Break the Dawn, Episode 4
Jesus is God even in our most fearful moments.
Review-chapters 13-18 are one all-nighter
Jesus Is God (vv 1-12)
“I AM”--Common English Bible [CEB] ego eimi
Jesus keeps His promise--He can because of who He is
I’ll drink the cup--judgement [Ps 75, Isa, Jer, Hab, Ezek]
In our most fearful moments (vv 13-27)
When we can hide (13-18)
“I am not” ouk eimi
When we can’t hide (19-27)
The rooster crowed, we’re at the Break of Dawn
Increasing Revelation, increasing light, increasing growth
Kingdom is “inverted”
Peter vs Judas Iscariot
This is chapter 3 of ?? in his life
Are you afraid? What chapter are you in?
How do you treat people who at this time are hostile to God?
Do you have insurmountable doubts?
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Don’t stop seeking-“Lord, I find You…”
Break the Dawn, Episode 3
Deep relationships are modeled on God's own mutual generosity.
What does Jesus ask for?
Jesus and the Father in the World (vv 1-5)
Jesus’ request is for glory based on the completion of His mission
I’ve done what You sent me to do with what You gave me to do it
REstore the glory I left behind to do that mission (v5)
“Glorify your son that your son may glorify you.” (v1)
Jesus and the Disciples (vv 6-19)
Jesus asks that His disciples will persevere in unity (v11)
The disciples can overhear this prayer in order that they may have fulfilled joy (v13)
Jesus asks that His disciples be sanctified in Truth (the Word of God, v17)
Jesus and the Church (20-26)
Jesus asks that the Church will be divinely unified
Jesus’ desire is for us to be with Him (Us with God)
What does Jesus get?
If we ask in Jesus’ name, it is given ([14:14] 15:16; 16:23)
Notice the MUTUAL GENEROSITY between Jesus and the Father
Jesus gets what He asks for:
Glory in crucifixion
Perseverance in unity (despite appearances)
Followers with Him in heaven (might not be what we like to imagine)
Why is this hard?
Eternal life = knowing the Father = belief in Jesus
Marriage is not eternal
points to unity with God
This is hard because mutual generosity requires two mutually generous people
This requires trust
We get hurt when not reciprocated
Do you trust Jesus?
Are you trusting His followers?
Break the Dawn, Episode 2
We cultivate lasting joy by truly loving.
Read John 15 (http://www.biblestudytools.com/esv/john/15.html)
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We are cultivated by God to be fruitful (vv 1-9)
Vine Growth is crazy--everybody gets cut (v2)
What is Pruning--fruit for the vinedresser is glory for the vinedresser (v8)
Heat is useful!
Abiding indicates a life-giving relationship (discipleship, love, vv 8-9)
Loose association does not give life (vv 2 and 6)
We cultivate joy by truly loving (vv 9-17)
How to abide? Commandment--“love as I have loved you.” (vv 10, 12, 14)
Lay down His life (v13)
Servants to friends (v15)--sharing plans
Friends & enemies
I will do it (14:14), it will be done (15:7), He will do it (15:16)
Fruit of cultivation is JOY! (v11)
We are helped to cultivate a lasting harvest(vv 18-16:4a)
Fruit of discipleship is hatred
The world is condemned because we follow Jesus (vv 22 & 24)
There is no room for middle ground (v 23)
The Helper cultivates lasting fruit
Don’t be surprised (16:4)
What is expected?
We love Jesus--body/vine
We love one another
We are opposed
Break the Dawn, Episode 1
In our distress we must actively believe Jesus.
We must trust that Jesus can because of who He is (vv 1-14)
Jesus Can Prepare our Future (vv 1-7)
because He is the Way
Jesus Can Prove His Father (vv 8-11)
because He is His Father’s instrument
Jesus Can Provide what we ask (vv 12-14)
because He is God
We must trust that Jesus cares because of who He sends (vv 15-30)
Jesus cares about our life (vv 15-21)
because He sends a forever Helper
Jesus cares about our instruction (vv 22-26)
because He sends a teacher
Jesus cares about our doubt (vv 27-30)
because He gives us what we need beforehand
What does He ask of us? (Balance Beam)
v1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
v11 “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me”
v15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
V31 “Rise, let us go from here.”