Sermon Series
  • 1. Come And See

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 89 ratings

    This sermon is about the importance of considering Jesus’ invitation to "come and see" how it is that it is he, the Word made flesh, who reveals and makes known God the Father in heaven.

    “Come and See” John 1: 35 – 51 Introduction Have you ever tried a product or purchased an item because someone has recommended it to you? Have you ever gone to a restaurant recommended by a friend? Have you ever rented a movie because someone else said they thought you’d enjoy it or because more

  • 2. The Woman At The Well

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    This message is about how Jesus’ example teaches us to willingly cross boundaries and encounter people with the news of eternal life and living water.

    “The Woman at the Well” John 4: 1 – 26 Historical Background By the time of Jesus, Samaritans and Jews had been enemies for centuries. But the most intense rivalry began at around 200 BC. The source of the conflict was a dispute over the correct location for the center of worship. The more

  • 3. A Sabbath Healing

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    This message talks about how all the commands and laws that God has given to us are to be understood as applications and examples of how to follow the greatest commandment: loving God and loving neighbour.

    “A Sabbath Healing” John 5: 1 – 18 Introduction Recently my wife and I watched the movie Luther. Do you know the story of Martin Luther? Most of you probably know something about him. Martin Luther was a 16th century monk, priest, and theology professor. You may know him as the one who wrote more

  • 4. The True Temple

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 137 ratings

    Jesus challenges us to realize that he is the center of our worship, not our facilities, programs, and activities. Just as he cleansed the temple, so he wants to cleanse us.

    “The True Temple” John 2: 13 – 22 Introduction: Right now in theatres you can go see the movie version of C.S Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and having seen it a few weeks ago, I can tell you that it is a great movie – and for the most part it is pretty faithful to the book. more

  • 5. Water To Wine

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 41 ratings

    The significance of Jesus’ miracle at Cana is in the way it pointed to him, displayed his glory, revealed him as the Messiah and Son of God.

    Introduction Last week I began by asking you a question. I’m going to do the same thing this week. I want to start by asking you a question about driving. It’s a really easy question to answer but it does help us in understanding our passage today: When driving, do you keep your eyes on the side more

  • 6. Making God Known

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus, as the Word made flesh, is the one who makes God known to us. Only through him can we know God as He really is.

    “Making God Known” John 1:1 – 18 Introduction: John’s Christmas Story And so it all comes down to this one day. All the preparation the last several weeks have been about this one day: Christmas Day. And by the end of the day today, we will have unwrapped most of our presents, spent time more

  • 7. Who Are You?

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    When we encounter Jesus we are called to identify ourselves completely with him -- who we are is defined by who he is.

    John 1: 19 – 34; Philippians 3: 4b – 11 Introduction: Identifying Yourself How do you identify yourself? Would you say that you have a strong sense of identity? Or do you perhaps have a weak sense of self? Do you identify yourself with your family background? Do you carry yourself with a more

  • 8. What Are You Hungry For?

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 86 ratings

    While we often seek what the crowds were looking for, Jesus offers himself as the Bread of life that truly satisfies.

    Introduction We’ve all had this experience. Every one of us has found ourselves in front of the TV a couple of hours after a satisfying and filling supper and seen a commercial – and not just any commercial. You know what I mean: One of those commercials. There it is: a delicious looking triple more

  • 9. The Good Shepherd

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 46 ratings

    Listening to the voice of Jesus, who laid down his life for his sheep, is the only way to enter into eternal life.

    “The Good Shepherd” John 10: 1 – 18; Ezekiel 34: 11 – 16; Psalm 23 Introduction: Of Sheep and Shepherds Ask the children: What kind of animal would you like to be? Why? Have you ever noticed that no one ever says that they want to be a sheep? Why is that? Does anyone here know what sheep more

  • 10. A Matter Of Life And Death

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The raising of Lazarus teaches us that Jesus is the giver of life, of eternal life, even if prayers for healing in this life are unanswered.

    “A Matter of Life and Death” John 11: 1 – 53 Introduction We’ve all prayed, every one of us, for a loved one who was ill. Each of us here has asked God to heal someone we care for. It could be a spouse, one of our children or grandchildren, a friend, an aunt or uncle, one of our parents or more

  • 11. A Fragrant Offering

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    Mary’s act of anointing Jesus’ feet is an act of fully devoted discipleship, of worship and service, and of witness that we should follow.

    “A Fragrant Offering” John 12: 1 – 11 Introduction: Our Sense of Smell 1. Smells from a kitchen fill the house and people want to taste what is making the odor: homemade bread, a good homemade stew or soup, or even bacon frying in a pan and coffee brewing. 2. Our sense of taste is greatly more

  • 12. "I Will Send You Another . . ."

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2006

    The Holy Spirit is sent by Jesus and the Father to continue the work Jesus began, and to do so in and through the disciples.

    “I Will Send You Another . . .” John 14: 15 – 17, 25, 26; 15: 26; 16: 7 – 15 Introduction: Jesus sends us a baby-sitter! 1. When as children our parents had to go away, they got us a baby-sitter (or maybe now you act as a baby-sitter!) a. The baby-sitter is supposed to look after the more

  • 13. Following In Jesus' Footsteps

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    As Christ’s followers WE should expect persecution and many believers are being persecuted today.

    “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps” John 15: 18 – 25; 16: 1 – 4a; Acts 5: 41, 42 Introduction Nov. 26, 2005: Canadians Jim Loney, 41, and Harmeet Sooden, 32, and Briton Norman Kember, 74, and American Tom Fox, 54, all Christian peacekeepers, are kidnapped in Baghdad by a group calling itself more

  • 14. Overcoming The World

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Jesus’ death and resurrection represents a D-Day for Christians, even if V-Day is still a little while off.

    “Overcoming the World” John 16: 16 – 33 Introduction: D-Day and V-Day 1. How many people here recognize this date: June 6, 1944? On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on more

  • 15. Jesus' Prayer For Us

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2006
    based on 466 ratings

    Jesus intercedes for us. He offers prayer for the protection, sanctification, and unity of his followers and for those who will believe their message.

    “Jesus’ Prayer for Us” John 17 Introduction 1. One of the most encouraging experiences as a Christian is to be prayed for by someone else – and not only prayed for but prayed with. When someone prays for you in your presence, something special happens in your heart: you feel warmed and more

  • 16. Resurrection Wonder

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2006

    We need to recover our sense of resurrection wonder, joy, and excitement over what is possible with God.

    “Resurrection Wonder” John 20: 1 – 18 1. Have any of you ever read the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes? In one storyline Calvin’s father is reading him a bedtime story – “Hamster Huey and Gooey Kablooey!” – and the poor father is getting really tired of this story. It’s Calvin’s favourite and he more

  • 17. A Fragile Stone

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    Jesus begins building his church on Simon Peter, the Rock, and continues building his church out of us: and like Peter we are all fragile stones.

    Introduction 1. Let me ask you a question: Is there someone in your life that you really look up to? Let me ask more specifically: Is there a Christian person that you really look up to, someone who is an example, and maybe even a mentor? It could be someone in your life now, or someone from more