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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 Great Repentance

This Sunday, in our study of the book of Jonah, we are now up to chapter 3, looking at verses 4-8.  In these verses we see a repentance with great change!  Jonah arrives in Nineveh (v.4) and begins to preach the message God had given to him.  And the response is amazing – it’s change! …

God Works With Us

This Sunday we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we now begin chapter 3, looking at verses 1-4.  In these verses God continues to work with His prophet and gives him a 2nd chance.  We know, because of the next 2 chapters; that, even though Jonah has repented, he still has an attitude…

Are You Truly Repentant?

As we continue this Sunday in our series on the book of Jonah, we now finishing up chapter 2, looking at verses 8-10.  In these verses Jonah’s prayer takes an interesting shift as he has been talking about himself – now in verse 8 he says “they.” Who is he talking about? The interesting point…

How Low Can You Go?

We continue this week in our series on the book of Jonah, we are now at chapter 2, looking at verses 5-7.  In these verses we again have the recorded prayer of thanks (in great fish’s belly) for the prayer of repentance (in water) which is not recorded in this passage (but is explained in…

Then Jonah Prayed

As we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we now come to chapter 2, looking at verses 1-4.  In these verses we have recorded the prayer of thanks for the prayer of repentance (in water) not recorded in the passage (but he explains in the recorded prayer).  The prayer of thanks is recorded…