December 2019

Fishing For Sheep

This Thanksgiving we don’t want to just say Thanks to God for His many blessings. We want to share in God’s nature by being a blessing and a help to others . In Acts 20:35, Paul quotes Jesus as saying “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” In Mark 10:45 we remember that […]

November 2019

Lazarus, Come Out

In this message we study the eleventh chapter of John which contains the account of Lazarus being raised from the dead. As I have pointed out many times in our study so far these signs serve to teach us important truths about who Jesus is and why He came. This one, of course, is no […]

Seeing a Blind Man Clearly

The ninth chapter of John begins with these words, “As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of […]

Welcoming Jesus Into the Boat

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a man who was punished by the “gods” to spend eternity rolling a large boulder up a hill that always rolled back down to the bottom just before he could reach the top. At times, we’ve all felt like Sisyphus, pouring money and years and energy into the pursuit of […]

October 2019

Hungry People

In this message we continue our study through the eight miraculous signs of the book of John by taking up the account of the feeding of the five-thousand in John 6. This is a rich story and one that is full of weighty significance for the church today. This morning as I was organizing my […]

Helping the Helpless

The purpose of this sermon series, in which we are studying the eight miraculous signs of John, is to see and understand Jesus more clearly. When we describe ourselves as “Christians,” Christ-followers, we are saying that He is the target at which we are aiming our lives. You cannot hit a target that you cannot […]

Is Seeing Believing?

Hebrews 11:1 famously defines faith as being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see, and 2 Corinthians 5:7 calls us to walk by faith, not by sight. We’ve all heard the expression that “seeing is believing,” but when we come to the Bible, which talks a great deal […]

Master of the Feast

***There was an issue with the audio recording of this message. Please refer to the sermon notes for a transcript.***   John concludes his Gospel account with language that almost teases and torments the modern Bible reader by mentioning the existence of many stories about Jesus that went undocumented by himself and the other Gospel […]