WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (49)

FAILED LEADERSHIP, THE SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS, VICTORY ON THE CROSS AND A ROYAL BURIAL FOR THE KING OF KINGS – JOHN 18-19 In these two chapters we see failed leadership in 1) Jesus’ disciples – Peter James and John … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (48)

FROM PRIVATE WORDS OF FAREWELL TO PUBLIC ABUSE AND HUMILIATION JESUS WAS IN COMMAND — JOHN 18:1- 19:15 Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. He had no spiritual or eternal perspective… –“but the worries of this life, the … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (47)

MAN FELL AT SATAN’S TEMPTATION IN A GARDEN BUT JESUS DEFEATED SATAN’S TEMPTATION IN A GARDEN — JOHN 18:1; MATT. 26:36-46; LUKE 22:39-46 Satan tried to stop Jesus from going to the cross in the wilderness temptations, then through Peter, … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?(10) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

–“HUMILITY — UNCEASING DEPENDENCE ON GOD AND ABSOLUTE SUBMISSION TO GOD” Dear Friends, As we continue to look at the life of our Lord we must take a pause and look at the very bedrock of His character and the … Continue reading

THE COMINGS OF CHRIST BRINGS US LOVE, JOY, PEACE AND HOPE

THE COMINGS OF CHRIST BRINGS US LOVE, JOY, PEACE AND HOPE –“What the world needs now is love, sweet love”. No, what the world needs is the unconditional, uncaused, unfailing, everlasting, holy love of God. And it came into the … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (46)

THE HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER OF JESUS – HIS INTIMATE COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER – JOHN 17 Jesus has been sharing His deepest thoughts with His disciples (John 13-17) as he prepared to leave them. They were confused and discouraged as … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?(9) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

Dear Friends, –“The ultimate good in life is to treat things according to their true value.” (Jonathan Edwards) Jesus spoke more about the temporal versus the eternal than any other topic. Why? Because the world, the devil and the flesh … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (45)

MORE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT; GOD, THE DIVINE ALCHEMIST, HE TURNS PAIN AND SORROW INTO JOY- JOHN 15:26-27; 16 As Jesus continues to comfort His disciples and to prepare them for His impending death He talks more about the work … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (44)

LOVING GOD AND ONE ANOTHER, YET HOSTILITY WITH THE "WORLD" – JOHN 15: 9 -25 Abiding is the key to fruit bearing (v.5); obedience (spiritual disciplines) is the key to abiding (v.10); love is the key to obedience (v.10) and … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (43)

GOD WANTS FRUIT, MORE FRUIT, MUCH FRUIT, TO THE GLORY OF HIS NAME – JOHN 15:1-8 "Arise, let us go from here." John 14:31 Some commentators say that at this point Jesus led His disciples out of the upper room … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (42)

"PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU; NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES DO I GIVE TO YOU. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID." JOHN 14:27 In just a few hours Jesus … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (41)

KNOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT AS COUNSELOR, COMFORTER, SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND SPIRIT OF CHRIST – JOHN 14:16-18; 25 As we continue to look at the six promises and assurances Jesus gave the disciples the night of His arrest let’s review … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (40)

CORRECTING OUR WRONG IMAGE OF THE FATHER – JOHN 14:6-11 This week we will take an even closer look at "knowing the Father" for only as we know Him truly and rightly can we respond to Him rightly. Jesus is … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

  WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?     SEE MATTHEW 16:13-15 (8) JESUS – A MAN OF THE BOOK, RELATIONAL NOT RELIGIOUS, AND he SUFFERED GREATLY IN ORDER TO FORGIVE Dear Friends,         As we continue to study the life of our Lord … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (39)

KNOWING AND COMMUNING WITH THE FATHER THROUGH JESUS CHRIST – JOHN 14:6-15 The disciples greatly needed some encouragement and Jesus, Who sympathizes with us in our weaknesses, greatly encouraged them (and us) through six promises and assurances He gave them … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (38)

WORDS OF COMFORT AND ASSURANCE FROM JESUS AS HE PREPARES TO LEAVE HIS DISCIPLES JOHN 13:33-14:1-4   The disciples were confused and discouraged as Jesus had told them many times He was going to leave them (John 7:34; 8:21; 12:8, … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (37)

HE LOVED THEM TO THE END – EVEN JUDAS – MORE ‘LAST WORDS’ AT THE LAST SUPPER – JOHN 13:18-38 V. 18- Though Judas’ betrayal was a fulfillment of prophecy (Psalm 41:9; 55:12; Zech. 11: 112-13; Matt. 27: 9-10) he … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (36)

SECURE ENOUGH TO SERVE – HUMILITY, HOLINESS AND HAPPINESS – JOHN 13: 1-17 We now move into the second major portion of John’s gospel. The first portion was the book of signs, the seven miracles in chapters 1-12. This portion … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (35)

DEATH – GOD’S WAY OF GIVING LIFE – JOHN 12 Vv. 1-8 – A celebration dinner in honor of Jesus for raising Lazarus from the dead is given (probably in the home of Simon the Leper – Matt. 26:6-13; Mark … Continue reading