Resolved to Engage the Culture

January 19, 2020 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Resolved 2020

Topic: Resolved 2020 Passage: John 1:1–1:17

RESOLVED TO ENGAGE THE CULTURE
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 1/19/2020
John 1:1-17

Sermon Theme: How do we respond to a culture of hatred and death, racism and abortion? We follow Jesus' example, who is the truth and speaks the truth, and also extends grace. Therefore, our lives should be saturated with grace and truth as we engage the world around us!

I. Jesus Embodies Grace & Truth (John 1:1-17)
  A. Jesus Is the Embodiment of Truth
    1. Declarations of Identity - "I AM" Statements
    2. Declarations of Warning (Matthew 23:1-36)
  B. Jesus Is the Embodiment of Grace
    1. Pharisee Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
    2. Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4:7-42)
    3. Doubting Thomas (John 20:24-29)
    4. Denying Peter (John 21:4-19)

II. Jesus Extends Grace & Truth (Psalm 139:1-16)
  A. God Knows the Truth About You (Matthew 10:26)
  B. God Offers Grace Despite You (Ephesians 2:8-10)

III. Jesus Empowers Grace & Truth (Application)
  A. We Need to Embody Truth
    1. We need to know the truth
    2. We need to speak the truth
  B. We Need to Embody Grace
    1. We need to model grace
    2. We need to offer grace

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