He Is Everything or Nothing


He is Everything or Nothing
John 8; Mark 8:34-38; Ezekiel 33; Ezekiel 24

Pastor Nick Holden

Summary bullet points of this message produced by the transcription app I use (Otter).

• Jesus' departure and its implications.
◦ Jesus emphasizes his impending death in John 8:21-24, highlighting his deity and purpose.
◦ Jesus said he will go away and they will seek him, but they will die in their sins (John 8:22).
◦ The Jews mocked Jesus, saying he would kill himself, but he was actually going to the cross (John 8:22-23).
• Jesus as the Messiah and Redeemer.
◦ Jesus claims that unbelief, not sin, separates people from God.
◦ Jesus emphasizes the importance of belief in His identity as Messiah, Son of God, and Redeemer, warning of perishing in sins without seeing and trusting him.
◦ Jesus is the embodiment of life and light, and anything less is death.
• Jesus' identity and salvation.
◦ Pastor Nick emphasizes the importance of giving up one's life for Jesus and the gospel (Mark 8:34-38).
◦ Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is, and Peter responds with the correct answer: "You are the Christ, the Messiah."
• Jesus' identity and message.
◦ Jesus rebukes Peter for opposing his fate as the Messiah, highlighting Satan's focus on earthly pride and pity vs. God's divine plan and purpose.
◦ Jesus calls for disciples to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him, giving up their lives for Him and His message.
◦ Pastor Nick emphasizes the importance of pleasing God and having a Savior to throw all life and imperfections upon, citing John 8:31.
• Jesus' teachings on freedom and belief.
◦ Jesus emphasizes the importance of abiding in his word to be a ge

Nov 13, 2023
Sunday - PM
Ezekiel 33; John 8
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