05-26-2019 FUMC Bedford Rev Dr Andrew Nunley

Sermon Rev. Dr. Andrew Nunley III Keep God’s Word! Keep God’s Word! John 14:23-29 Word: promise—command—covenant—agreement—scriptures—Logos Whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy! James 4:4-7—”You unfaithful people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility…

05-26-2019 FUMC Bedford Rev Dr Andrew Nunley

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Sermon Rev. Dr. Andrew Nunley III Keep God’s Word!
Keep God’s Word!
John 14:23-29
Word: promise—command—covenant—agreement—scriptures—Logos

Whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy!
James 4:4-7—”You unfaithful people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy. Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn’t God long for our faithfulness in the life he has given to us? But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble. Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.” CEB

Overwhelming victory is ours through Jesus Christ
Romans 8:37—“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” NLT

Receive God’s gift of righteousness
Romans 5:17—“For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.” NLT

Do you want to become Jesus Christ’s Disciple?
John 9:24-27—“So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” NKJV

John 14:23-29 Common English Bible (CEB)
23 Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word that you hear isn’t mine. It is the word of the Father who sent me.
25 “I have spoken these things to you while I am with you. 26 The Companion,[a]the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you.
27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid. 28 You have heard me tell you, ‘I’m going away and returning to you.’ If you loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than me. 29 I have told you before it happens so that when it happens you will believe.

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