Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 18:1-27

“The Cup”
John 18:1-27

I. The Role of Judas vs. 1-9
     “[18:1] When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. [2] Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. [3] Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. [4] So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” [5] They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He. ” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. [6] So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. [7] Therefore He again asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” [8] Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,” [9] to fulfill the word which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.””

John 10:18; 7:32, 44-46

II. The Role of Annas vs. 10-14
     “[10] Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave's name was Malchus. [11] So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?” [12] So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him, [13] and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. [14] Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.”

III. The Role of Peter vs. 15-18, 25-27
     “[15] Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest, [16] but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in. [17] Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” [18] Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.”
     “[25] Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it, and said, “I am not.” [26] One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” [27] Peter then denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.”

Luke 22:54-55

IV. The Role of Caiaphas vs. 19-24
     “[19] The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching. [20] Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. [21] “Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said.” [22] When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?” [23] Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?” [24] So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.”

Matthew 26:61; John 2:19, 21; Matthew 26:63, 65-66; Mark 15:1

Conclusion: John 1:14; Acts 5:27-32; 1 Peter 2:22-24


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 17

“Focused Prayer”
John 17

I. Jesus prayed for Himself. vs. 1-5
     “[17:1] Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, [2] even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. [3] “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. [4] “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. [5] “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”

II. Jesus prayed for His apostles. vs. 6-19
     “[6] “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. [7] “Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; [8] for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. [9] “I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; [10] and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. [11] “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. [12] “While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. [13] “But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. [14] “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. [15] “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. [16] “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. [17] “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. [18] “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. [19] “For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.”

III. Jesus prayed for Christians. vs. 20-24
     “[20] “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; [21] that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. [22] “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; [23] I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. [24] “Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”

IV. Jesus prayed for the world. vs. 21, 23, 25-26
     “[25] “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; [26] and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.””  


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 16:16-33

“From Sorrow to Joy”
John 16:16-33

Introduction: Matthew 26:31

I. The Resurrection in Prophecy vs. 16-24
     “"In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me." 17 Some of His disciples said to one another, "What does He mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" 18 They kept asking, "What does He mean by 'a little while'? We don't understand what He is saying." 19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask Him about this, so He said to them, "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me'? 20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23 In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. I tell you the truth, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

Luke 9:22; 18:31-33

II. The Resurrection in Fact vs. 25-30
     “"Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about My Father. 26 In that day you will ask in My name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father." 29 Then Jesus' disciples said, "Now You are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that You know all things and that You do not even need to have anyone ask You questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."”

Matthew 27:63-64; 28:13, 7-8; Luke 24:52-53

III. The Resurrection in Belief vs. 31-33
     “"You believe at last!" Jesus answered. 32 "But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave Me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for My Father is with Me. 33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."”

Conclusion: Hebrews 13:8


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 16:1-15

“Eternal Courage”
John 16:1-15

I. Courage Despite Persecution vs. 1-4
     “These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling. [2] “They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. [3] “These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me. [4] “But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.”

Acts 23:1

II. Courage Despite Sorrow vs. 5-7
     “[5] “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ [6] “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. [7] “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

Genesis 1:2; 2:7; John 20:22; Job 33:4; 2 Samuel 23:2; Micah 3:8; Isaiah 11:2; Matthew 1:20; Mark 1:10; Luke 4:18; Hebrews 9:14; Romans 8:11

III. Courage Despite Falsehood vs. 8-15
     “[8] “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; [9] concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; [10] and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; [11] and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. [12] “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. [13] “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. [14] “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. [15] “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.”

Galatians 3:22; Romans 8:10; 5:18-19; 1 Timothy 3:6; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Conclusion: Psalm 119:160; 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2:12; Zechariah 4:6


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 15

“Eternal Position”
John 15

Introduction: Matthew 7:20

I. Abiding in Jesus vs. 1-8
     “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”

Hebrews 12:11; 2 Timothy 2:19; John 12:46; Ephesians 5:8-9

II. Abiding in Love vs. 9-17
     “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends, if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.”

John 14:27; John 13:34

III. Abiding in Truth vs. 18-27
     “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25 But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.' 26 When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, 27 and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”

2 Timothy 3:12; Matthew 5:10-12; Acts 4:20

Conclusion: John 6:66-68