Sermons on Love (Page 2)

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: The Danger of Expediency

John 18:12-27 Have you ever thought about why Peter denied Jesus that fateful Thursday night? After all, just minutes (or perhaps hours) beforehand, he had swung his sword at the head of Malchus in the Garden of Gethsemane in order to defend Jesus! So what changed? What led him to deny the same Savior he’d just tried to defend? […]

John: Lifting the Cup

John 18:1-11 What’s the most awful thing that you’ve ever willingly consumed? Perhaps a local delicacy in a foreign nation so you wouldn’t dishonor your host? Maybe a bitter medicine that you choked down so you could start feeling better? This Sunday, as we gather for worship and look at John 18:1-11 together, we’ll hear […]

John: Jesus Prays for Us

John 17:6-26 “I’ll be praying for you!” Do you find that somewhat encouraging? Yes, hopefully. Yet, we know that sometimes we forget to pray after we’ve said those words. But what if a friend says, “Let me pray for you right now,” and then does so – right here, right now. What could be more […]

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: 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 […]