Connected: The True Lord’s Prayer
This message focuses on the true Lord’s Prayer found in John 17. The traditional Lord’s Prayer found in the Gospels could more accurately be entitled the disciple’s prayer as Jesus was teaching them how to pray. Jesus asks for three basic things in His prayer to His Father: That He would be glorified in order to return to His Father and continue to bring glory to Him. That His disciples would be protected from the evil one and continue to…
Connected: Overcoming the World
Jesus reassures His disciples that He has already overcome the world by living a perfect life and resisting satan’s temptation. In the mind of God, it was a foregone conclusion that Jesus would finish the work at the cross. Jesus also let His followers know that they were getting ready to desert Him in His darkest hour, but that He wouldn’t be alone because His Father was with Him. We have the opportunity to overcome the world as well because…
Connected – Seeing Jesus
As Jesus continues to explain to his disciples what is about ready to happen in the next few days, they are still confused in large part. Jesus is telling them these things not just so that they will understand fully now, but so they will believe when they occur. He says to them that they have seen Him up to this point for what He does. He then says they will see Him for who He is after the cross…
Connected: Holy Spirit
Jesus prepared His disciples for His departure by reminding them it is to their advantage that He leave so that Holy Spirit could come.
Connected: When Persecution Comes
Followers of Jesus will suffer persecution because of their relationship with Christ. What is left to be determined is if we will respond in the same way that Jesus responded.
Connected: The Vine Life
In this powerful metaphor, Jesus describes the pathway to fruitfulness for His disciples. We must be firmly connected to Jesus, who is the vine and the source of our very life in God. We will face times of pruning when the Father uses circumstances in this life to optimize our ability to produce fruit. When we recognize the fact that we are in Christ and Christ is in us the benefits are indescribable.
Connected: Peace For the Journey
Anxiety. Depression. We live in a real-world with real-world crisis and fears, and we long for peace in our day-to-day lives. In this message, Tyler shares how we can find stability in the true peace of God through Jesus Christ.
Connected: Help is on the Way
As shocking as it must have been for His disciples to hear that Jesus was leaving them very soon, it was equally comforting for them to know that help was on the way in the person of the Holy Spirit. He would comfort, encourage, and remind them of the truth that Jesus had taught them. He would dwell with them as Jesus did, but He would also dwell in them, empowering them and equipping them to obey Christ’s commandments.
Connected: House Church Sunday
Mark leads our Virtual House Church in the continuation of our new series “Connected”.
Connected: An Introduction
This week we are beginning a brand new sermon series called “Connected”. We will be studying Jesus’ words to His disciples before He endured the suffering and death that He has promised would occur before He was raised from the dead on the third day. His words are full of life and hope, along with warnings concerning difficult days ahead. The bottom line is that we must remain connected to Jesus to be fruitful in this life, despite whatever trouble…