3/27/16 – Peace Be With You – John 20:19-31

Peace Be With You

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John Stange

John 20:19-31

I. We find peace in the presence of Christ (v. 19-23)

II. We find peace through faith in Christ (v. 24-29)

Revelation 5:6a – And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain.

III. We find life in the name of Christ (v. 30-31)

Acts 4:11-12 – This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

9/6/15 – Replicating Yourself

Replicating Yourself

John Stagne

Acts 15:36-41

I. Who are you taking with you? (v. 36-38)

Acts 4:36-37 – 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

II. Be intentional about who you invest your life in (v. 39-40)

III. Be the kind of Christian who pours strength into others (v. 41)

a. Life: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
b. Thinking: 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self,created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Eph. 4:22-24)
c. Future: In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
(John 14:2-3)

5/10/15 – Christ’s Prayer for His Disciples

Christ’s Prayer for His Disciples

John Stange

John 17:6-11

I. Keep the Word (v. 6)

II. Believe in the One who was sent (v. 7-8)

Matthew 16:13-17 – Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

III. Be united with Christ and one another (v. 9-11)

Acts 4:32-35 – Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.