Signs and Discourses from John's Gospel

 

Epilogue Part 2: Two Disciples, One Calling

by Scott Masson

September 6, 2009 | John 21:18-25

The path of discipleship is to follow as the Lord sovereignly leads us.

 

Epilogue Part 1: Peter Restored

by Joe Boot

August 30, 2009 | John 21:1-19

Through the grace of God in Jesus Christ, God wants to restore and recommission and send out His people even when we have failed.

 

The High Priestly Prayer

by Scott Masson

August 23, 2009 | John 17:1-26

In contrast to the world’s man-worshipping glory, John shows us a new category of glory reflected in the cross. John uniquely connects Jesus’ suffering with glory. The cross is not the condition of glory. The Cross is God’s glory. In giving the Father glory, Jesus reveals the nature of the Father’s glory. We’re being transformed from one degree of glory to another.

 

Understanding Persecution

by Michael Boot

August 16, 2009 | John 15:23-16:4

Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him. The most mature Christians have often suffered greatly and yet experience great joy. The Comforter helps us and guides us in our persecution. Persecution cements the truth together with the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church.

 

The Work of the Holy Spirit

by Joe Boot

August 9, 2009 | John 15:26-16:15

As we see spiritual success in Christian mission, we are reminded of our total dependence on the work of the Holy Spirit.

 

Christ: The Way and the Truth

by Joe Boot

August 3, 2009 | John 14:1-7

We do not need to be troubled by problems in the world because of who Christ is.

 

The Seventh Sign: Life From the Dead

by Joe Boot

July 19, 2009 | John 11:1-46

The purpose of the signs are that we might believe on Christ and have life by His name.

 

Hearing the Master’s Voice

by Scott Masson

July 12, 2009 | John 10

By our inherited sinful nature, we are blind and deaf; we need to be born again in order for us to hear the voice of the shepherd. Power is the capacity to achieve a purpose. God’s purpose is to win a covenant people for Himself. When Christ seemed powerless on the cross, His life was most powerful in accomplishing God’s purpose. Jesus is working with the Father for the eternal security of the sheep; we need to listen to Him.

 

The Sixth Sign: ‘The Searchlight’

by Scott Masson

June 28, 2009 | John 9

Jesus claims to be the real Moses: feeding the people, walking on the sea, and providing bread in the wilderness.

 

The Sixth Discourse: The Light of the World

by Joe Boot

June 21, 2009 | John 8:12-59

Jesus is the light of the world which illumines all things and rejects the pluralism which is re-emergent in our day.

 

The Fifth Discourse: The Living Water

by Joe Boot

June 14, 2009 | John 7

Jesus' teaching is from God, not His own authority. If anyone wants to do God's will in his heart, he will begin to understand who Jesus is and what God's requirements are.  Every believer should be filled with the Spirit, becoming a conduit of His grace to nourish the world. God's re-creation started with the resurrection and continues to flow out and transform the world.

 

Believing in the Bread of Life

by Joe Boot

June 7, 2009 | John 6:25-71

God does not answer our questions merely to satisfy our human curiosity; He addresses our spiritual needs.