3/6/16 – Your Helper Forever – John 14:15-31

Your Helper Forever

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John Stange

John 14:15-31

I. He dwells with you and in you (v. 15-17)

Acts 2:1-4 – When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

II. He will never orphan you (v. 18-24)

III. He will reveal truth to your mind (v. 25-31)

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)

8/23/15 – Praying Earnestly and Regularly

Raying Earnestly and Regularly

John Stange

Acts 12:1-19

I. Being prompted to pray by crisis (v. 1-5)

Isaiah 26:3 – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

II. Developing confidence in God’s hand at work (v. 6-11)

III. God will utterly amaze you (v. 12-19)

5/24/15 – Understanding & Embracing the Mission of Jesus

Understanding & Embracing the Mission of Jesus

John Stange

John 17:20-26

I. Belief is a blessing (v. 20)

Ephesians 1:17-18 – that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

II. Our unity points people to Jesus (v. 21-23)

James 4:1-3 – What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

III. We will see Christ’s glory (v. 24)

John 14:3 – 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.

IV. The love of God is within us (v. 25-26)