26 December 2021
Bible Reading: John 11:1-27
Main Point – We use our time correctly only when we live in submission to God’s purposes in the light of eternity.
1. Jesus used His time correctly by living in submission to God’s purposes in the light of eternity.
2. How Jesus did not make decisions.
a) Jesus did not make decisions based on the pressures of His friends. (v.1-4)
b) Jesus did not make decisions based on the emotions of the moment. (v.5-6)
c) Jesus did not make decisions based on the threats of His enemies. (v.7-11)
3. How Jesus did make decisions.
a) Jesus made decisions based on what would glorify God. (v.4)
b) Jesus made decisions based on walking in the light of God’s purposes. (v.9-10)
c) Jesus made decisions based on helping others to come to faith and/or grow in faith. (v.15, 25-26, 42, 45)
3. Some applications
a) Make sure that you are in submission to God and His will.
b) Keep in fellowship with the Father.
c) Prayerfully establish and maintain godly priorities.
i. Seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness.
ii. Love God and love others.
iii. Ask God to give you few people whom you can help to come to know Him and to grow in Him.
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