Sunday, April 24, 2016

True Grit or True Gift?

Here to Heaven Series Week 3
John 14:15-17

Is following Jesus difficult or easy?

I. Wrong Approach 1: "NO GRIT"

II. Wrong Approach 2: "NO GRIT" ALONE


IV. Who can RECEIVE this GIFT?

V. What do I need to do?
A. Say I DO
B. Make sure you're RECEPTIVE

Sunday, April 17, 2016

One Way or Many Ways?

John 14:1-6
Jesus' Parting Words to His Disciples
 [14:1] “Do not let your hearts be distressed.1 You believe in God;2 believe also in me. [2] There are many dwelling places3 in my Father's house.4 Otherwise, I would have told you, because5 I am going away to make ready6 a place for you.

What do you make of the very exclusive claim of Jesus?

What is God like?

I. CONTRADICTING OPPOSITES cannot be the same 

II. The Way is NARROW 

John 10:9
I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out,21 and find pasture.

III. But the Room is HUGE!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ice Cream or Arithmetic?

Here to Heaven 1 Series 
John 14:1-6
One college professor said the heart is for religion and the brain is for science.

VALUES - individual choices
FACTS - for everyone
PRIVATE - personal preference 
PUBLIC- scientific knowledge 
RELATIVE TRUTH- for particular groups

2 Tim 3:5

I. Faith is TRUST in something OBJECTIVE. 

John 14:1-6

II. Reality remains REAL whether I BELIEVE it or not.

III. Reality is not RELATIVE. 

Relativism is the idea that there is no absolute truth

Do you see the value of pursuing what is really real over merely pursing personal preferences 

Will you pursue what is really real... Not just 

My next step- I will investigate to see if God is really real. I will do this by investigating