1) Since Jesus is at the Right Hand of the Father, the Holy Spirit has a special role to convict the world of their sin and need for Jesus. (John 16:5-11) 2) Since Jesus is at the Right Hand of the Father, the Holy Spirit has a special role to illuminate the hearts and minds of believers to the truth of Jesus. (John 16:12-15)
1) Jesus promises that we will have persecution because the world hates Jesus 2) Jesus promises that we will have persecution because the world hates & does not know the Father 3) Jesus promises that in persecution the Holy Spirit will empower us to witness about Jesus
1) Friendship requires love, and love requires sacrifice (15:12-13) 2) The friendship of Jesus is surprisingly familiar & yet strikingly unique (15:14-17)
Three reasons we need to be connected to & stay connected to Jesus: 1) It is the only way we can accomplish anything for God’s glory (15:5, 8) 2) It is the only way we can have assurance of salvation and not judgment (15:2, 6) 3) It is the only way we can know Jesus’s love and joy (15:9-11)
1) You are never alone because you are working alongside of Jesus.(John 14:12-14) 2) You are never alone because the Helper lives IN you.(John 14:15-20) 3) You are never alone because Jesus will reveal Himself to you.(John 14:21-28) 4) You are never alone because Satan has no claim on Jesus—or you.(John 14:29-31)
There were some audio issues with the video recording, but our sermon audio (click “listen”) is very clear. 3 promises from Jesus that are given to us in John 14:1-11— Let the promise of Heaven comfort you (John 14:1-3) Let the promise of Jesus save you (John 14:4-6) Let the promise of Jesus’ authority strengthen you (John 14:7-11)
Dr. Jared August, Professor of New Testament at Northeastern Baptist College and Northshire Baptist Church member, preached this Sunday.
1) The peace we are promised is part of our inheritance from Jesus 2) The peace we are promised is the peace of Jesus Himself 3) The peace we are promised is better than the world’s peace 4) The peace we are promised is the antidote for fear
We see two profound and helpful insights from Jesus washing the disciple’s feet: Are you willing to humble yourself and love others through service like Jesus did? Are you trusting in Jesus for your once-for-all cleansing and for your day-by-day cleansing?
To be Poor in Spirit means: To recognize your helpless condition To cry out to God for mercy