The Last Week – Jesus the Vine

Jesus used many metaphors in his teaching, perhaps none so vivid as the vine metaphor in John 15. What was he trying to convey, and why does it matter for us?

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(Preaching through John’s Gospel. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on September 30, 2018. Yes, we are missing a portion of the text because the sermon from Sept. 23 was not recorded. Oops.)

The Last Week – Being a Messenger of Jesus

John 13 has two interwoven, interacting themes: Judas’s betrayal of Jesus, contrasted with Jesus’s preparation of his disciples to be his messengers. This week we will look at the second; what does Jesus expect of his messengers and what qualities do we need to possess if we want to be one?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on September 2, 2018.)