Northwest Bible Church – Jan. 31, 2016 – Worship Service – Alan Conner
Joseph, a Secret Disciple
A. WHY DOES JOHN GIVE US THIS INFORMATION ABOUT JOSEPH?
B. JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
He was from Arimathea.
He was a rich man (Mt. 27:57).
He was a member of the Sanhedrin (Lk. 23:50).
He was a good and righteous man who had not consented to the Sanhedrin’s plan and action to put Jesus to death (Lk. 23:50-51).
He was waiting for the kingdom of God (Lk. 23:51; Mk. 15:43)
He was a secret disciple (only John tell us this, Jn. 19:38).
C. WHAT IS A SECRET DISCIPLE?
1) A definition.
2) The reason for being a secret disciple: FEAR.
3) Some “secret disciples” are not true disciples (Jn. 12:42-43).
4) Some “secret disciples” are true believers.
D. HELP FOR SECRET DISCIPLES.
God loves you.
Boldness comes through being filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8
Do not fear man, but God. Prov. 29:25
Draw near to the death of Christ.