John 17:1 – 26
In this chapter we get to eavesdrop on a conversation within the godhead as Jesus prays His sheep into heaven.
Believers do so because their faith in Christ is a gift from God. But God also gives us suffering, as a gracious gift, as a means of joyfully magnifying Christ.
Having spoken about his experience, Paul unpacks what it means for us to live for Christ in a world opposed to Him.
Can you say, ‘For to me to live is Christ’? What are you most passionate about? What are you living for? Only as you see the glory of Christ in the gospel will you treasure Him above all other things. This passage gives us four characteristics that demonstrate a person treasures Christ.
This passage gives us the call to obedience, and the motive and the practice, so that we might trust and obey our gracious God.
Due to technical difficulties the introduction of this sermon wasn’t recorded. If you need any background information, on Deuteronomy six, to fully follow the sermon, please contact pastor Richard Peskett at Nelspruit Bible Church.
The conversion of the thief on the Cross gives us valuable lessons on the need and the nature of forgiveness found in Christ.
In this passage we see the circumstances of Paul’s joy and the secret of his joy, such that we can imitate him and find true contentment in Christ.
God’s Word exhorts believers to rejoice in the midst of suffering because God is working out His good purposes.
Why do churches neglect gathering as a church to pray? See how the early church devoted themselves to corporate prayer as they recognised their utter dependence on God.