In Jesus’ last night before he goes to the cross, He comforts his disciples even in light of Him going away.
Christ has died. Christ has risen. What next? Christ will come again. In particular, when Jesus returns, he will come to judge the living and the dead.
Bible Text: John 21 | Preacher: Marcelo Morbelli | The book of John finishes with this incredible interaction between the resurrected Jesus, and his failed disciple Peter. As he restores him and reinstates him, we see the powerful mercy and grace God offers us all. In doing so, we can have complete trust in the eyewitness accounts of Jesus and trust what they say about who he is and what he has done.
Bible Text: John 21:15-23 | Preacher: Dan Lee | Series: Seeing Jesus' Glory | Jesus rose. So what? John writes one more chapter to answer that question. In Peter, we’ll see how Jesus not only offers forgiveness but also his invitation to follow.
Bible Text: John 20:1–29 | Preacher: Grant Borg | Jesus told his disciples that he’d rise from the dead, but they didn’t seem to believe it until this moment, Thomas being the last to see. Then, from the biggest critic comes the clearest confession of Jesus’ identity in scripture, ‘My Lord and my God’. The resurrection of Jesus brings us to see his true identity – he not simply Lord and God, but died and rose again so he could be my Lord, and my God. It’s our prayer this Easter Sunday that you would come to this same realisation.
Bible Text: John 20:19-31 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Seeing Jesus' Glory | From Thomas the greatest cynic filled 100% disbelief comes the greatest confession of Christ as Lord and God.
Bible Text: John 19 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Seeing Jesus' Glory | Jesus was clear to Pontius Pilate and to us that “everyone on the side of Truth listens me.” For truth is a person and that person is our Lord Jesus.
Bible Text: John 18 | Preacher: Grant Borg |
The Apostle John has written this biography of Jesus so that we’d believe that he was the Saviour of the world and the divine Son of God. In this passage – Ch. 18 – John does this by showing us the raw power of Jesus, especially in contrast to the weakness of the men around him. We see why Jesus is worth trusting and why it was absolutely necessary that God’s Soon was the Saviour of the world.
Bible Text: John 18 | Preacher: Mark Boyley | Series: Seeing Jesus' Glory | Why do we fight God? Jesus was deliberate in getting arrested, and determined to use His divine power to go to the cross and save us.
Bible Text: John 17 | Preacher: Grant Borg | After spending all night with his disciples, Jesus now lifts his eyes and prays to his Father who is in heaven. In this passage, we get the privilege of hearing God the Son speak to his Father to hear what was on his heart just hours before his death. Although it shouldn’t surprise us, what we hear on Jesus’ lips is what is in his heart, and there we find his Father’s glory, his disciples, and us.