Contributed on Jun 3, 2013
Jesus Christ is the Word, the God-Man from everlasting!
NOTE: Some blog posts are rushed because writing is much harder than preaching. This is one of those that didn’t get written down very well, and I suggest listening to the sermon instead of just reading. http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=63131257251 Today we’re going to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2013
Our union with the God-Man is the basis of our everlasting life!
We started a study last week with the first two verses of the Gospel of John. We saw the Word as God-Man and focused mostly on His preexistence. Now we’re going to look at verses 3-4 and see His preeminence and how that relates to our hope of everlasting life: All things were made by him; ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2013
God’s intentional plan in eternity guarantees salvation to all His children.
NOTE: THIS IS A BAREBONES OUTLINE Let’s look further into Jesus as the Light: And the light shineth in darkness; Notice this is present tense. The Light “shines.” This is important because Christ has shined and always does, but also because in the next part of the verse ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2013
Christ is God in the flesh, and from His fullness we receive grace and truth.
We’re continuing our study through the Gospel of John and today we’re going to talk about His grace. And the Word was made flesh, This is important because it shows us how He can feel our infirmities and die for our sins. Of course, by “flesh” we don’t mean that ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2013
John testifies that Jesus is God’s Son and God’s Lamb for the sins of the world!
Continuing our study through John we’ll see that Christ is on the Way as Predicted by the Prophets and John Is His Forerunner: 19And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? These priests and Levites are the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2013
The effects of John’s sermon: “Behold the Lamb of God!”
Today we’re going to read what may be the shortest sermon ever preached and its powerful results. John the Baptist is the forerunner of Christ; picture him dressed in his camel hair cloak preaching and baptizing every day: Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2013
Jesus reveals to His disciples that He is Jacob’s ladder; He’s the Gate between heaven and earth!
The Gospel of John focuses on the unique being of Jesus Christ as both God and as God’s Son: …He is the Word from eternity and Jesus of Nazareth. …He is both the God of heaven and the Man on earth. …He’s 100% divine and also 100% human. He has the whole divine ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2013
Jesus turns the water into wine demonstrating His glory to His disciples!
The story of Jesus turning the water into wine has always been a little bit strange to me. The dialogue between Jesus and Mary is difficult, it seems odd that Jesus would turn water into wine, and this just isn’t that impressive as far as His miracles go. Why would this be His first one ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2013
Jesus proves He is the fulfillment of Psalm 69 and the long-awaited Messiah!
What we’re about to read in John 2:12-22 is a popular story and no doubt one you’ve heard many times before. If anyone makes a movie about Jesus this is sure to be included, and the main point usually goes to show that Jesus really loved God’s house, and I suppose that means so ...read more
Contributed on Aug 5, 2013
Jesus confounds Nicodemus’s ideas about Jewishness and salvation. This sets the context for John 3:16.
John is proving that Jesus is the Son of God and the promised Redeemer: He comes down from heaven, He gathers a few disciples, He turns the water into wine, and He drives the moneychangers and sacrifices out of the temple. There’s a poor chapter break at 2:23; chapter 3:1 should begin ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2013
The second part of Jesus’s conversation with Nicodemus about true salvation according to the Spirit and the power of God.
Let’s review John 2:23-3:10 from last week: Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25And needed not that any should testify of ...read more