February 21, 2016

John the Gospel of Light and Life Part 2

Sermon Title: The Invitation to Follow

Sermon Theme: Come and See

Sermon Text: John 1:43-46

 

Introduction: John 1:35-39; John 14:7

A) Christianity MINUS JESUS equals RELIGIOUSITY

B) Jesus INVITES US into HIS LIFE so we may ABIDE IN HIM

 

1) An Invitation to Share

John 1:40-42; Romans 12:2; I Thessalonians 5:11

A) Learning TO ACT OUR WAY into a new way of THINKING

B) Community is about PROMPTING ONE ANOTHER

 

2) An invitation to Witness

John 1:43-46; Matthew 28:19-20

A) It is through the LIVES OF REAL PEOPLE that we see and hear the STORY OF GOD'S GRACE

 

3) An Invitation to Disciple

John 1:47-51; John 8:1-11

A) Jesus is ABOUT ACCESS and not about WALLS OF EXCLUSION

B) Jesus OFFERS ACCEPTANCE which leads to REPENTANCE

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

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