John: Pride & Prejudice

John 7:40-52 There’s a difference between arrogance and confidence. God wants to destroy the one and build the other in its place. This Sunday, we’ll be looking together at John 7:40-8:12, where we’ll see Christ squashing the arrogance of the Jewish leaders of His day, most of whom people would never have dared to confront. And […]

Easter 2018: The Firstfruits

1 Corinthians 15:20 We may be tempted to think that the Easter story of Christ’s death and resurrection is a historical narrative with little to do with us. But in 1 Corinthians 15:20, we see that His story has everything to do with ours–that Christ’s resurrection guarantees our resurrection. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s […]

John: Are You Thirsty?

John 7:37-39 What’s the thirstiest you ever remember being? Maybe you were hiking or running a race, and all you wanted to do was to stop and gulp down some water. Or, maybe you were preparing for surgery, and all you were allowed to have were some ice chips, wishing a nurse would sneak you […]

John: Coming & Going

John 7:25-36 Stephen Hawking was a famous physicist who died earlier this week – a man who some have compared to Einstein when it comes to intellect and scientific achievement. Hawking was an atheist through and through, and he had very strong beliefs about where we came from and what we are destined for. He […]

John: Right Judgement

John 7:1-24 We’ve all likely heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” and we know exactly what it means. While that phrase itself isn’t “ancient” (since books and covers didn’t even exist in their current form through most of human history”), the concept behind it is. Even Jesus Himself said something along those lines two thousand […]

John: Feast or Starve?

John 6:60-71 After witnessing Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, many of Jesus’ supposed followers walked away, offended at the idea of him being “The Bread of Life.” They were impressed by his power, but they couldn’t swallow that claim. Yet, a comparatively small number of people stuck with Jesus. How did Peter say it? […]

John: The Bread of Life

John 6:22-59 How often do we try to fill the hunger of our souls with something that will never ultimately satisfy? We need to listen afresh to Jesus’ clear, bold, gracious declaration, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Oh, how […]

Can I Get a Witness?

Acts 1:6-8 Having already served and played a vital role among the church body here at Christ’s Covenant for many years, Andy and Sara Royer were sent out as missionaries back at the end of 2013 to serve at Peniel Bible Institute in Jacutinga, Brazil. While they have relocated back to the States at least […]

John: Walking on Water

John 6:16-21 Have you ever had the experience of being startled by someone, feeling momentarily scared and frightened, only to realize very quickly that it’s actually your spouse or your friend? What a relief it is in that moment when your fears quickly give way to calmness, and you can say, “I’m so glad that was you!” […]