We all have things in our life of which we are ashamed. In this story, we see how Jesus restores those who have fallen through his restoration of Peter, who denied him three times.
Jesus is the Christ
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.
The Death of Jesus
Nobody likes when someone is fake, but how do you know who people really are? Actions speak louder than words, and the action of Jesus that most clearly reveals who he is is his death.
A Kingdom Not of this World
We’re all prone to see our own little worlds as a really big deal, but Jesus calls us into not only a bigger and better world, but a kingdom that is not of this world at all.
A Willing Sacrifice
The Gospel records of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection spend an inordinate amount of time on his death. Why? So that we might not only know that he died, but know why he died, and what it means for us.
This is Eternal Life
Is heaven real? What is it, anyway? In this passage, Jesus defines heaven as knowing God through Jesus, something that begins in this life, and He prays that we would have that.
Jesus Has Overcome the World
Most agree that the world can be hard, but Jesus gives us a way to have joy and peace in it, because He overcame it.
There are few things less desirable than being hated by someone else. Yet Jesus tells us in this passage that the world will hate us if we follow him. How can we under that hatred? The Holy Spirit will help us.
The True Vine
We all want our lives to matter, but we often feel discouraged and stressed by the apparent lack of fruit from our best efforts. How can we bear fruit that matters and lasts? Jesus is the true vine, and it’s only as we abide in him that we bear fruit.
Good News for Troubled Hearts (Part II)
Our hearts seem good at finding trouble. In the first half of John 14, Jesus gave us three reasons to not let our hearts be troubled. Here in the second half, he gives three more.
Good News for Troubled Hearts (Part I)
Our hearts seem good at finding trouble; does Jesus simply add to it? No. Instead, he gives us a way to not let our hearts be troubled.
Loving like Jesus
As Jesus begins his farewell discourse, what does he want his disciples to know before he departs? What does he want to be foundational to their life together? Loving one another as he loved them.