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In The Beginning Was The Word…

In the Beginning was the Word

John 1:1-5, 14

I. “In the beginning…” (John 1:1)

    A. Compare with Genesis 1:1
    B. “…was the Word” (Proverbs 8:23; John 17:5; 8:53-58)
    C. He was the creative agent through whom the beginning began (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17)

II. “And the Word was with God” (John 1:1)

    A. Not “in” or “from,” but “with”
    B. “…and the Word was God” (Philippians 2:6; Judges 13:19-22; Joshua 5:13-15; Revelation 5:12)

III. “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14)

    A. He chose to become flesh so He could redeem mankind (Philippians 2:7; John 1:5)
    B. We must shine as lights (John 1:6-9; Matthew 5:16)
    C. Show the love of Christ (Philippians 2:8; Romans 5:6-11)

Converted At The Cross (Luke 23:39-55)

Converted at the Cross Luke 23:39-55

Luke 23:39-56

I. Three crosses

    A. The cross of rebellion (Luke 23:39; Matthew 27:44; Joshua 24:15)
    B. The cross of repentance (Luke 23:40-42)
    C. The cross of redemption (Luke 23:43; Hebrews 9:16-17; Acts 2:38; Acts 19:4-5; Luke 16:22)

II. “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit”

    A. The rending of the veil (Luke 23:44-45; Hebrews 10:19-22; 1 Peter 2:9; Acts 6:7)
    B. The death of our Lord (Luke 23:46; Psalm 31:5)
    C. The conversion of the centurion (Luke 23:47; Mark 15:39)

III. Joseph of Arimathea

    A. The secret disciple (Luke 23:50-51; John 19:38)
    B. His call to action (Luke 23:52-54; Isaiah 53:9)

“We Wish To See Jesus”

We Wish To See Jesus

I. Christians must LIVE their religion

    A. Early disciples changed the whole world (Colossians 1:21-23; 2 Corinthians 8:5)
    B. God’s people are only God’s people if they live according to God’s Word (2 Chronicles 7:14; Micah 6:8; Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 16:25)
    C. Live so people see Jesus, not us (Romans 1:16; 1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 5:13-16)

II. Do not be influenced by the wrong associations

    A. “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Proverbs 13:20)
    B. Guard against sin (1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22; Colossians 3:1-4; Philippians 3:14; 1 John 2:15-17; Hebrews 11:25)

III. Two critical sins to avoid

    A. Hypocrisy (Titus 2:1-10)
    B. Apathetic indifference; “wanting to have it both ways” (Joshua 7; Revelation 3:14-22)

Jesus Before Pilate and Herod (Luke 23:1-25)

Jesus Before Pilate and Herod Luke 23:1-25

(Luke 23:1-25)

I. Before Pilate

    A. The accusations (23:1-2; Acts 10:38; Luke 20:20-26)
    B. “Are You the King of the Jews?” (23:3; John 18:33-37)
    C. “I find no fault in this Man” (23:4-6)

II. Before Herod

    A. Herod’s curiosity (23:7-8)
    B. Jesus’ silence (23:9-10)
    C. Herod’s mockery (23:11-12; Revelation 3:17-18)

III. Before Pilate (again)

    A. Pilate’s plan (23:13-17)
    B. The Jews’ rejection (23:18-19)
    C. Jesus delivered to the will of the Jews (23:20-25; Romans 12:1-2)

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Jesus Is All The World To Me

I. The importance of Jesus to the Christian

    A. “My life, my joy, my all” (Luke 9:23; Matthew 5:10-12; Mark 12:29-30)
    B. “He is my strength…” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
    C. “When I am sad to Him I go” (2 Corinthians 7:4; Philippians 4:4)

II. The continual friendship and blessing of being in Christ

    A. “My Friend in trials sore” (Romans 8:35-39)
    B. “I go to Him for blessings” (3 John 2; James 4:3; Ephesians 1:3; Luke 9:25; Acts 14:17)

III. Jesus is our guide and protector

    A. “He’s so true to me” (2 Thessalonians 3:3; John 14:15; 1 Peter 5:8)
    B. “Following Him I know I’m right” (Matthew 7:13-14)

IV. Christ is our trustworthy Friend

    A. “I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when life’s fleeting days shall end” (Ephesians 1:11-12; Hebrews 6:13-18)
    B. “Eternal life, eternal joy” (Matthew 10:29; 2 Timothy 2:11-13)