Contributed on Oct 8, 2015
This sermon is a focus on Jesus as Pilate and others saw him -- a failure. The irony is, his "defeat" was actually his key to victory.
1. Jesus, a Wanted Man "If Jesus had of entered into one of our modern cities, leading a parade, as the "triumphal entry into Jerusalem, He would have been arrested immediately. He would be a wanted man." * The FDA would want Him for turning water into wine without a license; * The EPA for ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2015
In John 12.20-36 where the Greek-speaking Jews asked to see Jesus. Three things stand out from this episode, People WANT to see Jesus; People NEED to See Jesus; and People WILL See Jesus. As His disciples we can aid or hinder people in seeing Jesus.
1. What Will They Find? The story that I begin with today is a true story. A woman named, Helen, lived in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. They found her body one night at the door of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church. Helen had been trying to get into the church. But she never got further ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2015
Playing on the theme of Veterans Day next week, we will use the idea that we are spiritual warriors and will be "Veterans of Spiritual Wars" as our predecessors in the faith.
1. I come from a long line of US Veterans and Patriots -- War of Independence; War Between the States; WWII; Korea -- people who cared about the great experiment called, "America" -- My Grandmother was named America 2. Origin of Veterans Day On May 13, 1938 the 11th of November of each year ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2015
Jesus submits to the Father in baptism, although as John pointed out, he had no need to be baptized (he was without sin). However, Jesus is righteous by doing what is "right" and sets the example and standard for us.
1. [Cannonball Baptism on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3CDhJZSKmY 2. Baptism is a hot topic in Christian circles a. [There is a story of an early Restoration preacher who would ride the train to many of his appointments. Whenever possible, he would seek out a Methodist preacher and a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2015
This is the final lesson from the Behold the Man series. We have looked at how some have seen him, including the Father's view as His Son, the Anointed One. This lesson looks at Jesus as he sees himself -- as having all authority in heaven and on earth.
1. Review: The last few weeks have been a series on "Behold the Man" -- words that Pilate spoke as he presented Jesus to the people. * We have seen our need to see him for who he is. * Last week we looked at him from the Father's perspective as He declared of Jesus, "This is my beloved son in ...read more