Sermon Notes

John 7:1-9

“Do the God Things!

Ever been challenged to do something that you knew was wrong? What compelled you to do it? What stopped you from doing it?  Daily we are challenged to hear from God and then have the courage to do what God invites us to do, also known as the will of God.

God has equipped us with the ultimate GPS – Gifts, Passions, and Stories!

Learning to rely on God’s navigation system is essential to doing the God thing! It takes time, patience and the intentional effort to listen. Like any GPS if we listen well and not get distracted the destination is without reach. 


Temptation comes as an disguise to greatness!

1Jesus later traveled throughout Galilee. He didn’t want to travel in Judea because Jews there wanted to kill him. The time for the Jewish Festival of Booths was near. So Jesus’ brothers told him, “Leave this place, and go to Judea so that your disciples can see the things that you’re doing. No one does things secretly when he wants to be known publicly. If you do these things, you should let the world see you.” Even his brothers didn’t believe in him.


Rose Kennedy of the Kennedy Clan said Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments. Jesus makes the determination this moment. 

Timing is everything!

Jesus told them, “Now is not the right time for me to go. Any time is right for you. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I say that what everyone does is evil. Go to the festival. I’m not going to this festival right now. Now is not the right time for me to go.”

Live God’s Truth!

After saying this, Jesus stayed in Galilee.

Hear the W.O.W., “God’s fulfillment includes you!”