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Sermons on John

A Call to Build Unity

Scripture: John 17:18-26 CEB We learn from this passage, this prayer, that unity is of utmost importance to Jesus. As His followers, we are invited into the unity Jesus experiences with His Father. From within this relationship, we can then build unity with one another. Of course, this is easier said than done. Pursuing unity…

Jesus is the Source of Eternal Life

Scripture: John 17:1-11 CEB These words that Jesus prays to His Father reveal His eternal purposes and priorities. They go straight to the heart of our obedience as His disciples. We may not always want to hear this, but we must follow Jesus by putting aside what we want, by lifting our gaze to take…

Recognized As Christians By Our Love

Scripture: John 14:15-21 CEB   This week we continue to look at Jesus’ teaching that he gave on the night before His crucifixion. In this passage, we see Jesus’ love and care for His disciples, and also hear some guidance for their future. Jesus tells them, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (v.15)…

Experiencing God’s love leads us to trust God

Scripture: John 14:1-14 CEB  Today we celebrate Mother’s Day. Even in this challenging season, we can take the time to honor the woman or women we love on this special day. A good mother exemplifies through her actions the kind of trust that Jesus is inviting us to have in Him as specified in today’s…

Walking in through the Right Door

John 10:1-10 CEB  This passage made me think about doors and how important it is to choose the right one. We must enter through the right door to get into the right place. But, sometimes we go through the wrong door and this leads us into wrong and sometimes embarrassing places. I will tell you…

From Blindness to Seeing

John 20: 19-31 Many Christians might agree with me that the most famous hymn ever written is “Amazing Grace,” isn’t it? “Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found. Twas blind but now I see…”   This hymn describes the most profound reality. We…

Reflection: From Darkness, God brings us Light

Scripture: John 20:1-18 This year we celebrate Easter Sunday in a very different way than what we are used to. Across the world, most churches are remembering Jesus’ resurrection via social media and the internet. It is true that many sanctuaries are empty and closed for public worship celebrations today. But, on this special day,…

Palm Sunday: Universal Unity 

Scripture: John 17:20-26 NIV                                    Today, we celebrate Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of a journey that will take Jesus to the cross. As this holy week unfolds, we will see that the story of the Passion holds both suffering and victory. We celebrate Palm Sunday today, and remember that Jesus rode triumphantly…

Indwelling Spirit

John 14:23-29 23 Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word that you hear isn’t mine. It is the word of the Father who sent me. 25 “I have spoken these…