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“The Resurrection is Our Life” John 14:18-21

Sometimes the key to seeing something clearly is to be sure we are looking at from the right direction. We see everything in Scripture from hindsight which we like to believe is 20/20. We know what happened next in the story. We tend to not feel the weight of the cross because we know about...

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“Obedience and the Holy Spirit” John 14:15-17

In our verses today we see the convergence of God’s character and our obedience. Jesus calls us to something we need to better understand and then He promises us something that I am not sure we fully believe. We know it, but do we believe it? He says “If you love me you will keep...

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“In My Name” John 14:12-14

This Sunday we had the great joy and privilege of joining with our friends at Grace Alliance Chapel for a combined Sunday worship service. We follow Jesus together. When God said it was not good for man to be alone, He was not just talking about Adam or marriage, but rather all of mankind. We...

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“Which Works?” John 14:8-14

There is nothing more important than belief. What we believe, we live, and how we live reveals what we believe. Belief must encompass our minds, our hearts, and lives- everything or else it doesn’t change us. And if our beliefs don’t change us then they are not actually beliefs. It is more than knowledge. It...

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“The Way to What?” John 14:1-14

Last week we spoke about how God uses our trouble to increase our faith. In our text, Jesus is still at the table with the disciples and He had just told Peter that he would deny Him. When Jesus said “Let your heart not be troubled” it was not about what the disciples were going...

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“Troubled to Believe” John 14:1-11

The reality is that when trouble comes, questions arise within us. What did we do wrong? Can we change it? Is God even present? In our text Jesus is preparing the apostles for His death and what we see is that the apostles’ greatest trouble, was God’s desire. If trouble is a given, and God...

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“Lay Down” John 13:36-38

We need to keep listening. Sometimes we tend to just focus on one part of what has been said because of how it makes us feel or because of our lack of understanding. In our text today we see that Peter misses the command to love each other because he was stuck on Jesus saying...

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“Jesus, Not Judas” John 13:18-35

Our text today is usually focused on Judas and stirs up many questions, but today I want us to focus on Jesus. What can Judas’ betrayal teach us about the heart of God? The purpose of Scripture is to reveal the character of God. This text reveals to us the love and dedication Jesus had...

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“An Important Question” John 13:12-20

The truth is often found more in questions than in answers. God is often found asking us questions. There is nothing God doesn’t know, so why does He ask questions? He asks questions for revelation not for information. Today’s text asks the question, do we know what He has done for us? This morning I...

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“Love and Servanthood” John 13:1-11

Two weeks ago, we spoke about how when Jesus references “the hour” He is speaking about the cross. When Jesus knew His hour had come, when it was time to die for us, He set His eyes on His love for us. In His darkest hour He turned His attention on others, not Himself. How...