The Struggle of Faith, John 6: 1-15

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John.  We now come to chapter 6, looking at verses 1-15.  In this text, Jesus is now ministering in Galilee and has become very popular; for actually all the wrong reasons.  He suggests to the disciples, according to Mark’s account, to get away for a while…

Witnesses to Christ, John 5: 30-47

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, and will finish chapter 5, looking at verses 30-47.  In this passage Jesus continues His explanation and teaching after a defiant response to His healing of a paralyzed man that He heals on the Sabbath.  Now He further proves His claims as the Messiah.  He alludes…

Raised Again, John 5: 25-29

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, and continue to look at chapter 5, verses 25-29.  In this passage Jesus continues His explanation and teaching after a defiant response to His healing of a paralyzed man that He heals on the Sabbath.  The Jews (Pharisees) complain that the man can’t carry his bed…

Jesus Is God-Believe

This Sunday we continue our series in the gospel of John, and continuing our study of chapter 5, looking at verses 17-24.  In this passage Jesus has selected one random paralyzed man to heal and heals him on the Sabbath.  The Jews (Pharisees) complain that the man can’t carry his bed on the Sabbath.  Again, as we…

A Hostile Miracle, John 5: 1-16

This Sunday we are back in our series in the gospel of John, and are now at chapter 5, looking at verses 1-16.  In this passage Jesus is back in Jerusalem near the sheepgate at the pool of Bethesda.  Here many crowds of people are gathered including many sick, blind, lame and paralyzed; hoping to be healed…

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What a Church Does

This Sunday, we continue a brief series we began 2 weeks ago on the local church.  This time we look at what a church does.  I want to spend a little time talking about how the church is described in scripture.  Starting in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 we look at several metaphors used in scripture to…