Even though Jesus had told His disciples that He would rise from the dead, they still did not believe. Even though we know that God loves us and died for us, we also fail to believe. Today's sermon explores the need for faith especially during times of doubt.
The suffering of Our Lord at Calvary is a picture of salvation; as we study the scene, we realize that when we accept Christ as our Savior - we receive a new power from God, a new access to God, and a new family of believers!
When He came to the end of His life, Jesus had no regrets because He always did the Father's will. In fact, everything He did fulfilled the Scriptures and assures us He is the only One that could save us from sin! Sermon is from John 19:28-29
In the act of Jesus giving His earthly mother, Mary, to John so he could take care of her showed not only the love that Jesus had for His disciples and followers, but also the love that the household of faith should have for each other in their walk of discipleship.
We should not show favoritism toward anyone; the gospel is for everyone and Jesus died for all. Instead, we must fulfill the royal law which is to love everyone no matter who they are! (Sermon from James 2)