John

For God So Loved The World

For the third week of Advent, we focus our attention on the love of God as revealed to us in John 3:16. If there is a verse that summarizes the New Testament, it is John 3:16. For it is here that we learn that the love of God is limitless and active, embracing all mankind. In love, God gave the best, his Son. His Son was not given for one group of people or one nation, He was given so that all, without distinction, without exception, who believe in him might be rescued from destruction and have eternal life.

Living Water

In chapters 2-4, Jesus encounters 4 Jewish institutions and shows that He is the fulfillment or the true reality to which they all point. This morning we examine, the 4th and final institution, a sacred well. As Jesus travels from Judea to Galilee, He purposely travels through Samaria and encounters a women drawing water at a well. There, Jesus offers her living water, a superior water that wells up to eternal life. Remarkably and while breaking many religious and cultural taboos, Jesus reveals his identity as the Messiah first to a Samaritan woman with a painful past. And in so doing, teaches us that the Kingdom of God crosses both social, religious and cultural barriers. The work of the church is to carry the message of gospel, of God's provision of living water to the nations.

Believing Is Seeing

This morning in our text, Jesus returns to the region in which He grew up. And sadly, many there are filled with an insincere faith in Jesus. Rather than being in awe of who Jesus is, many are instead excited and enthusiastic about the miracles Jesus performs. But Jesus has come back to this region such that He might cultivate genuine faith in the hearts of the people. And He does just that as He is confronted by a father whose son has a life threatening illness. His son is at the brink of death and as a father, he is desperate. This father, seeks out the Lord and he receives from the Lord a double blessing-true faith and the healing of his son.

I AM The Bread of Life

The second installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “I AM the bread of life.”

What's in a name?

The first installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “...before Abraham was, I AM.”

I AM The Light of the World

The third installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “I AM the light of the world"

I AM the DOOR

The fourth installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “I AM the DOOR"

I AM the good shepherd

The fifth installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “I AM the good shepherd"

I AM the resurrection and the life

The sixth installment of our eight week series where we will examine who Jesus tells us who he is by studying his "I AM" statements throughout the book of John. This week: “I AM the resurrection and the life"

The King with Dirty Knees

In order to enter the Kingdom of God you must know the King. In John chapter 13 Jesus gives us a picture of the kind of King He is.

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