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Summary: To show that we only need JESUS in our life here on earth for us to accomplish greater things for Him. John 14:12 (Amplified Bible) 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the thi

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I. EXORDIUM:

Who's in the boat with you? OF course, JESUS. He's the Sailor of my life.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we only need JESUS in our life here on earth for us to accomplish greater things for Him.

John 14:12 (Amplified Bible)

14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.

IV. TEXT:

John 6:21 (Amplified Bible)

6:21 Then they were quite willing and glad for Him to come into the boat. And now the boat went at once to the land they had steered toward. [And immediately they reached the shore toward which they had been slowly making their way.]

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are my Life and my Goal in life, apart from You I am nothing and I can do nothing.

VI. TITLE:

Invite JESUS to your boat

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: John the Apostle, son of Zebedee and Salome, and younger brother of James.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

B. Date and Setting:

Written between a.d. 85–90 from Ephesus, after the destruction of Jerusalem (a.d. 70) and before John’s exile to the island of Patmos

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

C. Audience:

New Christians and searching non-Christians.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

D. Purpose:

John 20:31 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Invite JESUS to your life (boat) with willingness and gladness

"Then they were quite willing and glad for Him to come into the boat. And now the boat went at once to the land they had steered toward."

Willingly or "thelo ethelo" in Greek which means:

1. determined

2. choose or prefer

3. be inclined to

4. to delight in, desire, be disposed forward, intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather

Be not men-pleasers but be an audience of one - that is GOD.

Received or "lambano" in Greek which means:

1. to take

2. to get hold of

3. to have offered

4. accept, obtain, receive, hold, catch

Ship, boat or "ploion" in Greek which means: vessel or ship. This signifies your life or purpose in life.

This is SM (Secret Message) for all of us that we need to choose or prefer (willingly) get hold of (received) JESUS in our life or purpose in life (boat/ship). Whatever purpose you have, i.e. to be a good pastor for the LORD's Glory, to be a good teacher for the LORD's Glory, always make sure you take JESUS with you.

Hebrews 3:1 (Amplified Bible)

3:1 SO THEN, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith].

Philippians 3:14 (Amplified Bible)

3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.


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