Wednesday, June 10, 2020
How many times have you had that happen? I did it recently on Facebook, after a pastor won the Voice competition. I posted congratulations right away, not thinking that some people hadn’t watched the television show live. SORRY!
I’ve had it happen to me with football games that I intend to watch later, and well-meaning people call me to congratulate my team on their win.
You are about to receive the outline for Sunday’s sermon on John 3:31-36. I pray that it does not keep you from coming or watching. I pray the Holy Spirit uses it to challenge your thinking this week. Here are the verses we will cover.
He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
The title of the sermon will be STAY ON TRACK! It will focus on John the Baptizer pointing everyone to Jesus. As he does that, he gives us several reasons that we should seek Jesus above all else.
- We seek Jesus because He is sovereign, so we can trust Him to be in control. (verse 31)
- We seek Jesus because He speaks eternal truth, so we can trust what He says. (verse 32-33)
- We seek Jesus because He supplies us with the Spirit without measure, so we can trust the fullness of God’s presence at all times. (verse 34)
- We seek Jesus because He supervises all things, so we can trust the outcomes to be good and glorious. (verse 35)
- We seek Jesus because He is the source of eternal life, so we can trust Him with everything in this life. (verse 36)
Spend some time each day for the rest of the week on one of these points, (two on Saturday)and see how the Holy Spirit transforms your heart so that you are constantly seeking Jesus.