John 3:1-18 Rabbi Nicodemus of the Jewish ruling counsel comes to Jesus at night to ask questions.How can we be made alive from the inside out? I. New birth is a work of the Holy Spirit. 3:1-8 A. People are both physical and spiritual. B. Being spiritually dead, only God can make us alive. II. New birth comes through faith in the Son of God. 3:9-15 A. All they had to do is look, but
Luke 4:13-30 I. Jesus said He came to set people free. A. In the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus declared what kind of Messiah He would be. B. A lost sheep is not free. II. Some people don’t want to be free. A. One kind of bondage is to live in fear. B. Freedom does not depend on our circumstance in life. III. Jesus won’t be bound. He walked through the crowd and no one could
Mark 1:21-41 Jesus has the power to change our lives. (21-28) We might think, God can’t do anything about our relationships our bills, our physical problems, our co-workers, or our family…but God can make all those things better if we turn to Him in prayer and trust Him. In v 21-41 He shows us that He is the Messiah. If Jesus can cast out a demon, He can help us remove evil things from our
“Jesus Calls Disciples” Luke 5 Luke puts these four stories from the life of Jesus together. What do they have in common?• After preaching from Simon Peter’s boat, Jesus causes a miraculous catch of fish and then calls Peter to follow him. • After healing a leper, Jesus tells him to show himself to the high priest but to not tell anybody and then Jesus goes off by himself to pray as was his custom.
Jesus is Tempted by the Devil Luke 4:1-13Our Lord’s example of persevering and overcoming is a pattern for every trial we face, incl. Covid 19 I. Temptation focusses on our physical appetites but God’s word says we were made for more. (Luke 4:1-4) Going to Walmart has never been so dangerous. “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” — Satan “Man shall not live by bread alone but by