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Sermons on John

Gone Fishing

Two Sundays ago was Easter Sunday.  I hope you were here because it was an especially beautiful service as we gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  The entire service, the sermon, the music, the prayers – proclaimed to all the world our faith that Christ has risen from the dead, and that the fact…

“Seeking Proof of an Empty Tomb”

These past few years have been such an odd season in all of our lives.  I don’t think we have ever been more concerned with purity and sanitation – and with good reason!   Throughout this pandemic, there have been some humorous memes going around Facebook to try to add some needed levity to the seriousness…

Invitational Evangelism: Part 2: Sharing Our Hope

Our second lesson this morning is taken from the fourth chapter of John (vs. 13-15): Jesus replied (to the woman), “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.  But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.  It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” …

#4: “I’m Telling You Why”

We have two readings this morning.  Our second lesson is a portion of the story of the Woman at the Well (from the 4th chapter of John):   25 The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”  26 Then Jesus told her, “I…

#2 – “You Better Not Cry”

On this second Sunday in the Season of Advent, we are continuing our reflections, inspired by that familiar Christmas song, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”  As I was listening to that song, I was struck by how each phrase of the song might echo a theme we find during the Advent season, as we…

#8: “Relational and Invitational Evangelism: Come and See”

Today we are concluding our series of sermons on “Living as a Disciple.”  Throughout the past couple of months, we have considered the seven essential spiritual practices all true disciples of Jesus engage in.  Those practices we have learned about are Prayer, Meditating on Scripture, Corporate Worship, Small Group Accountability, Financial Generosity, and Serving Out…

#1: The Definition of a Disciple

Two weeks ago, we completed a sermon series that went “Back to Basics” as we considered the Path of Salvation that John Wesley, Methodism’s founder, outlined.  It was all based on the grace of God that is at work all throughout our lives, leading us into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ – beginning…