Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on John 13:31-35.
Imitating Jesus (John 13:31-35)
Additional notes on the text:
v.31: “glorified” (an example of “prolepsis,” a future event spoken of as a present reality (2 Timothy 1:10; Ephesians 2:6; Romans 8:30, etc.)).
vv.31-32: Jesus and God are inseparably bound together.
I. Jesus calls His disciples “___________________” (John 21:5; Matthew 18:1-3).
A. Jesus fulfills the Passover role as _________ of the family.
B. Jesus speaks as a _________ father to his children, giving them boundaries, including a new command.
1. “Where I am going you cannot come” (v.33).
2. “Love one another” (v.34).
a. An important part of our witness to the world is our love for _____________ (v.35).
b. “No one can love the Head and hate the Body” (St. Cyprian).
II. _______________ is learning behavior by observing the actions of others (Matthew 4:19; 1 Corinthians. 4:16; 11:1; Ephesians 4:32-5:2; Colossians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6.)
A. Children learn by ________________ those whom they trust and admire.
B. Whom do you trust and admire?
1. “Just as I have loved you” (v.34) = the ________________ for imitation.
2. “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).