Sermons on Faith

John: Jesus, the Great I Am

John 8:31-59 Most people in the world have their own opinions of who Jesus was and, quite frankly, most of them are positive. He was a “good man.” He was “one of the best teachers this world has ever seen.” He was a “great social reformer” or “the best example of a loving person in […]

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? […]

Here We Stand

Jude 3, 20-21 It’s not everyday that we can celebrate a 500th birthday, but that’s what we get to do this week! It was 500 years ago that Martin Luther inadvertently began what became known as the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. What […]

Snapshots: The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower Growing up, we likely all heard stories that were intended to teach a lesson. Think of “The Tortoise and the Hare” or “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Those stories weren’t intended to teach us about a slow turtle, a fast rabbit, or the dietary habits of wolves. Rather they were […]