may be surprised that Jesus’ answer to this question is, “no”. It is better for us now. How is that possible? Listen in and find out about the advantages we have because Jesus isn’t here in the …

John 15:18-16:4 The God Who Is Hated

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How do we make heads or tails of Christian persecution? What is it and why does it happen? More importantly, what are we to do if it happens to us? Jesus prepared his disciples for this reality before he departed and returned to the Father. Listen in and learn the important lesson of what to do when the world hates …

John 15:12-17 The God Who Calls Us Friends

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What would you do if the God of this universe looked at you and called you his friend? The incredible reality of the Christian life is that he does just that. John 15:12-17 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his …

John 15:1-11 The God Who Gives Us Joy

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Jesus commands us to abide in him so that we will bear much fruit and experience great joy. John 15:1-11 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I …

John 15:1-2 The God Who Is The True Vine

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Jesus made some bold claims throughout his ministry. The claim he makes in these two verses may be one of the boldest of all. He is the true vine, fulfilling all that Israel was to be before God. Therefore, he becomes the very center of God’s plan to bless the world. John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and my …

John 14:15-31 The God Who Shows Great Love

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The love that Jesus shows for us is tremendous and life-giving. The love that he has for another is even greater. John 14:15-31 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees …

John 14:8-14 The God Who Is a Gracious Giver

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Jesus makes us a great promise…he will give us his Spirit. We can’t live without the Spirit’s presence in our lives. And with him, we everything we need as Christians. John 14:8-14 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not …

John 14:4-7 The God Who Is The Only Way

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Are there many ways, or even just a few ways, for us to get to God? Jesus answers that question with no hesitation or lack of clarity. We must listen to the instruction of our Lord as he directs to us to the Father. John 14:4-7 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we …

John 13:18-31 The God Who Was Betrayed

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How do we wrap our heads around serving and worshiping a good God when there is such evil in the world? In this sermon Pastor Eric tries to give us some handles to grip in order grant us stability in the midst of the uncertainties, and evils, of life. John 13:18-31 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I …