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11-12-17 What Are We to Do

What Are We to Do?
John 11:38-57
In the raising of Lazarus, Jesus said the Son of God would be glorified so that they (we) would believe in him. This glory is grounded in Jesus being “the resurrection and the life” and demonstrating that by raising Lazarus. All people must respond to Jesus and the challenges His call brings to our lives.

11-05-17 Godly Compassion

Godly Compassion
John 11:28-37
In the raising of Lazarus, Jesus told his disciples the Son of God would be glorified so that they would believe in him. This glory is grounded in Jesus being “the resurrection and the life” and later demonstrating that by raising Lazarus. But his glory was also seen in his delay in coming at the request of Martha and Mary. Today we see Jesus’ glory in his godly compassion. There is so much more to John 11:35, “Jesus wept,” than merely being the shortest verse in the Bible.

10-29-17 I Am the Resurrection and the Life

I Am the Resurrection and the Life
John 11:17-27
John wrote his gospel, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31) In the last two messages we saw that believing in Jesus means we trust in the integrity of all His bold claims and the evidence of His gracious power and works. We also saw the connection Jesus clearly makes between our faith and the glory of God. Today we see how faith is grounded in the resurrection of Jesus.

10-15-17 Faith and the Glory of God

Faith and the Glory of God
John 11:1-16
We remember that John wrote his gospel, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31) Last week we saw that believing in Jesus means we trust in the integrity of all His bold claims and the evidence of His gracious power and works. Today we look at the connection Jesus clearly makes between our faith and the glory of God.

10-08-17 Believing in Jesus

Believing in Jesus
John 10:22-42
Jesus’ bold declarations and miraculous works were often controversial and divisive. Some chose to believe in Him and some chose not to believe and some even chose to do Him harm. Believing in Jesus was never a blind leap of faith. The scriptures never describe faith in that way. Faith rests in a conviction about the truth of who He is and what He does.

10-01-17 The Good Shepherd Knows His Own

The Good Shepherd Knows His Own
John 10:1-21 & Psalm 23
Behind Jesus’ declaration, “I am the good shepherd.” is the richness of David’s Psalm 23. Last week we considered the good shepherd laying down his life for the sheep. This week we will explore how the good shepherd knows his own and his own know him.

09-24-17 The Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

The Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep
John 10:1-21 & Psalm 23
After Jesus makes the exclusive claim, “I am the door of the sheep,” he now gives a more pastoral image, “I am the good shepherd.” This week we consider the good shepherd laying down his life for the sheep. Next week we will explore how the good shepherd knows his own and his own know him. Behind both of these declarations is the richness of David’s Psalm 23.

09-17-17 I Am the Door of the Sheep

I Am the Door of the Sheep

John 10:1-10

At the end of the account of Jesus healing a man who was born blind, the Pharisees ask Jesus if they are also blind (spiritually). Jesus responds that they are not blind because they say “We see (understand).” Then he addresses them, while others listen, with his voice of certainty and authority, “Truly, truly, I say to you.” As always, His words are for us as well.

09-10-17 These are Written- John 1-9 Recap

These Are Written
John 1-9
Today we return to the Gospel of John. Because there has been a three month break in the continuity, I thought it best to ease back into this series by doing a recap of the first nine chapters of John. We also remember that John stated his purpose for writing his gospel in John 20:31, “these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

09-03-17 Worship – Mind – Engaging Spiritually

Worship: Mind – Engaging Spiritually
Romans 12:1-2
In our six week series on worship we have focused on music which is the expression of the soul, prayer which is the language of the heart, the Word which gives us the will of God, the offering which is a response to God’s blessings and communion, in which we experience God’s presence. We conclude with the role of our minds engaging spiritually in worship as we: