Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
04-22-18 Kevin Goins - Rejection
“Rejection” John 6:33-51
No human being finds rejection easy. Imagine, then, what it was like for Jesus. He was the long-awaited Messiah, but when he came to this earth most of the nation of Israel rejected him. The early church was also greatly challenged in knowing that the one they preached as God’s answer to the needs of people was refused by many. The rejection of Jesus was hard to explain then and it is hard for us to explain today. Fortunately, the Bible has an answer.
I. We need to understand that the rejection of his people ______ Jesus. But Jesus was not u__________ by their u__________.
-What did Jesus know that enabled him to keep going the face of unbelief? What did he know that gave him victory in facing rejection?
II. First, Jesus knew that it is all about _______(6:37).
-What do I mean by “It’s all about God?”
A. First, it’s all about God because God is the s_________ of everything.
B. Second, it’s all about God because God is the one who is responsible for everyone who c_______ to f_______ in Jesus.
1. Jesus says, “Those who come into the Kingdom are God the
Father’s g_______ to ____.”
2. This is a different emphasis than we are used to: Normally we talk as if salvation is all about ________.
3. Everyone who belongs to God’s Kingdom is a l______ g______ given by the Father to the Son.
C. Third, it’s all about God because we are not responsible for m________ people come to Jesus.
-There are two things here that are important:
1. First, Jesus takes the l______ of ______ off our backs.
2. Second, Jesus directs our attention to the f________.
III. Second, Jesus knew that what God asked him to do, he w________ do, and n_________ could keep him from it (6:38-40).
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