Gospel of John – Week 42 – Reactions To The Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves that He is stronger than any setback, any failure, any loss, any disappointment this life offers up.  If life has a way of killing dreams, Jesus has a way of bringing them back to life.  Like the early disciples, our reaction to His resurrection is shaped by our complete trust in His promises.  (John 20:11-31)

By |2023-12-05T11:05:05-08:00December 3rd, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 41 – A Burial…Then…An UnBurial

In this passage John introduces us to two formerly undercover followers who step out of the shadows in order to care for Jesus in His burial. We can learn a bit from these 1st century disciples about overcoming challenges and difficulties as we seek to follow Jesus today. (John 19:38-20:10)

By |2023-11-28T08:36:58-08:00November 28th, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 40 – Death On A Cross

This message focuses on Jesus, The Lamb of God, as He sets aside His immunity to pain, enters our world of flesh and blood, tears and death, and brings to a culmination His work on earth by proclaiming, “it is finished!”  We explore three clues that help explain exactly what was going on when Jesus died. (John 19:16-37)

By |2023-11-25T15:05:44-08:00November 19th, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 39 – Rush To Judgment

Are you on a quest for truth? In a sense every life is a pursuit of truth.  But sometimes when people encounter truth, truth encounters them. Truth confronts us with pure reality. That’s what happens in this text.  Events revolves around a legal inquiry into the truth about Jesus of Nazareth.  It occurs at the palace of Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea.  (John 18:28-19:16)

By |2023-11-15T10:21:58-08:00November 12th, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 38 – Truth On Trial

Jesus said of Himself: I Am the Way and The Truth and The Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).  How a person receives this statement makes all the difference in the world.  How we handle The Truth of Jesus changes everything, and being off by just a fraction can have devastating eternal results.  (John 18:1-27)

By |2023-10-25T07:22:39-07:00October 22nd, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 37 – When Jesus Prayed For You

In the final moments before His arrest, Jesus could have prayed for many things, but His prayer was dominated by a single thought – that His followers would portray oneness to the world.  If Jesus posted a sign in front of every church, it might simply read: Unity  (John 17:20-26)

By |2023-10-18T12:37:46-07:00October 15th, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 36 – This World Is Not My Home

Like the early disciples, we too live in a world marked by conflict.  Through this amazing prayer of Jesus, we are reminded that, though we live in this world, our time here is temporary. Jesus prays for His disciples, then and now… that in the midst of this fractured world we might portray some distinctive marks. (John 17:1-19)

By |2023-10-11T09:51:29-07:00October 8th, 2023|

Gospel of John – Week 35 – Four Words That Keep Us Going

In His final statement to the disciples Jesus provides four key words or themes that will keep them (and us) moving forward toward His preferred future for us, rather than back into the uncertainties of this world. (John 16:16-33)

By |2023-10-04T08:44:21-07:00October 1st, 2023|
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