Knowing Jesus

Knowing Jesus (6 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus | A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title: An Invitation to Follow Jesus
Scripture Reading: Luke 6:12-16; Matthew 16:21-27; 28:16-20

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Unlike the standard Rabbinical practice of the first century where students could ask or apply to become a disciple of the Rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth directly called all 12 of his disciples. He interrupted their world with, "Come, follow me." So, when Jesus calls it's rarely ever convenient. Jesus is calling both saints and sinners this way. He calls us with promise of reward and assurance of trouble. And he calls us not just to benefit from knowing him, but also to be sent out to make more disciples. In An Invitation to Follow Jesus (6 of 6), Pastor David challenges us all to respond to the radical call of Christ.

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Knowing Jesus (5 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus | A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title: Experiencing Jesus in Missional Community
Scripture Reading: John 17:13-19; Ephesians 2:18-22; 3:16-19; 4:1-6, 11-16

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While Jesus wants us to know him personally, a healthy and balanced experience of Jesus comes through knowing him with others living on mission as his disciples. Western individualism and a spirituality that is kept “private” is ultimately a threat to the growth of disciples. Jesus desired that his disciples would grow together while living out his Kingdom mission. In Experiencing Jesus in Missional Community (5 of 6), Pastor David shares how the missional church is the womb for growing disciples—where we experience Jesus together in the intimate and personal spaces.

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Knowing Jesus (4 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus | A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title: Abiding in the Person of Jesus
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-11

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We know that we’ve been called into a “personal relationship” with Jesus. However, we often settle for a head knowledge of Jesus, knowing about Jesus, rather than living and walking with Jesus. As Wayne Jacobsen has said, “Though most believers are comfortable speaking of a ‘personal relationship with Jesus,’ few concepts are so greatly celebrated and little experienced.” What does it look like to go from being informed about Jesus, to being formed by Jesus? What might it look like to abide in the Vine? In Abiding in the Person of Jesus (4 of 6), Pastor Kelly invites us to explore how we might live our lives rooted in relationship with Christ.

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Knowing Jesus (3 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus | A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title: Making Jesus Your Lord & Friend
Scripture Reading: Luke 6:46-49; Romans 10:5-13; John 15:14-15

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The first followers of Jesus called him “Lord” and Master. What were they thinking when they addressed him this way? Did his disciples really mean it? In the Gospels we see that what actually began simply as sign of respect, became a recognition of divine authority and ownership over their lives. Jesus is Lord and God and he asks for our full allegiance. We are called to submit our lives to him. At the same time, Jesus says he doesn’t call us servants, but his friends. How can this be? In Making Jesus Your Lord & Friend (3 of 6), Pastor David reveals what it means to confess that Jesus is both Lord and friend.

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Knowing Jesus (2 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus | A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Scripture Reading: John 14:5-10; Luke 9:21-26; 1 John 1:1-3

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We know that Jesus ought to be central and supreme in our life and church, but which Jesus? We’re all tempted to fashion Jesus in our own image. It’s never been more prevalent that it is today in Western culture where individualism and moral relativism reigns supreme. When our view of Jesus develops apart from the Christ of history, we inevitably have him affirming things that reflect our own fallen desires and religio-political agendas. In Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (2 of 6), Pastor David calls us as saints and sinners to let our knowledge of Jesus be shaped by the New Testament.

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Knowing Jesus (1 of 6)

Sermon Series: Knowing Jesus: A Worship Series for Saints & Sinners
Sermon Title:
Nothing Greater Than Jesus
Scripture Reading: John 10:30-33; 14:6; Philippians 2:5-11; 3:8-11; Colossians 1:15-20; 2:2-3

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What are you jazzed about? What excites you and sets you aglow when you talk about it? In other words, from what or whom do you get your life? We were meant to get our life from Jesus, but too often Christians are on about many other things, least of all knowing him and making him known. What does it look like when our desire to know Jesus is greater than everything else, making the rest look like garbage in comparison? In Nothing Greater Than Jesus (1 of 6), Pastor David challenges us to consider whether or not Jesus is really central and supreme in our lives and in our church.

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