Sermons on Jesus

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Red Letter Part 1: Better Together

Red Letter Part 1: Better Together We are going to focus on the final words of Jesus. Jesus’s final focus was not on his public ministry. His focus was on his 12 disciples. Jesus knew his true ministry would live on through 12 men. Let’s begin in John 13. John 13:1-8 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father . . .…

Death To Selfie Part 4: Drawing Our Identity From God

DRAWING OUR IDENTITY FROM GOD Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The Jewish people expected the Messiah to be an earthly king who would free them from the tyranny of the Roman Empire. They knew who they wanted Jesus to be – a military leader. So they welcomed Him as a king with palm branches. Jesus knew who He really was. He drew His identity from God. So Jesus rode a donkey,…

Carols Part 3: Away in a Manger

Carols Part 3: Away in a Manger Away in Manger was published in 1885 in a Lutheran Sunday School curriculum. No one is sure who wrote the lyrics to this song, but one thing is sure–it has touched the hearts of many people. “The little Lord Jesus.” There is something special about the fact that God loves us so much He was willing to humble Himself to our position and come as a baby to save us. God came in…

It Is Written Part 3

It Is Written Part 3 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE Matthew 7:24 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Today, I want to help you understand the Bible. The first thing you need to understand is the Bible is NOT written in chronological order. The books of the Bible are grouped by type. OVERVIEW OF THE OLD TESTAMENT First 5 books – Law books…

Love Like Jesus Part 3

Love Like Jesus Part 3 1 Corinthians 14:1 (AMP) Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]. To love like Jesus, we have to be willing to forgive. To love like Jesus, we have to be willing to serve others. JESUS Washes feet Luke 22:24-27 (MSG) They [the disciples] were bickering over who of them would end up the greatest. But Jesus intervened: “Kings like to throw their weight around and people in authority like to…

Love Like Jesus Part 2

JESUS FORGIVES SINNERS Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV) For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Luke 23:32-34 (NIV) Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with [Jesus] to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on…

Love Like Jesus Part 1

Love Like Jesus Part 1 Romans 5:5 (TLB) . . . God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. The Three Forms of Love: Eros—a selfish love based on physical traits. Philos—a friend love based on shared experiences. Agape—a divine love based on intimacy with God. Everything in life works when you pursue agape love. 1 Corinthians 14:1 (AMP) Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]. What is God’s love John…