Jesus will teach his disciples that they are going to stand out from this world, because the values of a Christian disciple are inverted compared to the value systems of this world. The result is that the Christian is going to experience trouble in this world, and paradise in God’s Kingdom, while the people of earth will fit in with this world and experience hell in the next life. By the power of God, we too will overcome this world!
We will unpack the differences between the spiritual gifts and the manifestation of the Spirit, and recall the importance of unity in a church with diverse gifts. We will specifically deal with the manifestation of the spirits wisdom and knowledge in a believers life as we do ministry and serve Christ.
Bible Text: John 15:11, Philippians 4:4, Jeremiah 15:16, Psalm 16:11, Acts 13:48-49, 52, 3 John 1:4, James 1:2-3, Habakkuk 3: 17-19, Psalm 51:8, 12 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John, The Vineyard | As we continue on in our Lessons From The Vineyard, we move into identifying what Fruit looks like. We have discussed what Fruit is, what God’s role in us bearing it is, and what is the believers role in bearing Fruit. Now we are walking with Jesus as He explains what Fruit looks like, and today, He tells us that a mature Christian who Abides in Christ will experience complete Joy that transcends understanding!
Bible Text: John 4: 1-42, Psalm 42:1, Isaiah 55:1, Jeremiah 2:13, Zechariah 13:1, Psalm 36:9, Jeremiah 17:13 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John
Bible Text: Jeremiah 33:3,1Timothy 2:1,8, Romans 10:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Daniel 10:10, Philippians 4:6, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:5, 1John 1:14-15, Romans 8:26 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Prayer