The Gospel of John

Behold the Man!

It is in our nature to fight and kick against the very things we need from God. We done it through history — we do it still. In this morning’s time in the Word, consider the story of our rebellion and our running….and hear the invitation to finally rest in God’s ultimate provision.

The Great Guilt

Guilt is the hardest stains in our lives to get rid of. Modern efforts include denying its very existence and stuffing it down into one construct or neurosis or another. Religious efforts include trying to be so good, or get so busy, that we outdo the guilt. But despite our denials or our efforts, our […]

Oh No! Not Another Evangelism Sermon

Listening in to the end of Jesus’ High Priestly prayer, we hear His repeated affirmation that He is sending us out into the world. That means we are to have the identity of a sent people — sent with mission and purpose. But first Jesus says He is at work in us — so that […]

Where is the Power?

Our frantic running and around and stressed out lives are like a crazy merry-go-round that never ends — and it never leads to the things we want. We run harder and harder, but find our lives emptier and emptier. Is there another way? Is there a way that we can know the presence of God […]

Learning to Let Go….and Be

This text is contains one of the most beautiful invitations from Jesus in all of Scripture — and one of the most terrifying. For the idea of laying it all down and simply coming to Jesus, collapsing in Jesus, and enjoying resting in Jesus is so attractive, so needed….and so incredibly hard for us to […]