John: Double-Crossed, Single Cross

John 13:21-38 There are conflicting reports about how the captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith, handled himself when it became clear that the ship was sinking that fateful night in April of 1912. The director of the now-famous movie version of the story apparently believed the accounts that said Smith froze under the enormity of […]

John: Triumphal & Tragic

John 12:12-19 The “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem is probably one of the best know incidents in the life of Christ, maybe superseded only by his birth, death, and resurrection. People across Christendom love celebrating Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter when we recall and even re-enact that day when thousands upon thousands of […]

John: What Is Jesus Worth to You?

John 12:1-11 How much is Jesus worth to you? Wait. Don’t answer that question too quickly. Maybe we should think about that for awhile before answering. We’re resuming our journey in the Gospel of John, focusing on John 12:1-11. In this passage you’ll notice the stark contrast between how Mary valued Jesus and how Judas valued […]