Choose Your Friend… Jesus or the World – John 15:12-21

Posted by Calvary Baptist Church on Sep 9, 2013 in Sermons |

Sermon on Sunday September 8, 2013 by Pastor Thomas Tate

 

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CHOOSE YOUR FRIEND… JESUS OR THE WORLD

JOHN 15:12-21  

  • “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
    “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
    “You are My friends if you do what I command you. “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
  • “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. “This I command you, that you love one another.
  • “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
    John 15:12-21

 

IF YOU CHOOSE JESUS…

  • “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

–      John 15:18

  • “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.

–      John 7:7

  •  “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

–      John 15:19

IF YOU CHOOSE THE WORLD…

  • What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
  • You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”?

–      James 4:1-5

IF YOU CHOOSE JESUS…

  • “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

–      John 15:20-21

  • If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.

–      1 Peter 4:14-16

WHO WILL YOU CHOOSE?

  • “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

–      Joshua 24:15

 

 

 

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