The Signs of Your Times Part 6 “Do You Believe in Jesus?
04-16-2017 by Pastor Eric
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The Signs of Your Times – Part 6
Do You Believe in Jesus?
John has a clear _______________ for recording the miracles that he records.
The Purpose of John’s Gospel
30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Genuine belief in Jesus has benefits for both ___________ life and the ___________ life.
For John, belief in the ____________________ of Jesus was the most important thing.
For many, belief is __________ the essential part of the religious experience
Our struggle with rules, appearances, service or sin, will not be ________________ without belief.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
John’s record of the resurrection of Jesus is highlighted with those who _________________ with belief about the resurrection.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
I believe that many people struggle with believing in Jesus because they are trying to believe in the _____________ Jesus.
What did Jesus do that turned the unbeliever to the believer? ______________________.
Some people are trying to believe in more than a __________________ Jesus.
If you say you believe in the resurrected Jesus but have no joy and no desire to follow Him, there is no _______________ of you in the Bible.
Genuine ______________ brings genuine _________________.
There is an amazing _______________ that awaits those who truly believe.
1 Peter 3:1-9
3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Suffering for Doing Good
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Do I believe in the resurrected Jesus?