Church Vision – Week 1 – The City of God – What is the mission of the church?
Jesus’ command to wash one another’s feet points to the humility Christians should have in loving others. But in particular it points to the chief way we exercise that loving humility, that is the way we deal with each other’s sin within the Church. The Church is a community of grace and it displays God’s glory and power most clearly when its members exercise grace towards one another in dealing with sin.
John 13:1-12 – Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet, Preparing them and us for the scandal of the cross. its meaning and message
John 12:37-43: At first, the people would not believe in Jesus; then they could not, because God hardened their hearts. Why does God do this?
John 12:34-36 – Jesus warns the crowd of unbelievers, “Walk in the light before the darkness overtakes you.” Unbelief puts us in a precarious position, in danger, ignorant and with limited chance of rescue. But the opposite is true for those who have faith in Christ, we are safe, we know where we are going and we know that He will never leave us or forsake us.
John 12:9-33 – What kind of kingdom did Jesus come to establish? At the crucial moment Jesus chooses one utterly distinct from the human kingdoms as he sets his face toward the glory of the cross.
John 12:1-8 – Mary, the sister of Lazarus, anoints Jesus and models for us the adoration of God that lies at the heart of life.