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I Am Gentle and Lowly in Heart (Matthew 11:28-30)

I Am Gentle and Lowly in Heart I am Meek and Lowly in Heart Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30

I. An invitation for all (Matthew 11:28)

    A. “All who labor and are heavy laden” – physical or mental burdens (2 Corinthians 11:23-28; Matthew 13:4-8)
    B. Jesus’ promise of rest (1 Peter 5:5-7; Matthew 6:25-34)

II. An invitation to learn from Christ (Matthew 11:29a)

    A. Learn how to defeat temptation (Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:15)
    B. Learn the secret to true happiness (Matthew 5:3-10)
    C. Learn the importance of submission (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 5:8-9; Matthew 28:18-20)

III. “I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29b)

    A. Gentle/meek – an attribute of Christ which must also be a characteristic of our lives (Galatians 5:22-23; James 1:21; 2 Timothy 2:24-25; Galatians 6:1)
    B. Lowly in heart/humble (Philippians 2:8)

IV. His easy yoke and light burden (Matthew 11:30)

    A. Compared to Old Law (Matthew 23:4; Galatians 5:1)
    B. There remains a rest for the people of God (Hebrews 4:9-11)

I Am The Vine (John 15:1-8)

I Am The Vine John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8

I. The vine and the vinedresser

    A. Jesus is the “true vine” (John 15:1a; Psalm 80:8; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 2:21)
    B. The Father is the vinedresser (John 15:1b-2)

II. The branches are individual Christians

    A. The responsibility to bear fruit (John 15:2)
    B. The apostles’ current state (John 15:3)
    C. The command to abide in Jesus and to allow Him to abide in you (John 15:4a; Ephesians 1:3, 7; 2 Timothy 2:10)
    D. Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:4b-5; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Philippians 4:13)

III. A warning and a promise

    A. Warning against apostasy (John 15:6; Matthew 13:41, 49-50)
    B. The promise of prayer (John 15:7)

IV. Bearing fruit

    A. Soul-winning (John 15:8; Matthew 13:22-23; 1 Corinthians 3:5-8; Matthew 28:19-20)
    B. Brings glory to the Father (John 15:8)
    C. “So you will be My disciples” (John 15:8)

“I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6)

I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life John 14:6

John 14:6

I. “I am the way”

    A. The way to heaven (John 14:2-3, 5)
    B. We are powerless to achieve this on our own (Romans 3:9-12, 23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
    C. He is the way – the only way to heaven (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18)

II. “I am the truth”

    A. He is the truth Himself, united with the Father (John 1:14-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; John 14:7-10; 1:1)
    B. The truth provides freedom (John 8:31-32; 1 John 2:3-6)

III. “I am the life”

    A. Abundant life here (John 10:10b)
    B. Eternal life in heaven (John 3:14-16; 5:24; 1 John 5:12-13)

I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

I Am The Resurrection and the Life John 11:25

John 11:25

I. Jesus receives the news about Lazarus

    A. Jesus loved His friends (John 11:1-7)
    B. The apostles’ misunderstanding (John 11:8-16)

II. Jesus grieves with His friends

    A. “If” — an expression of grief (John 11:17-21)
    B. The faith of Martha (John 11:22-24)
    C. “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57; Luke 10:38-42)
    D. The faith of Mary (John 11:28-32)
    E. The compassion of Jesus (John 11:33-36; Revelation 14:13)

III. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead

    A. Doubting Jews (John 11:37)
    B. Martha’s faith falters (John 11:38-40)
    C. “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:41-44)

I Am The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

I Am The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

(John 10:11)

I. The shepherd throughout Scripture

    A. Psalm 23
    B. Psalm 79:13-80:3
    C. Psalm 95:6-7
    D. Ezekiel 34

II. Jesus as the Good Shepherd

    A. He knows His sheep by name and leads them (John 10:1-4)
    B. He provides for them abundant life (John 10:10; Ephesians 3:20-21)
    C. He lays down His life for the sheep (John 10:11, 15, 17-18)

III. The spiritual satisfaction of Jesus’ sheep

    A. Are you listening? (John 10:27)

      1. Hear His voice (John 8:43-45)
      2. Does Jesus know you? (Matthew 7:21-23)
      3. Follow Him!

    B. Eternal life, protection, and security for His sheep (John 10:28)

“I Am The Light Of The World” (John 8:12)

I am the Light of the World John 8:12

John 8:12

I. Jesus is a progressive light

    A. We must follow, not stand still (John 1:43; Matthew 4:18-19; 9:9; Luke 9:23-25; John 6:68)
    B. He provided guidance in the Old Testament (Exodus 13:21)
    C. He still provides guidance today (1 John 1:7; 2 John 9)

II. Jesus is a light of safety

    A. Darkness represents spiritual danger (John 12:35)
    B. Jesus’ light guides each step of the way (Psalm 119:105)

III. Jesus is a life-giving light

    A. If you take man away from the Son’s light, man will stop growing! (John 1:4; 10:10b)
    B. Jesus’ effect on spiritual health (James 1:14-15; Malachi 4:2)

IV. Jesus is a light of hope

    A. Old Testament view on immortality (Hebrews 11:13; 2 Samuel 12:23; Job 14:14)
    B. He has “brought life and immortality to light” (2 Timothy 1:10; Ephesians 2:12-13; 5:8-14)

I Am the Bread of Life (John 6)

I Am the Bread of Life John 6

John 6

I. Physical vs. spiritual

    A. They were not interested in Him as the Messiah (John 6:26-27)
    B. The work of God is that you believe in Him whom He sent (John 6:28-29; Hebrews 11:6)

II. Jesus’ works vs. Moses’ works

    A. They wanted physical bread (John 6:30-33; Nehemiah 9:15)
    B. Jesus challenged a higher focus, a deeper discipleship, an active faith (John 6:34-40)

III. The rejection of the Jews

    A. Offended at the suggestion of eternal existence (John 6:41-42)
    B. Jesus required 24/7 spiritual devotion (John 6:43-59)
    C. “This is a hard saying”…too hard for some (John 6:60-66)
    D. There is no alternative to Jesus (John 6:67-69)