Sermon Series
  • 1. God Came Near

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    1st in the series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Gives the reasons that the Incarnation was necessary.

    Text: John 1:1-18 We’ve got ourselves a problem, you and I, and I can tell you, it’s not just a little problem. We’ve got ourselves a whopper of a problem. It’s not a new problem, and we’re certainly not the first ones to ever have it. As a matter of fact the problem dates clear back to Adam & ...read more

  • 2. The Invitation

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    2nd in the Series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John"

    This morning is the second message in our series “Near to His heart.” Last week we saw how our drawing near to the Lord is only possible because He drew near first—he put on human flesh and came to earth. This week we see the second thing that makes it possible for us to draw near—the fact ...read more

  • 3. A Personal Thing

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    4th in the series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Christianity is a personal experience.

    I remember as I was growing up hearing my parents say to me on more than one occaision, "Just wait until you have kids of your own, then you’ll understand." I don’t suppose that any of your parents ever said anything like that to you, but mine said it regularly. The thing that is so frustrating ...read more

  • 4. Extravagant Love

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    5th in the Series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Looks at Mary’s Extravagant gift to Jesus and asks if we give extravagantly to Him.

    There is a wonderful story by the name of Babette’s Feast, by Isak Dineson. The setting is a small village on the coast of Denmark many years ago. Two spinster sisters provide leadership for a small church, which was founded by their now dead pastor-father many years before. The group has dwindled ...read more

  • 5. Together Forever

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    7th in the series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Looks at Jesus promise to always be with us.

    John 14:1-7 Trust His Presence v. 1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In the preceding verses at the end of Chapter 13, Jesus has been talking about the fact that the time for Him to go away has finally come. A discussion has taken place about ...read more

  • 6. Never Alone

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    8th in the Series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Looks at the promise of the Holy Spirit, includes a brief mention of the Pentecostal Doctrine of Tongues as initial evidence of Spirit Baptism.

    John 14:16-26 Awhile back my son had a saying that became famous in our house “I’m scared when I’m alone.” My wife and I even would Text message it to one another. In the passage we read today, Jesus was addressing disciples who were scared because they were about to be alone, but He ...read more

  • 7. Close Enough To Feel The Scars

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
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    Final in the Series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Easter Sermon, Jesus invites us to draw near in spite of our doubts and questions.

    Birthday invitations—the kids start on them months before the party because they want people to come. For the last several months I’ve been sharing stories from the Gospel of John about Jesus invitation to us—the invitation to come near to Him. This morning we both celebrate His resurrection ...read more