Contributed on May 11, 2014
Jesus did not pray for us to have worldly joy but rather to have his joy. What does his joy look like and what can destroy it?
We are now four weeks past Palm Sunday and three weeks past Easter. However, today I want us to go back to the last night Jesus had with the disciples. He washes their feet to teach them humility and servant hood. He begins to reveal to them the fact that He must die. He gives them the promise of ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2014
Jesus promised the world would hate us. The reason is beacause we are holy. How can we achieve the holiness the world hates?
Last week our topic was on the Jesus Joy. We discovered that on the last night before his arrest Jesus prayed for us. John 17:20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” He prayed that we would be filled with ...read more
Contributed on May 24, 2014
Jesus prayed that we would remain in the world. This sermon looks at three reasons why.
I want to start today with telling you the true story of “Mike, the Headless Chicken” September 10th, 1945 finds a strapping (but tender) young rooster pecking through the dust of Fruita, Colorado. The unsuspecting bird had never looked so delicious as he did that, now famous, day. ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2014
Jesus prayed that God would form us into people set apart for active dedication and service by the reality of his communication with us.
We have been dissecting the prayer Jesus prayed for us. He prayed that we would have his joy, the kind of joy that comes with suffering. He prayed we would have his holiness, the kind that makes the world hate us. Last week we discovered He prayed we would be left behind to be salt, light, and the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2014
Jesus came to earth with an assignment. He left us to complete that assignment.
This week I want to go back to the prayer Jesus was praying on his last night with his disciples. As you may recall He said this prayer was not only for them but others who would believe in him due to their testimony. Jesus first prayed for himself and the begin praying for certain behaviors He ...read more
Contributed on Jul 4, 2014
Jesus prayed that his church would be as united as He and the Father were. This sermon looks at 6 features that the church must be united in.
Two men met on a plane and one man asked the other, "Are you a Christian?" "Yes I am." "Wonderful! Are you Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox?" "I’m a Protestant." "That’s great. So am I. Are you Calvinist or Armenian in your theology?" "I’m happy to say that ...read more