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This subject will be continued next week. Here are the passages that are covered in this message:

  • 2 Peter 1:5–11
  • 1 John 4
  • John 21:15
  • Deuteronomy 7:6–8

Take Home Points

  • The Biblical meaning of love is complex; it isn’t what you see in the movies.
  • Agape love is a covenental relationship.
  • Love is a decision of commitment that informs the emotions.
  • God loves you because He chose to love you.
  • Being loved by God enables us to love others.
  • The greater you love, the greater love will be!

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Outline—Mark 14:1–11

  1. Poignency of the times (v. 1)
  2. Pains of the religious leaders (v. 2)
  3. Perfume that is extravagant (v. 3)
  4. The forceful protest (vv. 4, 5)
  5. Permanence of her worship (vv. 6–9)
  6. Promise of the guilty (vv. 10, 11)

Take Home Points

  • When you do things for the Lord, He honors you.
  • Judas was one of the 12; he knew religion well, but was a sinner.
  • Is there any Judas in you?
  • Can there be more of Mary in you?

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Outline—John 21

The chapter answers the question, "May I still serve Him?"

  1. Peter’s turmoil (vv. 1–3)
  2. Perfect timing (vv. 4–14
  3. Pointed interview (vv. 15–17)
  4. Prophetic terms (vv. 18–23)
  5. Parting testimony (vv. 24–25)

Take Home Points

  • Don’t think for one minute that you are doing all the work in your relationship with God.
  • God has a very personal work He will do with you in His time. (Silence from God has its purpose.)
  • Complete spiritual restoration is necessary for restoration to service for Christ.
  • Discipleship is:
    • Stewardship (my sheep)
    • Sincerity (love)
    • Surrender (v. 18)
    • Singularity (follow)
    • Solitary (focus)
    • Satisfaction

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Outline—John 20

  1. Prelude to Resurrection (vv. 1–10)
  2. The communion of the church (vv. 11–18) / Rabboni (v. 16)
    1. Mary’s experience (vv. 11–16)
    2. Amazing message of fellowship with an ascended Lord and brotherhood with believers (vv. 17–18)
  3. The commission of the church (vv. 19–23) / Lord (vv. 20 & 25)
    1. Events told
    2. Introductory greeting (v. 19)
    3. Interesting comparison (v. 21)
    4. Insuring action (v. 22)
    5. Incredible commission (v. 23)
  4. The creed of the church (vv. 24–31) / My Lord and my God (v. 28)

Take Home Points

  • Christ speaks to us the same way:
    • I am leaving you. (I ascend.)
    • I commission you. (Peace to you, I send you.)
    • Blessed are those who have not seen.

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Outline—John 19

  1. Trial of a king (vv. 1–16)
  2. Crucifixion of a king (vv. 17–37)
  3. Burial of a king (vv. 38–42)

Take Home Points

  • You cannot be neutral to Christ.
    • If you are unsaved, is He Who He says He is or not?
    • If you are saved, do you obey Him or disobey Him, do you own Him or deny Him?

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Our Lord displayed regal bearing throughout His trial: behavior, confidence, authority, intentions; He was innocent.

Outline—John 18

  1. He was confident in His identity (vv. 1–9)
  2. He was trusting in His obedience (vv. 10–11)
  3. He was claiming God given rights (vv. 12–23)
  4. He was communicating absolute truth (vv. 24–40)

Take Home Points

  • He is King, does He have your allegiance? What limitations do you place on your allegiance?
  • There is no better illustration of God-honoring meekness than Christ.
  • Thank God that we live in a land where our Bill of Rights so much resembles Biblical values!

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