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    April 15, 2018
    John - That You May Believe Scripture:
    John 14:1-14
    Today, if your heart is troubled and you’re feeling confused, concerned, and overwhelmed, you’re in good company. In John 14, Jesus’ disciples felt the very same way. At the ripe young age of thirty-three, their Lo...

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John - That You May Believe
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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55 mins 27 secs
Today, if your heart is troubled and you’re feeling confused, concerned, and overwhelmed, you’re in good company. In John 14, Jesus’ disciples felt the very same way. At the ripe young age of thirty-three, their Lord was leaving them. The disciples were not expecting this. They were counting on Jesus being around for a very long time. They were anticipating Jesus to set them free from Roman oppression, and they were preparing to rule and reign with Him. Now it finally begins to dawn on them that Jesus is going to die, and their hearts are heavy and deeply troubled. Fortunately, Jesus addresses His disciples’ heart trouble with some heart-to-heart words. He says to them and to us: “Believing leads to seeing.” (Keith Krell)
You Can Change
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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38 mins 18 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Martin Luther summarized our growth in the Christian life this way, "This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.” In this first of four lessons, we look at both the final destination God's process of change and the circumstances we face along the way.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
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55 mins 23 secs
The atmosphere in the large upper room was tense, unhappy, and uncertain. The evening had gone badly from the start. The disciples had gathered with Jesus, looked around for the traditional servant to wash their feet, but seeing none they stretched out on their pallets around the low table. Without saying a word, they waited for someone else to serve, someone else to love. That’s when Jesus stood up and washed their feet. How humiliating; teachers shouldn’t do things like that. But Jesus loved them, and would continue doing so right up until the end. But the end was closer than any of the disciples realized, so Jesus lovingly tried to prepare them for what was about to take place. Betrayal, denial and death on a cross were right around the corner. And Jesus wanted his disciples to understand this cross and the impact it would have on their lives. May we learn these lessons of the cross as we examine John 13:18-38 this morning.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
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56 mins 33 secs
To the unbelieving world, riddled with skepticism, anti-supernaturalism, rationalism, mysticism, and the hopeless despair each produces, the Christian offers the only message of hope. It is found in the resurrection. There is a God, who is both the creator of the universe and its sovereign ruler. Not only does he exist, but he is knowable and has revealed himself in his inspired and incarnate Word. Jesus came and lived a perfect life, he died a substitutionary death, and was raised again on the third day. This Easter, may we turn from the emptiness of idolatry and embrace new life found in the living and loving Savior, Jesus.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
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55 mins 55 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - We live in a world frantically in search of identity. People look for it in strength and achievement, charisma and appearance and a thousand other places, but in Jesus’ kingdom, identity isn’t hard to find. You just have to look at the lowest point--all the way down at humility. In Jesus' kingdom, our identity must be in humility. But, for most of us, finding that humility isn't as easy as it may seem, is it? One pastor said it this way, “Humility is so shy. The minute you start talking about it, it leaves.” In other words, we won't find humility by looking for it in ourselves or by comparing ourselves to others. Where do we find humility? By looking at Jesus, because, that's the only way true humility is found. It only comes to us as a byproduct of beholding, marveling at and believing in Jesus.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
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48 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - From the beginning of the signs that Christ performed, he was displaying his glory (John 2:11). He was revealing the Father through his words and works yet he received no general credence. This reluctance to come to the light was shown by the very people who had been prepared over the centuries for the coming of the light. So, what happened? Did Jesus fail in his mission to the world? In the closing of John 12, the apostle takes time to answer that question. In spite of way Jesus was rejected, John highlights his radiance and presents one final public call for people to be redeemed. 79npx9uq
Living Sacrifice
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
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37 mins 9 secs
Speaker: Josh Macavoy
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
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56 mins 37 secs
John 12:20-36 is unique among the Gospels. The narrative describes a group of Greeks coming to celebrate Passover and they request an audience with Jesus. They want to “see” him. But when the disciples inquire about the potential interview, Christ does not appear to directly address the request. He begins to talk about how his “hour has come.” What does that mean? The hour has come for what? Jesus goes on to describe his death on the cross. Upon closer inspection, the discourse does concern the Greeks. If the Gentiles were ever going to truly “see” Jesus, then he needed to be crucified and glorified. Jesus’ death was necessary before the full-fledged Gentile mission could begin. And so, when Jesus speaks of “the hour” or “the time” he is introducing a major event in the redemptive history of mankind – namely, the cross. May the Lord teach us of his sacrifice, death, and glory this morning as we reflect on his crucifixion.