John: Glory

John 17:1-5 Moses heard God’s voice coming from the burning bush, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5). This verse comes to mind as we soak in John 17 over the next two Sundays. This passage allows us to eavesdrop into the personal, […]

John: Take Heart

John 16:25-33 While all passages of Scripture are equally inspired and fully profitable for us as God’s people, there are some portions of God’s Word that subjectively seem to carry added weight and should be approached with an added sense of reverence, if that’s even possible. As we come to the end of John 16 […]

John: Sorrow to Joy

John 16:15-24 Some people consider this past Monday to be “the most depressing day of the year” and refer to it as “Blue Monday.” It comes in the midst of a season where daylight is limited, temperatures are frigid, motivation is waning, and tax bills are looming. Christmas has come and gone; we have often […]

John: Witness Protection

John 15:18-16:4 The Witness Protection Program is something we’ve all heard of, but that we hope to never learn about first-hand. It’s an important program established several decades ago to provide protection to witnesses in court cases where they are under real or suspected threat of harm because of their testimony against highly powerful people. It seems […]

What Shall We Do?

Acts 2:37-41 The turn of a calendar year provides us with an opportunity to take inventory of our lives, evaluate, imagine, strategize, and plan. We often do this as individuals, making resolutions; or as companies, establishing goals. But this is something we’d like to do as a church family this year! This first Sunday of […]