Lazarus, back from the dead.

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: John 11:1-54

Key Verse: John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?’

This is the third resurrection that Jesus has administered. Jairus daughter raised to life shortly after she had died, then stopping the funeral procession on the way to bury an only son of a widow from Nairn. Now with Jesus’ friend Lazarus the time span between death and resurrection has increased to 4 days.

Jesus does not use His power to roll away the stone or unwrap Lazarus, but involves other people. The resurrection itself is spectacular miracle yet it’s purpose, as with all his miracles, is not to be a spectacle but a sign which authenticates Jesus claims, which in this case was “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” Then people can believe in Jesus based on evidence.

Jesus humanity is shown as he experiences the pain of the death of his friend, but in the execution of the miracle His Divinity is shown. Mary & Martha still looked to Jesus even though they thought all hope was gone.

Sermon Points:
A: Sign of love
B: Sign of life

Series: Authentication Signs

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 23 November 2014

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The man at the pool

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: John 5:1-47

Key Verse: John 5:12 So they asked him, ‘Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?’

Jesus by his actions including healing on the sabbath was showing everyone how to fulfil the law of God. Jesus was keeping the Sabbath holy as God intended, but the Jewish leaders would not listen but rather persecuted him for breaking their man made rules.

Jesus responded to this persecution by teaching them more plainly who He was and by what authority He did what He did, to which they responded by trying all the more to kill Jesus.

Sermon Points:
A: Jesus character v1-14
B: Jesus claims v15-30
Claim 1: Jesus is equal with God the Father
Claim 2: Jesus has life in himself
Claim 3: Jesus will judge the whole world

Series: Authentication Signs

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 26 October 2014

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Jesus’ Authority

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Luke 7:1-17

Key Verse: Luke 7:7b-8
But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, “Go”, and he goes; and that one, “Come”, and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this”, and he does it.’

Jesus has just finished the sermon on the plain. Dr Luke next records for us two miracles. The healing of a dying servant of a rich, powerful, but caring, humble, god fearing, gentile man with great faith in Jesus. Then later how Jesus had compassion on a poor powerless Jewish widow woman raising her son back to life.

Today we will look at the first of these two encounters. The Centurion came humbly but in complete faith recognising Jesus’ authority, he knew that just the Word of Jesus was needed to heal his servant.

The presence of faith and the power of Jesus form an explosive relationship

Sermon Points:

A: Capernaum
B: Centurion
C: Control

Series: One Off

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 20 July 2014

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