“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). One ministry was about to end. Another ministry was about to begin. The second ministry would be greater than the first ministry. – The first ministry was the ministry of John the Baptist. – The second ministry was the ministry of Jesus the Saviour. What a […]Read More A Christ-Centred Life And A Christ-Centred Ministry
* The Holy Spirit is “the Helper” (John 14:16). How does He help us? What does He help us to do? He helps us to love Jesus. He helps us to keep Jesus’ commandments (John 14:15). * The Holy Spirit “will teach you all things” (John 14:26). This doesn’t mean that we will know everything […]Read More The Ministry of The Holy Spirit
(i) The Holy Spirit comes from God. – The new birth (John 3:3, 7). – “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Luke 3:16). (ii) The Holy Spirit changes us. – “Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” […]Read More The Holy Spirit comes from God. The Holy Spirit changes us.
“We would see Jesus” (John 12:21). The word, “see”, can be used in different ways. * Being able to see, physically Some can see. Some are blind. If we have poor eyesight, we need spectacles. To see Jesus, we need the spectacles of Scripture. We need two lenses – the Old Testament which points forward […]Read More “We would see Jesus” (John 12:21).
Am I going to heaven? – This is the most important question of all. Jesus says, “Unless one is born anew, again, from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Here, Jesus is speaking about the new birth, the second birth, the heavenly birth. His words weren’t spoken to the publican in […]Read More Am I going to heaven?
In John 8, there are three very important verses, which teach us a great deal about the life of discipleship. These verses are John 8:36 – “If the Son makes you free, you are free indeed”; John 8:32 – “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free”; John 8:31 – “If […]Read More Set free by Christ, set free for Christ
John 10:1-42 The Christian life is not easy. The devil ‘comes only to steal and kill and destroy’ (10). Satan was working through the religious leaders. They were trying ‘to stone’ Jesus (31). ‘Again’, they failed (39). They could not take Jesus’ life. ‘His hour had not yet come’ (18; 7:30; 8:20). When Satan attacks […]Read More Jesus Saves. Jesus Keeps. Keep Your Eyes Fixed On Him.