Sermons by Daniel Kendall (Page 39)

Sermons by Daniel Kendall (Page 39)

John the Baptist’s Verdict: Jesus is Divine (John 1:29-34)

Jesus is the One John the Baptist has been talking about John has been telling everyone that there is Someone coming Who is greater than him. When Jesus comes, John instantly points people to Jesus and declares Him to be the One that they must follow. John the Baptist did not know Who the Messiah was going to be John the Baptist did not know Who the Messiah was. He knew that the Messiah was coming after him, but he…

Behold the Lamb (John 1:29)

We are to behold Jesus Salvation is by beholding, or looking to Jesus alone. This beholding is a great picture of faith. It is not our works that save us; it is our looking to Jesus that saves us. The word “behold” is imperative; this means that it is absolutely necessary to believe in Christ. It is also singular, meaning that faith must be exercised by each individual who desires salvation. Jesus is the Lamb Jesus is the Lamb who…

Who is John the Baptist? (John 1:19-28)

John the Baptist is not the Christ John the Baptist emphasizes that he is not the Savior. Salvation is not found in John the Baptist. John the Baptist is not Elijah or some great prophet John did not seek accolades or a reputation for himself. He flat out denies that he is the second coming of Elijah or any great prophet. He is simply a man born from a woman. John the Baptist is the Voice that prepares the way…

The Right Use of the Law (John 1:15-18)

John the Baptist testifies to the Deity of Jesus John the Baptist confirms the Apostle John’s teaching that Jesus is God in the flesh. He declares that Jesus, Who was born after him, actually preceded him in existence. John also declares that Jesus was greater than he was. John the Baptist is very clearly declaring Jesus to be the Eternal God become flesh. In Jesus we receive an overflow of God’s grace because of God’s grace All humans receive an…

The Miracle of the Incarnation (John 1:14)

Jesus was made flesh Jesus, the Son of God, has always existed as God. He was made flesh (incarnation). God became a man in the womb of Mary. Mary was a virgin, so that which was born of her was the Son of God not man (Luke 1:34-35). Jesus dwelt among us The word “dwelt” is the word for “tabernacle.” Jesus “tabernacled” among us. He was the presence of God in our midst. He knows what it is like to…

Christ Must Be Received By Faith (John 1:12-13)

Jesus Christ must be received There is no hope for mankind except in receiving Jesus. We cannot continue to reject Him. We must receive Him if we are to find life. Salvation is only in Jesus. He who has the Son has life (1 John 5:12). Those who receive Christ are given the power, right, and privilege to become sons of God Only those who receive Christ are given the privilege to become the children of God. Salvation is when…

The Light Rejected (John 1:9-11)

Jesus is the True Light Jesus is the Light of the World. He is the only One Who can dispel darkness. He is the subject of John the Baptist’s testimony and all of Scripture. All creation exists because of Him. Jesus gives light to every man All men are born with a conscience that teaches them right from wrong. This internal moral compass has been severely damaged by the Fall, but men still know right from wrong because of their…

John the Baptist: John’s First Witness (John 1:6-8)

John the Baptist is a man sent from God John the Baptist and all the prophets are men sent from God. They speak for God. We must listen to them because they speak for God to us. All the prophets point to Jesus as the only way to the Father. John comes from God and points us to Christ. John the Baptist is a witness A witness simply states what they have heard and seen. They repeat what they have…

Man’s Inability & Christ’s Ability (John 1:5)

All men are without excuse The Light of Jesus Christ has shown through nature and men’s consciences since the beginning; however, all men have rejected the Light they have received. There is no one who goes to heck without receiving a measure of Light. They go to heck, not because of their ignorance of the Light, but because of their rejection of the Light. Therefore, all men are without excuse at the judgment (Romans 1:18-20). Men are unable to apprehend…

Jesus is the Creator, Life, and Light (John 1:3-4)

Jesus is Creator Jesus was not just simply there in the beginning. He was the Word that proceeded from God and created everything. Jesus, as the Word, was the “let there be light” that brought light into being. He was the Word that created all things. Jesus is Life Jesus is Life Himself. All living things derive their life from Him. He is what gave Adam’s lifeless corpse being. All human life is derived from Him. He is the one…

Jesus is the Eternal God (John 1:1-2)

John begins his Gospel with the same words that begin Genesis. He uses the phrase “in the beginning” to show that Jesus was there with God and as God at creation. John systematically lays out the nature of Jesus: 1. Jesus is “the Word” Jesus is the public declaration (“Word”) of the mind, will, nature, and character of God (John 1:18). The concept of “Word” shows the Trinity in that God the Father ordains salvation, and God the Son declares…

The Purpose of the Gospel of John (John 20:30-31)

1. That we might believe that Jesus is the Christ John is writing to prove that Jesus is the “Anointed One.” Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies. He crushed the head of the Serpent. He will reign forever on the throne of David. He has ushered in the New Covenant. He forgives our sins. 2. That we might believe that Jesus is the Son of God John is writing to prove that Jesus is divine. He…