08 Nov Jesus Is Equal With God – John 5:16-30 – November 7, 2021
In this passage, the Jewish leaders rightly understood that Jesus was claiming equality with God. Jesus took the opportunity to explain that his equality with God means the Father has given him the authority to judge and to give life. With this authority, Jesus came to bear our judgement for sin in his death on the cross, and to be raised from the dead to grant us life. For this purpose the Father sent him. Here, in this historic declaration on earth of the eternal reality of the nature and work of the Son of God, we are being called to hear his voice and believe. If we do, we will pass from death to life; we will live.
Grace Community church exists to build spiritually healthy people for ministry in the world. One of the ways that we pursue this mission is by gathering each Sunday for corporate worship, prayer, and biblical teaching. The corporate nature of this gathering is both edifying to the believer and a witness of God’s grace to the world. Sermon speaker is Scott Patty unless otherwise noted.