Today we look at one of the ‘marks of the church’: preaching. Preaching is ‘proclaiming Jesus so that we might know His riches, through belief in Him, by grace.’ We look at this topic under four headings: Proclaim, Perfect, Protect, Perseverance’.
In this passage, a royal official begs Jesus to heal his son. Jesus tells him that his son will live. John tells us that this was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed.
We sometimes like to hid our life stories from other people because we are ashamed. The Samaritan woman in this passage shares her story with Jesus, although she discovers he knows everything already.
We can waste our energy on useless things. Sometimes we put ourselves at the centre and not God as we should.
God has made his Son, Jesus Christ, the head of the church. Prophecies describe him as being the Cornerstone of the church.
We need a new heart and we need to be born again.
John is writing this book so that we might believe who Jesus is and what he has come to do and out of that belief we receive eternal life. We will focus on verse 17 ‘zeal for your house will consume me’.
Sometimes we think of buildings when we speak of church. This passage shows us the true church is comprised of people.
There is nothing better than knowing Jesus but you can’t know him unless you have been shown him.
John brings another perspectives from the accounts in the other gospels, Matthew, Mark & Luke. His gospel is written after the others and he writes as an older man.