Posts by Stephen Weaver

The Woman at the Well

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, now entering chapter 4, looking at verses 1-42.  In this passage, John the evangelist, the writer of this gospel, now presents us with a totally different prospect for the gospel than he showed us in chapter 3.  A Samaritan woman that is very much…

Honor Your Father & Mother

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and we want to talk about honoring our father’s and mother’s.  Israel was told (and we are too) in the 10 commandments (Ephesians 6:1-4) to “honor your father and mother that it may be well with thee.”  Exodus 20:12 is the text where we find this commandment that will be…

The Greatest Gift

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, finishing up and looking at chapter 3, verses 31-36.  In this passage John the baptizer continues speaking, and wraps up this chapter by summarizing what the chapter has been about: the gift of Jesus Christ, and the free gift he supplies.  This Sunday morning,…

Problem with Envy?

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John as we are looking at chapter 3, verses 22-30.  Here we have a lesson in envy and jealousy as to how it can creep into our lives.  In addition, pride also can become a sin problem in our lives too.  Do you have a…

How Does Born Again Happen?

This Sunday as we continue our series in the gospel of John we are looking at chapter 3 verses 16-21.  Here, as Jesus continues His conversation with Nicodemus, He explains further what this born again means; which Jesus has told Nicodemus he must do.  Jesus explains 3 things in this passage that God has done…

A Word to Skeptics

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John we are now looking at chapter 3 verses 9-15.  Here Jesus continues His conversation with Nicodemus, whom, this Sunday, I will call the skeptic.  Jesus had told him “Ye must be born again;” and Jesus says this phrase not to just a plain ordinary…

Ye Must Be Born Again

This Sunday, as we continue our series in the gospel of John we are now looking at chapter 3 verses 1-8.  Here Jesus meets with Nicodemus, one of the ones He points to at the end of chapter 2, those who really didn’t believe.  The words “because He knew all men” (2:24) connect with “there…

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

This Sunday, we continue our series in the gospel of John looking at chapter 2 verses 12-25.  Here Jesus and His disciples go to Jerusalem from Cana after spending a few days in Capernaum.  They went (as multitudes did) for the Passover and feast of Unleavened bread.  This was a huge time for Jerusalem and…

The First Presentation of Christ

This Sunday, we resume our series in the gospel of John and are now are looking at chapter 2 verses 1-11.  Here we see the early time of Jesus’ public ministry.  John, the evangelist takes us to a wedding in Cana of Galilee where Jesus performs His 1st miracle of changing water to oinos (wine). …