Worship Preparation: March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Read the sermon text: John 7:25-36

Read the sermon summary: As Jesus teaches in the temple during the Feast of Booths, the crowds have trouble coming to terms with who he is claiming to be. First, there is a skeptical group that believe the Messiah would appear suddenly and so they reject Jesus' claim to be the Messiah (vv. 25-27). Then there's a believing group that accept his claim on the basis of the sign works that Jesus had been doing (v. 31). Finally, there's an opposing group who seek to silence and execute him (v. 32). Jesus tells the skeptical group that they don't believe in him because they don't know the God who sent him (v. 28). This would have been a stinging critique for a Jew. Jesus tells the opposing group that they cannot come where he is going, meaning they will never enter into fellowship with God. He would later say to them, "You will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come" (8:21). These words of judgment and warning also stand as an invitation to come to Jesus, to believe in him, which is actually a matter of submitting to God who sent him.
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
This I Believe (The Creed)
Our Father everlasting
The all creating One
God Almighty
Through Your Holy Spirit
Conceiving Christ the Son
Jesus our Saviour
 
Chorus
I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in One
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the Name of Jesus
 
Our judge and our defender
Suffered and crucified
Forgiveness is in You
Descended into darkness
You rose in glorious life
Forever seated high
 
I believe in You
I believe You rose again
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord
 
I believe in life eternal
I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the saints' communion
And in Your holy Church
I believe in the resurrection
When Jesus comes again
For I believe in the Name of Jesus
 
CCLI Song # 7018338
Ben Fielding | Matt Crocker
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Preaching: Nik Lingle
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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