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Nov 15, 2015

The Normal Christian Life

Passage: John 13-16

Preacher: Tim Brannagan

Series: International Missions Emphasis

Category: Sermon

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The Normal Christian Life

John 13-16 Jesus’ Last Instructions

 

 

…these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

     

    – John 20:31


The Story of Creation:
explains how ALL things WERE


The Story of Creation:
explains how ALL things WERE


The Story of the Fall:
explains how ALL things ARE


The Story of the Reconciliation:
explains how ALL things COULD BE

 

[16] For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. [17] And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

 

[18] And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. [19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

 

[20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.             – Colossians 1:16-20

 

 

[17] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. [18] All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

 

[19] that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. [20] Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.                            – 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

 


The Story of the Reconciliation:
explains how ALL things COULD BE


The Story of the Fulfillment:
explains how ALL things WILL BE

The Normal Christian Life
John 13-16 Jesus’ Last Instructions

 

[13:7]…“What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”  

 

[12] When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? [13] You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

 

[14] If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. [15] For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

 

[16] Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him …   

  

[19] I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.

 

[34] A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. [35] By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

 

[14:1] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me…

  

[4] …you know the way to where I am going.”

  

[6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

 

[12] “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

 

[13] Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

 

 

[15] “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. [16] And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, [17] even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you…

 

[21] Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

 

[26] But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you

 

[27] Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

 

[29] Now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.

 

[15:1] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. [2] Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit…

 

 

[7] If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. [8] By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

 

[16] You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

 

[12] “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. [13] Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. [14] You are my friends if you do what I command you.

 

[18] “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. [19] If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

 

[20] Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.

 

 

[16:1] “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. [2]  They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

 

 

[3] And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. [4] But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

 

 

[6]…because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. [7] Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. [8] And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

 

 

[13] When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

 

 

[23]…truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. [24] Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

 

 

[16:33] “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

 

The Normal Christian Life
Our Relationship to God
(it’s more than you might think…)

Our Relationship to God
 • believe in me … greater works you will do
 • abide in me … I will make you fruitful
 • find your peace in me … I am your hope and joy

The Normal Christian Life
Our Relationship to the World
(it’s worst than you might think…)

Our Relationship to the World
• the world hates you …  it hated me
• the world will persecute you … it persecuted me
• the world provides tribulation … but take heart …          I have OVERCOME the world … and you can to!

 

[27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ … standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, [28] and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.

 

[29] For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake…

  – Philippians 1:27-29

The Normal Christian Life

“and this is the victory that has
overcomes the world – our faith”
– 1 John 5:4