I Am Sending You (John 20:19-23) - 4/9/23
Easter Sunday is so much more than an empty tomb
It is what that empty tomb accomplished
The resurrection is everything
Validates all that Jesus has said
He is the Messiah. He is God
From Old to New
Provides us our Power, Purpose and Hope 1 Cor. 15:1-58
We must listen to the Words of Jesus… HE IS SENDING YOU.
The Apostle John lays it out perfectly. (His life was a perfect example) HOW TO GO. HOW TO GO AND LIVE FOR JESUS.
Respond to the Gospel.
John 5:24 – Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 20:30–31 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
With the intent to obey
Trust in the ability of
Conversion (Head, Heart, Life)
Keep the Word.
1 John 2:3-6 – 3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
Watch closely. Guarding a prisoner
Desire to please. Obedience is based on understanding.
FOLLOW JESUS. FOLLOW THE WORD.
LOVE, READ, MEDITATE
LIVING OUT THE GOSPEL!
Psalm 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
Psalm119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
1 John 3:16-18 – 16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
OTHERS, OTHERS, OTHERS,
His love toward us
Our love toward others
If we receive
We should give
Daily Walk in Fellowship with Him.
1 John 5:13-15 – 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.