Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Start of the Farewell Counsel - John 13:21-38

Introductory ideas
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  • Warnings scarcely converse everything in this passages, yout it emphaisz3s that which is most prominent in it
    Warns Judas -@ beginning
    Warns Peter - @ end
  • Instructions for the beloved disciples in the nature of warnings–in between
    Misinterpreting the nature of his death 31-32
    Approaching departure – v.33
    Love – v. 34
    Manifest that they are his by love – v. 35
  • Id – betrayer - Judas
    Psalm 41:9:9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
    Matthew 10:36: 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.
    We need more than example and instruction to move us to loving Christ.
  • Simon Peter –
    Sad results of self confidence
    Philippians 3:3: 3For we are the real circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—
    Human pt. of view – Peter fell at his strongest point – bold and courageous
    He steped out on the water
    Drew his sword in the Garden
    No coward
    Trembled at the presence of a made
    in our conscious weakness that our strength lies
    2 Corinthians 12:10: 10For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
    Had not learned that without sustaining grace he could do nothing
    John 15:5: 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    Do we look upon others who fall like Peter would = full of self confidence
    The seeds of every sin are latent in our hearts even when renewed

FCF: We don't confess our dependance on God but our self confidence

Theme: We need a sense of our own inate weakness

T/S – ways to overcome our self confidence

1. We Need to Learn to Love the Unfaithful vv. 21-23

2. We Need to Learn to Love the Truth vv. 24-26

3. We Need to Learn about the Schemes of the Devil vv. 27-30

4. We Need to Learn to Love God Being Glorified vv. 31-32

5. We Need to Learn to Love Loving vv. 34-35

6. We Need to Learn to Love Humility vv. 36-38

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