2 keynote sermon

Sunday February 16 "Life" Pastor Wood

    1. Topic:  LIFE (Eternal) a person’s new and redeemed existence in Jesus Christ that is granted by God as a gift to all believers. Eternal life refers to the quality or character of our new existence in Christ as well as the unending character of that life. The phrase, “everlasting life,” is found in the Old Testament only once (Dan. 12:2). But the idea of eternal life is implied by the prophets in their pictures of the glorious future promised to God’s people.

      The phrase, “eternal life,” appears most often in the Gospel of John and the Epistle of 1 John. John emphasizes eternal life as the present reality and possession of the Christian (John 3:36; 5:24; 1 John 5:13). John declares that the believer has already begun to experience the blessings of the future even before their fullest expression: “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

      1. Text; John 20:30 (ESV) 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
      1. Text; John 20:31 (ESV) 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
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        1. his name

      I want to be like Jesus

      I want to talk like Jesus: words of Truth my mouth to speak.

      I want to walk like Jesus: carefully with holy feet.

      I want to see like Jesus: tenderly with a loving heart.

      I want to be like Jesus: Spirit-filled and set apart.

      I want to live like Jesus: faithful to my God above.

      I want to give like Jesus: not of duty, but of love.

      I want to pray like Jesus: “Father, not my will, but Thine…”

      I want to stay like Jesus, in God’s presence all the time.

      ~ Author unknown ~