As we come to the close of our series of sermons through the Gospel of John, we come to the purpose for which the whole book was written: That we would know that Jesus is the Christ, and that we might believe in him.
- With distinction
- With generosity
- With trust
Ezra and Nehemiah, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, by Derek Kidner
The Gospel threatens idols by transferring their power and glory to Jesus. In Acts 19:21-41 we learn that the gospel causes an uproar by taking the power of idols, by taking the glory of idols, and by giving them to Jesus.
Just as the apostles left everything to follow Jesus, we also are called to forsake everything to follow Jesus into the mission of making disciples.
Luke: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrell Bock
Exalting Jesus in Luke: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, Thabiti Anyabwile
The Church is the household of God. A new family is made, and thus, a new discipling-making community, when God saves many from their sin and unites them in Christ.