Sermon Notes

THE JENGA BLOCKS OF EASTER-“I AM IN …”


John 14 NET


April 19, 2020

 

 

Introduction

 


Easter Produced a Personal and Eternal Home John 14:1-6

 “Father’s house”

 

“Go/come”

 

“Monai” and “Topos”

 

 

Easter Offered You an Inseparable Relationship – Just Like Jesus and His Father 14:7-14

See me - vs 7

 

“I AM in”. vs. 8

 

“the Father residing in me…” vs. 8-10.

 

What Jesus did was NOT at his own personal initiative. vs 11.

 

We do what Jesus did.  Vs. 12-14. 

 

 

Easter is the Demonstration of God’s Love for You vs. 21 especially.

Summary of vs. 15-20.  But for now, look at verse 21.

 

You are Loved by God! vs.21.

 

God Proves His Love by Moving In. vs. 21.

 

 

Conclusion

Jenga blocks include Home, Heaven, In God/Christ, God/Christ/Spirit in me, Words/Works, Love, Life, I am IN!  That is what Easter got you!!

HOME!

 

 

 

 

John 14 – NET Bible

14:1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed.  You believe in God; believe also in me.

14:2 There are many dwelling places in my Father’s house. Otherwise, I would have told you. I am going away to make ready a place for you.

14:3 And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with me, so that where I am you may be too.

14:4 And you know the way where I am going.”

14:5 Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

14:6 Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

14:8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.”

14:9 Jesus replied, “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, but the Father residing in me performs his miraculous deeds.

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves.

14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.

14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

14:15 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

14:16 Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever—

14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides with you and will be in you.

14:18 “I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.

14:19 In a little while the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too.

14:20 You will know at that time that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you.

14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him.”

14:22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”

14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

14:25 “I have spoken these things while staying with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.

14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 14:28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, 14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here.”

 

Easter

THE RESURRECTION GAVE ME A FRESH START

April 12, 2020


Romans 6:3–4 KJV Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

I AM ACCEPTED IN CHRIST BECAUSE I AM A PART OF HIS FAMILY

  • He calls me His friend - John 15:15 NIV I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
  • He calls me His Child - John 1:12 NIV Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
  • He calls us brother and sisters - Hebrews 2:11 NIV Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.

I AM SECURE IN CHRIST

  • I am sealed by God - 2 Corinthians 1:22 NIV He set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
  • I find grace and mercy in my time of need - Hebrews 4:16 NIV Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
  • The devil cannot touch me - James 4:7 NIV Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  

I AM SIGNIFICANT IN CHRIST

  • I am here to bear fruit - John 15:16 KJV 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 the Father in My name He may give you.
  • I am one of a kind - Psalm 139:14 NIV I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  
  • I can approach God with freedom and confidence - Ephesians 3:12 NIV In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

IN CHRIST I HAVE ALL THAT I NEED! - Colossians 2:9–10 NIV For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.