[personal profile] fardell24
23 April 2017
Colossians 1:15 - 20
John 20:30, 31
Acts 4:12

John 20:31
Exclusive Truths - Society believes that they risk breaking the social cohesian.
A significant collision between the Gospel of John and the beliefs of modern day society.

John wrote his Gospel so that we would believe in Jesus and what He has done.
1. Do you believe in Jesus?
2. Do you have confidence in Eternal Life?

7 Claims

I am the Bread of Life
John 6:35

A spiritual thirsting - that is sated by Salvation (Justification).
Jesus' bread is completely different to the mana that sustained the Israelites in the wilderness.

I am the Light of the World
John 8:12
In Jesus is light - the darkness cannot overcome it.
Jesus is the inexhaustible source.
To Follow Him - Following Him -Following the lighted path.

I Am the Gate
John 10:7
the Shepherds were the access to the sheep.
Jesus offers access to safety and security.

I am the Good Shepherd
John 10:11
Jesus is committed to love and to lay down His life for us.

I am the Resurrection and the Life
John 11:25, 26

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life
John 14:6
Jesus is the absolute truth.

He is the only way.

I am the true vine
John 15:1
The source of vitality. A relationship belonging to the Father.
The branches are useless (and cannot bear fruit) if they aren't connected to the vine.
He wants us to have a sense of security in Eternal Life

We are on a collision course with the tolerant culture of today. We need to have confidence in our faith.

September 2017


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