Exalting Christ and Loving People

John 6 – Surrender to Sovereignty

Pastor David continues through the book of John, focusing on John 6:37-47. This is also our Remembrance Day service, where we will be honoring our veterans and those who put their lives on the line for our country.

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I.  GOD’S WILL IS _______________________

  • The Father sovereignly ____________. (John 6:37,39)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. 

(Ephesians 1:3-5)

  • The Father sovereignly _______________. (John 6:44)
  • The Father sovereignly _______________. (John 6:45)

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?… So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:14, 17)

II. GOD’S WILL IS ___________________

Your salvation is as _______________ as the ___________      between God the Father and God the Son!

-John 10:27-30

III. GOD’S WILL REQUIRES _______________________

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)

Digging Deeper

Q1:  Have you ever experienced or witnessed the trauma of NOT being chosen? What kinds of painful emotions did that neglect/rejection produce?  

Q2: Pastor David said that if you are a Christian you are hand-picked gift from God the Father to God the Son!  How does that truth impact you? 

Q3: God is a teacher.  We are to be students; listeners and learners.  What do the following verses from Proverbs teach us about being good students?

Proverbs 10:8, 17; 12:1, 15; 13:1,18; 15:31-32; 21:11; 23:12; 24:6; 25:12; 29:1

Q4: When you think of security, what kinds of issues or images come to mind?   Why is security important to you?

Q5: What do the following verses teach you concerning our security in Christ? 

II Corinthians 1:22, Phil. 1:6, Ephesians 1:13-14, I John 5:11-13, Romans 8:38-39. 

Q6:  Why do you think people in general have such a hard time “surrendering” to the Lord?  Why do we, as believers, sometimes struggle with the same issue?

Q7: Read Isaiah 35.  How does this passage encourage your heart as you think about your decision to journey on the narrow road?