Sermons tagged with ‘John’

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Here Comes the Groom

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Sermon - Here Comes the Groom - photo credits Brenton Little, creationswap

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible describes the relationship of the church with Christ by using the analogy of a bride and groom. This bride-groom relationship plays itself from the beginning to the end of the New Testament, prophetically as well. Identifying the stages of the ancient Jewish wedding can enhance our understanding of prophecy and our own role in it. We are all familiar with the phrase, “Here comes the bride,” but the New Testament emphasis is “Here comes the groom!”

Scripture reference: John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Selfless Devotion to Christ

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The story of Mary of Bethany is a lesson in complete surrender and selfless devotion to Christ. Jesus said of Mary, “She did what she could!” Mary did what she did because she had a perception of Christ that even the apostles at this point lacked. She knew that He was worthy of extravagant love. She gained this knowledge of Christ by sitting at His feet. When Jesus is your treasure, you will spend your life in selfless devotion to Him.

Scripture reference: John 12:1-11; Matthew 26:6-13

He Took My Place

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A view of Jesus’s crucifixion from two different perspectives —
through Pilate’s eyes – one who is guiltless being put to death; from Barabbas’s standpoint – it’s a picture of the innocent dying as a substitute for the guilty.