Barrier (defn): any obstacle that prevents movement or access. Anything that restrains or obstructs progress. A limit or boundary of any kind.
Jesus broke the barrier of sin. Jesus broke the barrier of death. Jesus wants to break through the belief barrier. John 20:30-31 The only barrier Jesus won’t break through is a heart that won’t let him in.
This was our Good Friday worship, and the readings for this day were from the following sections of John’s gospel:
John 13:1-2, 21-22, 31-38 John 14:32-33 John 18:1-13, 17-1825-32, 38-40 John 19:1-8, 12-16
Matthew 27:62-66 text
Hold on to DAY THREE HOPE when we’re going through days one or two.
John 14:32-33 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home… I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn
its place, that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out
of it? Job 38:12-13
3 Belief Lessons Taught by Jesus
#1 Change from What Jesus is to Who Jesus is!
Jesus said, “When you
have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, If you hold on
to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and
the truth will set you free.”
#2: Trade your Status in for Relationship
He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do
not hear is that you do not belong to God.
My Identity in Christ: Because of Christ’s redemption, I am
a new creation of great worth. I am deeply loved completely forgiven, fully
pleasing, totally accepted by God and absolutely complete in Christ.