Monday, April 28, 2014

Sermon for 4/28/14 "That You May Believe"

Peter tells us to desire the pure milk, nourishing and soothing word of God.


The Word of God is what creates belief in us.
It sustains us.
It motivates us.

What is Jesus' protection like?
 Acts shows apostles persecuted.
   Gamaliel's observation
 Peter shows believers facing opposition because of the forgiveness they find in Jesus.
    Jesus has prepared an incredible inheritance.
John reminds us of the apostles shortly after the resurrection
 Uncertain of the future
What do they learn?
 Jesus is able to be with them
   No matter where
   No matter when
   Truly risen from the dead
   No bondage to earthly things
   Able to accomplish what he desires

What will Jesus do in this church and community?
 Nurture faith
 Grant reconciliation
 Create new life
 Accomplish his will no matter what Gamaliel might try to do
Who does he use? Us.

these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name

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