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  • Genuine Peace

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 4 ratings

    How a relationship with God should lead to peace.

    John 14:25-31 Forget how we got started on it, Bryan and I talking about Kent State and the shootings there when I was a kid. Russell Jones and I talking yesterday about the news, how depressing it is to read the paper. Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Liberia, there are wars and rumors of war, there more

  • Hooked Up To Jesus

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    Practical steps to maintaining our connection to Jesus and the impact on our lives.

    So how are you feeling about gas prices? I think I’m beginning to buy into the conspiracy theories. One thing I did learn that is kind of relevant to where we are today is how important it is to stay connected to the source. A pipe breaks between here and Tucson, we’re no longer hooked up to the more

  • God's Pruning

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 13 ratings

    As Max Lucado says, God loves you just the way you are, but too much to leave you that way.

    John 15:2; Hebrews 12:4-11. We’ve covered 17 verses I the last 2 weeks, think we’re going a little too fast! So I want to go back and pick up on some things we kind of hurried over. David and I were out examining our lemon tree the other day, lots of lemons, getting yellow, noticed there were more

  • Obeying Out Of Love

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    Out of gratefulness for our rescue, we desire to obey God

    John 14:15-24 (May wonder why we’re taking so long to get through this. Ann picks chicken bones clean. Let’s make sure we get every morsel of truth from these chapters.) · Jesus spending this night before crucifixion with followers, had to pick one theme of what he says I think it would be more

  • I Can't Remain If I Don't Love You

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    Jesus says that to remain in his love, you’ll obey his commands, and his command is this--love each other.

    Clip from Grease, “Hopelessly Devoted” John 15:9-17 Just wanted to remind you about how God feels about you—except He’s hopefully devoted, crazy about you! Last week: Jesus uses image of Him as vine, us as branches to picture how we cooperate with God to experience the life he desires for us. more

  • The Only Way To Love God And Each Other

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    The only way we can fulfill the two greatest commands is through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit

    John 14:25-27 (Those been away, didn’t want to get too far ahead, waited for you!) Want to make sure we pick the bones of this chicken clean. Been looking at Purpose Driven Life, Warren deals with the five purposes God calls us to, what defines us, what drives us, what our passions should be. more

  • Jesus Was On A Mission

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus going away did not mean the end of the mission to which his followers were called

    John 14:8-17 Clip from Mission Impossible 2 at beginning where he accepts the mission. Remember Jesus spending his last night with disciples before the crucifixion: already told them he’s going away, after three years the time is coming when he won’t be with them anymore. Understandably upset by more

  • Prayers That Always Get Answered

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    In John 17, Jesus models for us the type of "anything" prayers that God always answers.

    11-02-03 John 17 Intro: 2 TV shows over the past couple of weeks, shocked at the content. King of Queens rerun, Carrie prays for a raise, gets it, they begin to get everything they pray for. Meat market scene with priest. Second, Everwood, pastor of church getting married, also going blind, he more

  • Anchoring On The Resurrection

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    Our ability to trust God in any circumstance is due to our anchoring ourselves in the resurrection of Jesus, and in His return.

    Read John 16:17-33 from the Message. How many would say you’re dealing with anxiety today? Ron’s question—what’s keeping you up at night? Can’t you relate to what the guys around Jesus are feeling here? They’re worried about the future. Back in the storm. Think back to chapt. 14 (about 2-3 more

  • The Holy Spirit And Our Mission

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    The Holy Spirit is actively at work drawing the lost to God. We simply have to join him in that work.

    READ John 16:5-11, then Max Lucado from a Gentle Thunder, pp. 67-68. Jesus has let his followers know that God’s plan was coming to a climax and that he would soon return to the Father. But he wasn’t abandoning them, sending the paraclete, the Holy Spirit to take his place. Not just because he more

  • We Don't Belong To The World

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    Jesus says there’s no straddling the fence. If you abide in him, you no longer abide in the world, and it will hate you as a result.

    Last week, Steve rushed us along at breathtaking speed, covered like five verses in John 15. Want to pick up where he left off and talk little more about our relationship with the world. READ John 15:18-16:4. Wish could have gotten a clip of this quickly. “Witness,” Harrison Ford, Kelly more

  • The Joy Of Being God's Friend

    Contributed by Jim Miller on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    If we remain in Jesus love, we’ll experience joy and know what it means to be a friend of Jesus.

    John 15:9-17 Feeling a little better now that we’ve slowed down a bit. Last week, went back and picked up how God prunes us, disciplines us, trains us to create his image in us. Tom Landry used to say, “The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve more