Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
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4-9-22 Teaching [Made yesterday ]
Sunday Sermon videos-
.See the Cathedral and Downtown C.C.
.Parable of the vineyard
.Not anti Semitic
.Parables/teaching in 1st century context
.It’s not about ‘eternal security’
.John Wesley ‘the world is my field’
.You all have your own recording studio
PAST POSTS- [Past teaching I did that relates to this post- Verses below]
(614) JOHN 15 [Radio # 598] Jesus tells the disciples they are the branches, he is the vine. If they truncate themselves from him they will perish. In the world of ‘once saved always saved’ and ‘if you walk away you are lost’ a lot of these verses become arguing points. I believe the main context here is sort of like when I taught Hebrews [read chapter 6 of the commentary on this blog]. I see Jesus telling the disciples as a microcosm of the Nation of Israel ‘If you don’t continue in the Old Testament revelation of me as Messiah, then you will be cut off [AD 70] and be destroyed’. Basically Jesus telling Israel ‘you must remain in me [after all you have all come from me! John 1:1] if you want to be fruitful’. Jesus says ‘I want you to have full joy’ in the same context of bearing fruit. God designed all of us to be active participants in the spreading of his kingdom. In many modern scenarios you have the Pastors and staff finding fulfillment, but the average church attendee is simply a funder of the organization. They see everything thru this paradigm. ‘Give sacrificially, we can reach the world!’ It’s good to give sacrificially, but God wants all of us to ‘reach the world’ to be active participants in this thing. [Some sites see here https://ccoutreach87.webstarts.com/blog/post/sunday-sermon-211 ]You can’t have ‘full joy’ unless you do the