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  • Going Home

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,029 views

    Jesus promises his presence as people join him in his work. God is always with us, because the Father and the Son have made their home with us where we are. God has made his home in our hearts, and in return he has made a home for us in heaven.

    How many of you have been part of sad goodbyes? Perhaps it was because of an adult child leaving home. Perhaps it was because a visitor was leaving, or perhaps it was because you were getting ready to leave after visiting someone. Perhaps it was because of the death of a family member or friend. ...read more

  • Love One Another-The Supreme Commandment

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jul 1, 2015
     | 2,944 views

    Being a true friend of Jesus means listening to what he wants to tell us and then using that information to do his work in our world and in our lives

    If you were going on a long trip, what would you say to your family and friends before you left? If you knew that you were going to see someone for the last time, what would you say to them? When your children moved away from home, what did you say to them? In each case you probably gave them some ...read more

  • The Last Lecture

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,030 views

    In the farewell discourse Jesus is giving His "Last Lecture" that brings together the most important messages He has for us.

    Introduction: This is the third in a series of sermons on Jesus’ farewell discourses in the Gospel according to John. These words have special importance because in them Jesus is telling His disciples and us what is critical in faith. John 14:15-21 Jesus said, “If you love me, you will ...read more

  • Jesus’ Final Instructions, Part 1

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 15, 2015
     | 2,856 views

    Jesus went to heaven to prepare a place for us to go to when we go to our heavenly home. Going home fulfills the longing we have for God. Only God can fulfill the emptiness of our souls.

    “Let not your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I ...read more

  • Jesus’ Final Instructions, Part 2

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 22, 2015
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     | 4,152 views

    When we love Jesus, we will obey his commandments and we will not find them burdensome. On the contrary, we will obey them joyfully, because the Holy Spirit inspires us to go into the world and share God’s love, even if the world can’t or won’t accept it.

    What would qualify a person as a “real Christian?” What daily practices would they have to observe? What would they have to know? These questions and others like them would be interesting topics for an information session or a class for new believers. There is one basic thing that each ...read more

  • What Did Jesus Pray For?

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Jun 3, 2017
     | 3,573 views

    Jesus is about to go to the cross to make the ultimate sacrifice for sin, and precedes that act with this lovely prayer of intercession and consecration.

    How important is faithfulness in prayer? Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experience when, as a young man, he went to become pastor of a church in Philadelphia. After his first sermon, an old gentleman said to him, "You're pretty young to be pastor of this church. But you preach the Gospel, ...read more

  • Past, Presence And Future Series

    Contributed by Wm Darius Myers on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,858 views

    An exegetical paper on John 14, encouraging a balanced view of experience and evidence in evaluating one’s walk with Christ, especially as it regards the work of the Holy Spirit.

    “Past Presence and Future: Jesus’ Assurances in the Face of His Disciples’ Anxieties in John 14” Introduction In this passage the two most familiar verses (14:6 and 14:12) have often obscured the context, the flow and the purpose of Jesus’ address to His disciples’ concerns. The ...read more

  • I Am The True Vine

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Apr 18, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,711 views

    How does the Christian produce fruit, and what is the nature of this fruit?

    I AM the True Vine John 15:1-8 Today, we will look at the last of the I AM statements in the Gospel of John. There are seven of them with a predicate adjective, the bread of life, light of the world, the door, the good shepherd, the resurrection and the life, the way, the truth, and the life, ...read more

  • The Jesus Way

    Contributed by Peter Fisher on May 10, 2020
     | 982 views

    The way as Jesus described it, and Stephen followed it. On 75th VE day weekend 2020

    The Farewell Discourse Part 1 Our Gospel reading, this morning comes at the start of three chapters that are known as the Farewell Discourse. Part 1 of the discourse is often sub-titled “Joy and Peace”. Jesus tells the disciples he is going away. Even after all the teaching they have had they ...read more

  • Pause Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Mar 14, 2016
     | 3,672 views

    Experiencing peace in our lives requires staying connected to the Holy Spirit, God's peaceful presence within us.

    Last Sunday afternoon, I left church and headed home. My plan was to get home, feed Owen some lunch, put him down for a nap, and then start working. Well, you know how the saying goes, “The best laid plans…” I pulled out of the parking lot and headed down East Brainerd Road ...read more

  • The Way

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 8, 2020
     | 924 views

    Jesus is the way, truth and life.

    The Way John 14: 1 - 14 Intro: (Show picture of Barbar, the elephant). Could you use this picture to explain what a real elephant looks like to a person who had never seen one? What you would say? I This passage and what follows is known as the “Farewell Discourse.” It contains much of the ...read more

  • Jesus Christ - Master Military Strategist

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,765 views

    We need to trust Christ’s "war plan", even when it seems the battle is going against us.

    Over the past couple of weeks, since the war in Iraq began, we have been subjected to a barrage of television commentators expressing their views on the conduct of the war. Every channel has their own set of talking heads – retired generals arguing about whether we have enough troops and tanks on ...read more

  • "Jesus Gives Us A Way Of Transforming The Negative Experience Of Grief Into

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,299 views

    May 5, 2002 -- SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER John 14:15-21 Color: White Title: “Jesus gives us a way of transforming the negative experience of grief into a positive experience; Christ presence.”

    May 5, 2002 -- SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER John 14:15-21 Color: White Title: “Jesus gives us a way of transforming the negative experience of grief into a positive experience; Christ presence.” Jesus continues his farewell discourse to his disciples; this section begins and ends with a statement ...read more

  • The Things That Are To Come

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 24, 2012
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     | 2,174 views

    Pentecost Sunday, Year B 2012

    The Things That Are To Come / John 16: 4b – 15 Intro: Sharon and Joan had been best friends ever since Sharon moved in next door with her husband and three kids. Joan baked a cake and took it next door to her new neighbors. That was 20 years ago. Their kids had grown up together. The ...read more

  • Apostolic Succession, Persecution, And Joy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 24, 2014
     | 2,040 views

    Thanks to the Church's magisterium, we know what Jesus taught, and we can rejoice, even amid persecution.

    Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter EF: Ascension Day; OF: Easter Weekday Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us one of those rare and precious bits of information that helps us to date the journeys of Paul and his letters. And it does so in one of the most important of ...read more