Jesus’ Equality with the Father

Text: John 5:17-18 Jesus’ Testimony about Himself He called God His father (John 5:17) He did the works of God (John 5:19) The Father loved Him (John 5:20) The Father revealed things to Him (John 5:20) He had the same power as the Father (John 5:21) All judgment has been given to Him (John 5:22) […]

Why God’s Commands Are Disregarded

Text: John 2:1-11 Excuses the servants could have given for not obeying Jesus: We Think It Won’t Work – God’s ways are wiser than ours (1 Corinthians 1:25) We Think It Isn’t Necessary – It is not up to us to determine what is or is not necessary (Matthew 28:18) It Is Not What We Are Used […]

The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies

Chief Priests & Pharisees – “this man is performing many signs” (John 11:47-53) Judas – “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood” (Matthew 27:1-5) Pilate – “I find no guilt in Him” (John 19:4-6) The Centurion at the Cross – “innocent/righteous” (Luke 23:46-47), “Son of God” (Matthew 27:54)

Jesus Discussing John

Text: Luke 7:18-28 Proof of Christ (v. 22) Miracles Poor have the gospel preached to them Work of John (v. 25-27) Sacrificed Prophet with a special mission Why Did People Go Out to the Wilderness? Not some ordinary thing (v. 24) Not to see someone “important” (v. 25) Came for the message John’s Place (v. […]

Power of God

Text: Genesis 1 Power in Creation – Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20 Power of His Word – Psalm 33:8-9 Faith in His Power – Ephesians 3:20 Consistent pattern of God’s power demonstrated throughout the Bible: In Creation Account Power to create – Genesis 1:1 Power to control nature – Genesis 1:9,11,20,24 Power to give life – […]

The Conspiracy Against Jesus

Text: John 11:47-53 Jesus’ Miracles were Undeniable – His enemies acknowledged the miracles. Miracles Do Not Guarantee Faith – Some say they’d believe if they could see a miracle. These men with first-hand knowledge didn’t believe. Difficult to Give up Power and Influence – These men were more concerned about losing power than recognizing the […]

Miracles

What is a miracle? – an act of God requiring the suspension of previously established natural laws What was the purpose of miracles? – John 20:30-31; Mark 16:17-20 Who could perform miracles? – Jesus, the apostles, those whom the apostles laid hands on, no one else Are miracles performed today? – No; no longer necessary, […]