Friday, February 03, 2012

Jesus Alone

A lot of attention has been paid to Peter by Christians, and it is easy to see why. Both heroic and tragic, Peter seems to embody the best and the worst of Jesus' faithful Eleven. He is an irresistible figure. We readily identify with him.

However, when the apostle John tells us the story of Jesus' trial and Peter's denial, the spotlight is not on Peter. It is on Jesus. In fact, John tells the story of Peter's denial in such a way as to blazingly reveal that Jesus alone fulfilled the Father's will and accomplished redemption. This takes us right to the heart of the story of redemption. Join us this Lord's Day to look to Jesus alone.

"These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."

Songs
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (#137)
Doxology
The Savior of the World (#127)
Hallelujah! What a Savior (#128)
Not All the Blood of Beasts (#136)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Exodus 23:20-33; Psalm 119:49-64
New Testament: Galatians 2

Sermon
Jesus Alone - John 18:12-27

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