Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: John 14, Ephesians 4

  • John 14:1-2 I go to prepare a place for you
    • This statement meant the cross for Jesus
  • Luke 22:7-13
    • Jesus went ahead of them in preparation as a picture of what He was about to do (John 20:21)
      • There is a Marriage Supper of the Lamb in heaven (Revelation 19)
      • Home means we are special, loved and welcomed
    • Passover is a commemoration of the angel of death passing over the homes of those who put the blood over their doorposts (Exodus 11)
      • Jesus was the Passover lamb for all humanity (Hebrews 9:22)
      • Jesus now has the keys to death and Hades because He rose from the dead (Revelation 1:18)
    • We have to prepare here (earth) to go there (heaven)
      • This starts with salvation
      • It continues with sanctification
        • v. 10 Take a faithful step (2 Corinthians 5:17)
          • Faith looks like learning and doing the Word
        • v. 11 Take a practical step (Romans 10:9-10)
          • The sincerity of our prayer of salvation is reflected in a transformed life (Ephesians 4:17-24)
        • v. 12 Take a spiritual step
          • Jesus wants relationship with us, not rule following
        • v. 13 We will always find it the way He tells us it will be when we do it His way