Holy Vessels – How do you live your life?

The World’s Party King Belshazzar’s party is nothing less than a drunken brothel. He hosts this party to celebrate his power, might, security and greatness. As we said earlier, a Babylonian heart fuels action. Belshazzar follows a long line of pagan hearts, and he lives for his excellence. He does what he wants, when he wants, without any concern for the things of God. Toasting Idols As if his sin is not egregious enough, he then calls for the Temple’s

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The Good News of Jesus

In today’s world, many are confused and do not know what to hope in. Our world has told us to put our faith and hope in ourselves and our inner being. COVID-19 reminds us that our own power and inner being are so weak. The vanity of our own power becomes apparent when a microbe, a small microscopic particle, can shut down an entire nation and world. The answer to our weakness is not found by finding more of man’s

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John 18

In chapter 18, we journey to the time in Christ’s life where his death is imminent. Judas Iscariot brings the band of soldiers to the place where Jesus often withdraws to pray, the Garden of Gethsemane. The place of arrest is not random or meaningless (nothing is meaningless). Let’s think about the Garden together and see what we can learn. Garden of Gethsemane The Garden of Gethsemane is on the Mount of Olives and is right outside of Jerusalem. The

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John 17

The High Priestly Prayer I. ____________________ is to receive all glory and honor. a. How was this accomplished through Christ? b. What makes Jesus Christ worthy for the task? II. ____________________ manifests the Father to the world. a. Because of this manifestation, the world receives the Word of God. i. Why is the Word of God so important? III. Christ prays for ________________________________________. a. Christ is glorified in _____________________. b. God is glorified in ______________________. c. Where is Christ going? d. What does Christ ask the Father about concerning His people? e. How

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John 16

I always thought it amazing that Christ says, “I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away.“ How could it ever be advantageous for Christ to leave the disciples? Christ is God manifested to the world. Why would it be good for humanity that Christ leave? In His grace, Jesus gives us the answer…“for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”

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John 14

John 14 (along with all parts of Scripture) is alive and active for us today. As we look at John 14, I just want to list some of the powerful statements Jesus makes right before He is arrested. Let not your hearts be troubled. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself. That where I am you may be also. I am the way, and the truth, and the

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John 13

In John 13, we move from Mary’s humble actions at the table where Jesus reclined to Jesus’ humble service of washing the disciples’ feet just days later. When the disciples are bickering about who would be the greatest among them in the kingdom of God, Mary humbles herself and washes Jesus’ feet. Later in the week, Jesus would show His disciples selfish desires or vain conceit would not be the key to greatness. The one who humbles himself and serves

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