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Sermons on John

Connect with Love

John 13:34-35 (TEV) “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” ———————————- How many of you have played the game, “Connect Four?” The premise of…

#1:  Looking Upward – Worship God with Head and Heart

Today we begin a three week sermon series we’re calling W+2.  For several weeks you have seen teasers in the emailed newsletter and in the bulletin, and this morning you may have noticed new signs in the narthex.  What is W+2? Way back in January, we held a Leadership Retreat to assess where we as…

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…