IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD – DOCTRINE IS IMPORTANT – THIS IS OUR TIME – SERMON

April 20, 2015

Summary

Sermon Notes:

 

John 1:1-5

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Why did John write the Gospel of John?

John 20:31

 

This Gospel was written for you to believe!

For you to have life!

Milk & Steak

Front loaded! – Deep meaning!

      Matthew – Genealogy

      Mark – Jumps in with John the Baptist

      Luke – Birth of Christ

      John – Profound statement about, The Logos – the Word

      Synoptic Gospels

John “more” focused on deity of Christ vs. the life of Christ

½ is focused on the last week

Track  –  Names for Christ     Announcements    Word                Light

Who is Jesus? – No guessing!

 

“In the beginning?”  Eternal God!  WOW!  = Our beginning

 

John 17:5

 

Psalms 90:2

John 8:58

 

(1) the Word was with God, (2) the Word was God   HUH???

In other words, “Jesus was with God and Jesus was God”

 

Finite person comprehend infinite existence and wisdom?

 

Lord you area more majestic than:

      The stars and the heavens

      A snow covered mountains

      Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon

 

Romans 11:33

 

HOW IMPORTANT IS SOUND DOCTRINE OR TEACHING?

 

Doctrine of the Trinity

 

Trinity:  In the unity of the Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.- Westminster Confession of Faith

 

Why do we need sound doctrine and how did we get it?

  • 14 major assaults on the Trinity alone!
  • Jesus was born a mere man
  • Jesus was created by the Father
  • Jesus physical body was an illusion or a spiritual body
  • Jesus did not physically die
  • Both God and Jesus died on the cross
  • Other religions

 

      It’s just words…

      It’s no big deal…

      Look what JOHN had to say!

 

1 John 4:2-3 NKJV  By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,  (3)  and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

 

Do you think the Devil is done attacking the church?

 

This is our time!

MOVIE

1 Timothy 3:15

 

1969 Billy Graham – Night Clubs – Medium vs. message

 

Matthew 16:18

 

WARNINGS to the CHURCHES – Revelation

 

Now is your time!

It does matter!

 

 

 

Light – (1) Jesus himself, (2) His Power, (3) and knowledge of the truth

Darkness – (1) Devil himself, (2) His Power, (3) and blindness concerning the truth

 

Conversion of Paul  Acts 26:18

 

Colossians 1:13 NKJV

 

1 Thessalonians 5:5 ESV

 

  • The world does not understand or comprehend the light!
  • Darkness is not just a passive state
  • Man is a slave to sin
  • Man does not understand the things of God
  • The world is not in light but darkness
  • After Adam’s sin – Darkness

 

Genesis 6:5 NKJV

 

  • God is not naturally in man’s thoughts
  • Man made in the image of God – But does not know God
  • Man is made higher than the animals yet he wants to be one
  • Prove he evolved from GUE – Proud of it?
  • Darkness has penetrated man and his thoughts!
  • He suppresses the truth of God (Romans)

 

John 3:16-21 NKJV

 

Darkness of the World

Light of Christ

Done in God

 

Sermon preached at One Way Christian Center, Olustee, OK by Pastor Bryan Walker


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