The Gospel of John

Tears on a Savior

John 10 presented Jesus’ beautiful promise that nothing can snatch us out of His hand. But sometimes, life and circumstances look just the opposite. In this very next chapter, a family that Jesus loves is rocked by the death of a loved one, and they don’t understand why or where Jesus was. For the times […]

Weebles Wobble

When things are at their worst, when we’ve done our worst, or when we are barely hanging on – How can we know that Jesus “has us”? Consider what Jesus has said about the effectiveness of His atonement and the certainty of His choosing – combine those and you get a wonderful promise about the […]

For Whom did Christ Die?

What did the death of Christ accomplish? Did it simply make salvation possible – if we finish the deal? Or did Jesus’ death actually accomplish salvation for His people whom He is calling out of sin and darkness? How the Bible answers this question is huge – for it determines whether or not we can know we are really, […]

A Shepherd with Authority to Die

If you’ve been around Christianity much at all, you’ve heard references to God as our shepherd (like in Psalm 23) and us as His sheep. It’s easy to take such notions for granted. But let it arrest you again. There is much in this text today that is meant to be shocking about who we […]

Called into Marvelous Light

The Bible speaks often of “darkness and light” as concepts for establishing its worldview of the brokenness and state of this world. If we’re honest, we know it to be true in our own hearts. Where do you feel the darkness? Where do you fear the darkness? Listen, and find hope for the Light that […]

Slaves Set Free at Last

We in America love to celebrate our freedom. But the Bible speaks of another truth: That all of us in this life are slaves to the sin that holds us and binds us. Don’t you know it from your own life – the things that have kept you and held you powerless? If you long to […]

Come in from the Darkness

We are heading into the holiday season – a time that promises and centers around the celebration of so much light. Yet it can be a season when many of us struggle with darkness around us and within us. Whatever the darkness you are feeling and carrying – Hear Jesus’ invitation to bring light into your world! […]

Where the River Flows

What are you “thirsty” for in your life? Where do you feel a thirst, a longing, a need – and where are you trying to have that thirst and that need met? How is that working out for you? Bring your thirst – and hear Jesus’ invitation. Text: John 7:37-39