Note: The first few minutes of the scripture reading and sermon were corrupted, so the recording starts mid-sermon.
John is writing to share his perspective, sometimes "filling in the blanks" where he feels that the earlier gospels could have explained it better. Such is the case with the story of the calling of the first disciples.
The testimony of John the Baptist
John introduces the major themes of the book, so that we understand the life of Jesus. John begins his gospel by taking us back to the eternal divine Word - the originator of all things.
Did Jesus consider himself to be God's unique Son?
The message of Judges is "don't do what you think is right." You are a bad judge of what is right. You need a King!
Scripture references: Judges 17:1-6, Judges 18:18-20, Judges 21:25, Judges 21:20-21, Deuteronomy 12:8, Proverbs 21:2, Proverbs 3:5-7, Numbers 15:37-41
What does it mean to live as an overcomer today? To be a disciple of Christ? Am I equipped to share the gospel? John 4:31-38 Ephesians 2:10 Matthew 6:24 Matthew 10:34-39 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 2 Timothy 2:15 Matthew 6:31
What are the Psalms? What should we glean from these writings?
Why do we gather?
Why do we believe scripture?
Why do we do expository preaching?
Why do we do corporate singing?
Why do we take communion?