Joseph, a Secret Disciple

January 31, 2016 ()

Bible Text: John 19:38 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Jan. 31, 2016 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

John 19:38

Joseph, a Secret Disciple

Intro

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.

Conclusion