"These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name." John 20:31
The Purpose of John's Gospel
"That you may believe." and "That you may have life."
The Structure of John
The Revelation of Christ
The Rejection of Christ
The Redemption of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ
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In 1643, during a time of political turmoil, military conflict and threats to religious freedom, the English Parliament called upon 121 "learned, Godly and judicious" pastors, teachers and Theologians, to meet at Westminster Abby to provide considered guidance on issues of Faith and conduct, doctrine and devotion, applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.
The Westminster Assembly produced what has been described as the finest, most Biblical description and definition of Christian life, faith and practise. The Westminster Confession, The Larger Catechism and The Shorter Catechism, have been adopted as the standards for most Reformed Churches.
You Have an Appointment
There is one appointment none of us will miss. In fact none of us will even be able to be late for this appointment. "It is appointed unto man once to die and after this to face judgement." Hebrews 9:27. There is nothing more certain than death and nothing as uncertain as the time of dying. We should therefore be ready at all times for that which may come at any time.
Beware of Greed
Someone in the crowd urged the Lord Jesus to help him obtain from his brother a better share of the inheritance. The Lord responded with a warning: "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed, a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:13
Life is More Than Possessions
And He told them this parable: There was a rich man - a productive man who had plenty. He had power and prosperity and possessions and could live for pleasure - "Take life easy, eat, drink and be merry."
But God said to him: "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get, what you have prepared for yourself?"This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich towards God.