Psalm 69:9 (text)
The signs of Jesus revealed who He was.
The signs of Jesus drew attention to His message.
The signs of Jesus showed something about the kingdom.
The signs of Jesus forced people to respond.
Jesus knows people’s hearts.
He didn’t just know them, then. He knows us, now.
Matthew 3:16-17 Daniel 7:13-14
Key Idea: We need to open our hearts and minds wider to truly embrace who Jesus is.
Jesus is the Word, the Light, the Life, the Fullness of God, the Only God, the Lamb of God, the Son of God, Rabbi (teacher), Messiah and Christ, King, the son of Joseph from Nazareth, the Son of Man
Reading: John 1:1-18
Key Idea: (If we have an intimate, personal relationship like Jesus did with God the Father, and like John the disciple had with Jesus…) Grace and truth should be GROWING and FLOWING in us.
“The older we get, the harder it is to fill your heart with a sense of wonder.”
Wonder is the feeling of amazement or admiration caused by something unusual, beautiful or remarkable.
Jesus did not come to judge the world but to save it.
This Video Rachael mentions can be found here: https://youtu.be/I400jhY2DF0
Jesus is the Gift of God Himself
1 John 4:9
Philippians 2:6-8 (NLT)
Jesus is a Gift to Pay for our Sins
Jesus is a Gift that Restores our Relationship with God
1 John 4:10
Loving Others is a Command
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love Needs to Be Learned
You Can’t Love Without an Open Mind
You Can’t Love Without an Open Heart
You Can’t Love Without Open Eyes
You Can’t Love From a Distance
You Can’t Share What You Have Not Experienced for Yourself
Love Can Change the World
Philippians 3:20-21 We live for something more. Matthew 6: 19-33 We look different than the world. Colossians 3:1-17 We are part of something bigger. Hebrews 13:3 We endure with hope. 1 Peter 1:3-9
Giving is not the same as Generosity
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Generosity Reflects God’s Heart
Romans 8:32 2 Corinthians 8:8-9
Generosity Reframes Our Heart
Generosity Requires Our Trust
2 Corinthians 9:10
Generosity Results in Blessing
2 Corinthians 9:6
Generosity Releases Our Grip
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 1 Timothy 6:18-19
Mission of Portico Church (based on Matthew 29:18-20):
our world with the truth, hope and love of God
those around us to become passionate followers of Jesus
together in faith as a worship community
We Sacrifice Our Lives
We Maintain Our Humility We Embrace Our Diversity We Use Our Gifts We Give Our Best