Sermons on John

Sermons on John

May 5: We Love One Another

  May 5: 6th Sunday of Easter This is the second sermon of a 2-part series entitled “How Shall We Love?” The night before his death, Jesus gave his Disciples a “new” commandment: to love one another. This naturally begs the question, What does this love look like? This short series will only begin to unpack what active love looks like. Today’s worship theme is Loving as the key to joy. The main point is that joy comes from abiding…

April 28: We Bear Fruit

  April 28: 5th Sunday of Easter This is the first sermon of a 2-part series entitled “How Shall We Love?” The night before his death, Jesus gave his Disciples a “new” commandment: to love one another. This naturally begs the question, What does this love look like? This short series will only begin to unpack what active love looks like. Today’s worship theme is living to glorify God, not self. The main point is that the best fruit we…

March 24: Blessed is the One

  March 24 – Palm/Passion Sunday Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (this sermon) Scriptures: John 12:12-16; Mark 15:1-5, 25-39 Today is a day of contradictions. Not unlike the occasional Sunday when we mourn the death of a beloved church member and also celebrate the birth of a baby. Or a funeral,…

March 3: I Will Raise it Up

  March 3 – 3rd Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed #2: For the Sake of the Gospel #3: I Will Raise it Up (this sermon) #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: John 2:13-22 When Moses was around 40 years old, he was shepherding his father-in-law’s flock one day when he saw something peculiar in the distance. It appeared to be a bush that had…

April 16: Our Holy Protector

  2nd Sunday of Easter: Our Holy Protector Scriptures: John 20:19-31; Acts 2:14, 22-32, 37-40; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Growing up, I remember hearing about the time my grandpa was flying across the country, and midway through his first leg of the journey, for reasons we’ll never know, he decided to take a different connecting flight than the one for which he was booked. Imagine his utter shock when later that day he learned that the plane he was originally supposed…

April 2: It Is Finished

  Palm/Passion Sunday: It Is Finished (6/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: It Is Finished Scriptures: Luke 23:44-46; John 19:28-30 Jesus was not a victim. Nothing about the passion of Jesus Christ indicates that his life should have ended any differently than it did. Was…

March 26: I Am Thirsty

  5th Sunday of Lent: I Am Thirsty (5/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #6: It Is Finished Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-3a; John 19:28-29 My guess is that many of you parents of adult children have an experience similar to my parents, which is that they absolutely…

March 19: Woman, Here Is Your Son

  4th Sunday of Lent: Woman, Here Is Your Son (4/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished Scripture: John 19:23-27 Did any of you grow up in a family in which there was a reputation that was expected to be upheld either by behaving in…

January 15: Our Side of Baptism

  Our Side of Baptism (2/2) Note: this video also includes the Wesley Covenant Renewal portion of the worship service. This link to the hardcopy of this service is also the bottom of the page. Scripture: Psalm 50 and John 15:1-8 Other sermons in this series #1: God’s Side of Baptism You might have heard that the someone in Maine has the winning ticket for Friday’s $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawing. But he or she is not yet a…

Oct 30: It Takes a Village

  This sermon was delivered on our Consecration Sunday, when church members turned in their estimate of giving cards indicating their financial support for 2023. Scriptures: John 6:1-14 & Galtians 6:2 In 2007, researchers at The University of California-San Diego did a study on generosity. They called it “The Sharing Game.” Participants in this study didn’t have to do anything other than make a choice between two hypothetical options. Option #1: you could receive $7. Option #2: you could receive…
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