A True Portrait of Jesus

Commissioned

Sermon Notes:   1. See the Savior. a) Jesus wants to be known. b) If you want to know Jesus, you need to put some effort into knowing Him!   2. Share the Message. a) Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s great story of hope. b) By faith, everyone who repents can be forgiven of…

The Road To Emmaus

Sermon Notes:   1. A Stranger on the Road. a) If we wait and listen, God promises to open our eyes. b) The Old Testament is filled with stories that point us to a loving, sacrificing, victorious Savior!   2. Risen Indeed. a) When we study the Scriptures in the light of Jesus, our hearts…

Living Savior

Sermon Notes:   1. It is Finished? The women at the tomb thought Jesus’ ministry was over, but really it was just beginning. 2. He is Risen! The resurrection was God’s seal of approval on the work and words of Jesus. 3. Because He Lives. Resurrection is not an event we look forward to, it’s a Savior…

Jesus Died

Sermon Notes:   What aspect of Christ crucified, the Son of God slain for us, strikes or moves you the most?  Is there a specific attribute of God related to that?  Ex: the goodness of God, that He wanted to do good to men so much that He gave His own Son, showing both how…

Road To Calvary

Sermon Notes:   1. Via Dolorosa. We all must carry the cross daily, humbling ourselves, sacrificing, struggling, enduring suffering, and pressing on.   2. Crucified. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.   3. Paradise Coming. God, in His mercy, promises to remember those who by faith look…

Inconvenient Jesus

Sermon Notes:   Luke 23:6-25   6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired…

Motivation

Sermon Notes:   Luke 22:63-23:7   63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders…

Forsaken

Sermon Notes:   1. Love is most beautiful when given unconditionally to those who deserve it least. 2. When you fail, remember, Jesus came to save, not to condemn. 3. The same Jesus that predicted Peter’s denial, also predicted his restoration.     Questions for further thought or discussion. Why was it so hypocritical for…

Why Are You Sleeping?

Sermon Notes:   1. A Rough Road Ahead. a) It was the Father’s plan that Jesus be tried, convicted, and executed. b) Following Jesus is a dangerous yet joyful adventure.   2. Rise and Pray. a) Our desire to do God’s will needs to be stronger than our desire for comfort and safety. b) Prayer…

Servant’s Heart

Sermon Notes:   1. A Servant Leader. a) Great leaders serve their people. b) Jesus set the standard of greatness.  Follow it!   2. An Expectant Leader. a) Jesus sets challenging, hope-filled expectations for His people. b) Jesus believes we can persevere in fruitfulness, despite trial and failure.     Questions for further thought or…