Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
If by birth and by nature we have a lack of light, we don’t understand, don’t recognize, don’t receive the Light, how awesome it is that by simply believing the gospel we receive the light of Jesus Christ.
John 1:5-9 The four gospels record the earthly life of Jesus Christ, and each one presents a different view of Him. Matthew: King of the Jews, Son of David, Heir of Israel’s throne Mark: Servant of God, the perfect Workman of God – the text in Mark brings out the characteristics of His ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2007
John writes his gospel by making statements and then illustrating them. Today we are going to look at the statement that he made; that Jesus was full of grace and truth. Never in the history of the world has humanity seen One so full of grace and truth.
John 1:14-16 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, ’He who comes after me has ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2007
comparison is made between Moses and Christ; between law, and grace and truth, or between law and the gospel. Our text shows clearly the superiority of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ: Superior to the Law 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:16-17 By way of introduction, as we are studying John one thing to keep in mind that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2007
The one requirement that we have in this life is that we know God. Without that we do not have eternal life; we have eternal punishment. So Jesus came to reveal God, to make Him known. The method of knowing God is through forgiveness of our sins, where we
God is Fully Revealed in Jesus Christ Please open your Bibles to John chapter 17. Today’s subject is “How to Know God.” But wait a minute; a good majority of people don’t really care to know God. We hear all the time, oh that religious stuff is fine for you, but I’ve got my work and my ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2007
As we look at the Lamb and see Him taking sin away, as we see Him dying in our place, we ought not to hold on to that which He came to take away.
Look at The Lamb: John 1:29-36 Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 1: Today, there are lots of people claiming to be “awakened.” There are lots of gurus claiming to be “enlightened”, that is to be spiritually aware, to be spiritually illuminated. One man claims that he has had a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 5, 2007
At Jesus’ invitation we “come and see” where He is staying, and what we see is that our sins are gone, that we have a clean slate and a fresh start, that we are adopted into God’s family, reconciled to our Father, and that we have eternal life.
Live With the Lamb: John 1:35-39 I want us to think just now of the one most important reason why anybody should follow Jesus Christ over, say, Mohammad. Or why would we follow Christ over Buddha, or Confuscious, or the religion of Hare Krishna, or Hinduism or Taoism. You kids here today are ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2007
Living with the Lamb enables us to lead others to the Lamb. Spending time with Jesus makes it so that our hearts burn with desire to lead others to Him. And so all true ministry is born out of people simply getting into the presence of Christ and by being
Lead Others to the Lamb: John 1:40-42 Please turn with me in your Bibles to John chapter 1. Two weeks ago our message was to “Look at the Lamb”, last week it was “Live with the Lamb” and today it is called “Lead others to the Lamb.” Next week is the last in this series and it is called “Life ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
Simon was a very impetuous man. He was unstable, impulsive, spontaneous. Sinking Sand. It was Simon who followed Jesus for 3 years then denied Him 3 times. Shifting sands. He promised “though all forsake you Jesus, I never will” and then he promised the l
John Hiebert was a bank robber. It is said that he had robbed more than 30 banks in his lifetime before getting caught and put into prison. In prison he became a Christian simply through reading one of the prison Bibles and submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. One day he wrote to his mother. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
Jesus Christ is our Leader. He said to Philip “follow Me.” He expects all who believe to give up their lives and follow Him into service and ministry to others. Jesus Christ is Lord. He is Deity and Majesty. He reigns on high. He is the sovereign Ruler
Let’s open our Bibles this morning to John chapter 1, where we have been studying for the past 3 months now. We have come to the end of the chapter today. As you are turning, let me tell you about a rock band that came on the scene in the early 1970’s, a band by the name of Led Zeppelin. They ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2008
Before we believe in Jesus, we are like the water jars: empty, stony hard hearts, sitting off to the side doing nothing. But Jesus is able to fill us, fill us to the brim, and transform us and then use us to bring joy to others. Believe it. Don’t think th
Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 2. And as you’re turning I want to tell you the story of Blaise Pascal who was a French mathematician and philosopher. In his writings, which were entitled Pensees, he traces the logical progression of his thoughts on many subjects. And then something happened ...read more
Contributed on Jan 19, 2008
Jesus has not changed in 2,000 years. He is still passionate about His temple. The temple of God is no longer a building, it is His people. God no longer dwells in a temple made by hands, He lives in us, and His passion, His zeal is the same today as it w
Jesus: the Great Purifier (John 2:12-25) “I’m Sarah, I’m sixteen; Last night I failed. I prayed for more strength, So why did I yield? He said he loved me, Brought me flowers and all; Then he took me upstairs And caused me to fall. I feel so ashamed, So dirty inside. He’s taken my heart; Now ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2008
This is an overview of John chapter 3 the chapter, highlighting the requirement, the method and the results of salvation.
Salvation - John 3:1-17 William Dixon lived in England. He was a widower who had lost both his wife and his only son. One day he saw that the house of one of his neighbors was on fire. Although the elderly owner had been rescued, her orphaned grandson was still trapped in the fire. William Dixon ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2008
Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd of the sheep was struck down on the cross, and on that day a Roman soldier pierced his side, and in so doing opened a fountain of cleansing. We now can go to the cross, we can go and see Him dying in our place and be forgi
You Must Be Born Again - John 3:1-10 Let’s open our Bibles to John 3 I want to begin this morning by telling you about a man who lived some time ago. He was a very religious person, very concerned about the Law of God. He was a Hebrew, a very educated man, a man well respected by others, a ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2008
This message examines five points that come directly from John 3:16. Four of these points have to do with God, and one has to do with us. 1. God’s initiation of salvation 2. God’s motivation in salvation 3. God’s inclusion in salvation 4. God’s
Let’s open our Bibles this morning to John chapter 3. We’ve been studying in John 3 for several weeks now; we’ve seen from verses 3-7 that the requirement of salvation is to be born again, we’ve seen from verses 15-16 that the method of salvation is Jesus’ death and our faith in Him, and we’ve seen ...read more