Sermons by Bill Johnson (Page 4)
For I have been told by the word of the LORD… (1 Kings 13:17a). God takes obedience very seriously.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27 NKJV). Following Christ does not make one a Christian, but following Christ demonstrates one IS a Christian.
Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy (John 16:20 NKJV). For a Christian, sorrow might come for a while, but it will be replaced with joy that lasts for eternity.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV). Christians can, should, and must, ALWAYS forgive.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV). Christians can, should, and must, ALWAYS be kind.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10 NKJV). Jesus died that we might live. In His resurrection, we gain eternal life.
And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him… (John 19:17-18a NKJV). Good Friday is about the cross… “that old cross, where Jesus suffered and died.”
On Palm Sunday, Jesus presented Himself to Israel as their king and messiah, and does the same for us today, expecting our response to that offer.
What was Jesus doing a couple weeks before Easter… one week before Palm Sunday?
And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word (1 Kings 18:21 NKJV). There is only one God, and He does not share allegiance.