Jesus gives us power, purpose, and his presence to join in his Co-Mission to go and make disciples of all nations by baptizing and teaching in the Triune name of God.
I. From the Creation of the World, Genesis 1:1-2
II. In the Early Church, Luke 1:35, Acts 2:21
III. In Our Lives and Our World. I Cor. 12:3, Luke 11:13, I Cor. 6:19-20
Texts: Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Focus Statement: Christ gives us his body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
Function Statement: That they would remember Christ’s sacrifice and recognize his body.
Sermon: “Lazarus, Come Out!”
Text: John 11:1-53
Focus: Jesus’ powerful Word raises the dead.
Function: That they would believe in Jesus and have eternal life.
Sermon: Seeing and Being Seen
Texts: John 9
Focus: Jesus sees us for who we are and gives us eyes to see him as Lord.
Function: That they would see people how Jesus sees them.
Text: Psalm 95
Focus: God made us and saves us.
Function: That they would worship God in Spirit and truth
Sermon: Upon the Mouth of Yahweh
Texts: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95:1-9
Focus: When we grumble against the preaching of God’s Word, we reject God himself.
Function: That they would believe and obey the Word of God their pastor preaches and teaches.
Sermon: Leaving Something Behind
Texts: Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Focus: Abraham built altars in Canaan as a legacy of faith in God’s promises.
Function: That they would leave something behind for the next generation of believers.
Texts: Genesis 3:1-21; Psalm
Focus: When we come out of hiding, God covers our shame.
Function: That they would confess their sins and receive God’s grace.
Sermon: A More Sure Word
Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Focus: God’s written Word is reliable and true.
Function: That they would read and listen to the Bible