Perfect In One | John 17:20-23
Post

Perfect In One | John 17:20-23

In John 17, we have so far heard Jesus pray for himself and we have heard him pray for the apostles. Today, we get to hear him pray for us. Romans 8:34 tells us that Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding or praying for us. Before we even get to this text,...

“Sanctify Them By Your Truth,” John 17:17-19
Post

“Sanctify Them By Your Truth,” John 17:17-19

The last thing that Jesus prayed for his disciples while he was still with them was, “sanctify them by your truth.” We’ve already read through and studied where Jesus had prayed that the Father would keep the disciples in His name and that he would keep them from evil; that he would guard God’s character...

Post

“Kept In The World, Kept From The Evil One,” John 17:13-16

In Jesus’ final prayer for his apostles, he made three very specific requests. He asked the Father to keep them in His character, to keep them from evil or from the evil one, and to sanctify them by His truth. Last week we talked about being kept in God’s character. It was not a prayer...

“Keep Them In Your Name,” John 17:9-12
Post

“Keep Them In Your Name,” John 17:9-12

If you have one hour left with your friends, with your family, with the people you loved, the people you have lived with, the people that you knew, that you trusted, the people that believed in you, how would you spend that out? In this week’s sermon, Pastor Abie gets deeper into Jesus’ last hours...

Post

“Stay Devoted,” Luke 2:40-47

At the end of 2018, both our Youth Pastor Amanda and Pastor Abie felt God speaking to their hearts the importance of Acts 2:42, and specifically the word “devoted.” After a lot of prayers, studying and many conversations, they felt that God was leading them to make the word “devoted” our  theme for 2019, not...

“Jesus’ Purpose, Our Identity and Our Response,” John 17:6-8
Post

“Jesus’ Purpose, Our Identity and Our Response,” John 17:6-8

Jesus spent the last few minutes of his last night with his disciples praying. He prayed for himself, for the apostles, and then he even prayed for us, for all of those who would ever believe in him because of their witness. In his prayer for himself, Jesus defined eternal life as knowing, as absolute...

“Love Never Fails,” 1 Corinthians 13:8-13
Post

“Love Never Fails,” 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

This morning I want to talk about those glimpses. Not just us as a group of people with a building we’ve been able to use for a few weeks, but for each one of us and in each stage of our lives, those moments in our lives when God does more than He has to....

“Eternal Life Redefined,” John 17:1-5
Post

“Eternal Life Redefined,” John 17:1-5

What is eternal life? We just read how Jesus defines it and in a few minutes we will talk about that definition at length, but as we begin today the question that I believe must be asked is, what have thought eternal life to be? What have we been told eternal is? What do we...

“Privilege Released, Burden Lifted,” John 17:1-5
Post

“Privilege Released, Burden Lifted,” John 17:1-5

We’ve been in this passage for a long time now. New verses, but the same passage. And as we come to this place today, we are understanding that the end was near. The feet had been washed, the passover meal had been eaten, the new covenant has been announced and a new commandment had been...

“Trouble, Courage, Victory,” John 16:23-33
Post

“Trouble, Courage, Victory,” John 16:23-33

The last sentences of the last verse of our text are the ones that most of us have heard. They are the ones that are most often quoted and possibly they are the ones that are the most misunderstood. The NIV says it this way, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart...