John 20:24-31, John 11:16, John 14:5, 1Corinthians 15:8, John 4:25-26, John 8:19, John 14:19, Ephesians 2:20, 1John 1:1-3 , Three points to this story: 1. It demonstrates that Thomas was an apostle. 2. It demonstrates just how common doubt is (Thomas also shows us some of how we should deal with doubt.) 3. Thomas makes the ultimate faith declaration! He proclaims the heart of , Doubt defined/explained, What now? Pay attention to the teachings of the Aposttles. Talke the next step. Remember.. and do not surrender ground to doubt unnecessarily. Look at his wounds.
John 18-19; Luke 9:15; Pssalm 118, When the life of kinetic Jesus(moving toward his destiny and carrying within himself the energy of heaven) collides with another life, that collision creates enormous energy and change in the other., OBSERVATIONS: a. This was not a fair trial. b. Pilate was intrigued, even provoked by Jesus. c.Jesus was fully aware. d. This event was driven by the hatred of the Jewish leaders and by the hand of the Father, Remember, Reflect and Repent, Elastic collisions or in-elastic
John 9:1-41, 3 Parts: 1, Jesus and the man born blind; 2. The man's story; 3. Jesus and the formerly blind man, Ephesians 3:20, James 1:22, Luke 15, strong connection between obedience and blessing, Jesus got dirty., Jesus took the initiative, Jesus looks for him.
John 8:2-11, disclaimers about John 7:53-8:11, judging others, Alternatives to judging: 1 Bless people (Romans 11:14); 2 Focus on positive/strength (Philippians 4:8); 3 Pray for them (Matthew 5:44); 4 Use others as a mirror; 5 Examine your heart (Psalm 139:23-24) , Pharisees misquoted scripture (Deuteronomy 22:21), mark 1:22; Matthew 7:1-5; Hebrews 5:14; Matthew 18:15; Isaiah 55:7; Luke 7:48; Malachi 4:2; John 1:14; John 3:16-17
John 3:1-21; John 7:45-52; John 19:39, Story of Hattie, Hindu davisha , Psalm 103 ( revisited from Sondy's testimony), Numbers 21:4-9, 5 observations: 1. A radical spiritual reorientation 2 Being born again is not our work. It is God's work in us. 3 Being born again is a very personal encounter. 4 Being born again is an experience over which we have no control. 5 Jesus came not as a sign
Psalm 63, Philippians 1:21; Hebrews 3:12-13, Lent, The Hypothesis: If we dedicate an hour a day to doing business with God, our lives will be better. We will be more in sync. Our relationships will improve. We will, in fact, over time become better people.
Matthew 22:37-40, I am not healthily relating to God if I am not worshipping HIM gladly., John 4:19-24; Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8-9, Worsip fully engages both our heart and our head., When people experience God for who He is that experience drives them to confession; moti, Isaiah 6; Exodus 15, How do we worship HIM? ( Romans 6), Where does this worship come from and how does this happen (Revelation 5 and Jonah)