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Vacation Bible School
June 14-18
Cost: $10 (includes T-shirt)
*Daily activities will be held primarily outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, VBS will be cancelled for the day. You will be notified by 7:00am.
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Project Impact
July 7, 14 & 21
For current 5th-7th grade students
Service projects in the morning, fun activity in the afternoon
Cost: $40
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Pizza with the Pastors
Sunday, May 23, 11:50am
Youth Center Patio
Are you new to Lakes Free? Interested in learning more about the church and how to connect? Join us for lunch and welcome reception. Meet the staff and find out more about our ministries.
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The Darkest Night – The Brightest Glory

John 13:18-38

John 13:18-38

  1. The glory of God’s plan (v. 18-30)

Acts 2:22-24

  1. The glory of God’s Son (v. 31-33)

Daniel 7:13-14

“In the cross we learn more about God’s excellence than in any other moment in history.  In the death of Jesus, we see God’s holiness and love, righteousness and mercy, justice and grace, sovereignty and humility, wisdom and patience.  If we want to understand God, we must study the cross.”  – Matt Carter, Exalting Jesus in John

Philippians 2:9-11

Ephesians 1:20-23 (And God “seated him at his right hand…”)

Philippians 4:4-7

  1. The glory of God’s will (v. 34-35)

How is John 13:34-35 a new commandment (i.e. Leviticus 19:18)?

  • New object = the Church
  • New standard = Jesus
  • New goal = our testimony to the world

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

  1. The glory of God’s grace (v. 36-38)

Psalm 86:5

Sermon Discussion Questions

Questions for Reflection:

  1. How does recognizing God’s sovereignty in the events of Jesus’ betrayal bring us hope for today?
  2. What difference does reflecting on Christ’s love for us make when seeking to live out the Lord’s command in John 13:34-35?

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What was Jesus’ goal in his revelation to his disciples in vs. 18-19?
  2. How is the cross the ultimate display of God’s glory to humanity? What encouragement does recognizing Jesus’ glorification give us for life today?
  3. What is the potential, for good or for bad, in our response to John 13:34-35 as a church? How are we doing in honoring this command?
  4. What encouragements do you take away from knowing the rest of the story following Jesus’ rebuke of Peter?

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