Sermons on Faith

John: How It Ends

John 21:20-25 It’s no coincidence that in both the first and the final chapters of the book of John, we see Jesus telling His disciples, “Follow me.” The entire life of a Christian, from beginning to end, is one of following our Savior. But the paths on which we are called to follow Him vary […]

John: Listening to Jesus

John 18:28-40 If you’re a parent, you’ll probably agree that an important part of parenting is teaching children how to listen –whether that’s teaching little children to listen to the word “No” or teaching older children to to listen to wise counsel and right sources of truth. We can probably all think of a time […]

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 […]

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? […]