Sermons on John

HE BEGAN TO WASH THEIR FEET

There are three signs of an ordinance/sacrament: Jesus did it, Jesus told us to do it, and the act is symbolic of a deeper spiritual truth. When we look at baptism and communion, we immediately see these things because those ordinances are not objectionable. When we look at the ordinance of washing someone else’s feet…

I Baptize You

Sometimes we take the things we know so much about lightly. They don’t mean as much to us as they used to. That’s why we have this series about familiar scriptures. It can actually be refreshing and bring back the true excitement and experience as we relive those scriptures in our lives. This Sunday we…

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

So many scriptures are engraved in our minds. The words are there, but have we really “tasted” the messages? John 3:16 and 17 are two of those passages. We see them referenced at sports events on signs held by the audience. Do we see what it means that God loves the world, that He sent…

A Stone’s Throw Away

Can you imagine the appearance of the woman whom the Pharisees and Scribes caught in the act of adultery? In your mind, are her clothes disheveled? Have they dragged her there, so that she is covered with dirt from the road? Is her face streamed with tears? Are her eyes filled with terror? They are…

Take Up Your Cross

Last week I went to a cabin and it was horribly cold. There was a woodstove in the center of the room and the fire was dying down. In order to make it warmer, I had to go out into the cold and get more wood. I stacked the wood on one arm, as I…

Stand Watch on the Wall

John 4:35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be…

Know God by Experience

If you really want to get to know someone, spend some time with them. An occasional encounter can be very misleading. It’s the reality of day-to-day attitudes, choices, and actions that show who we really are.

Moses had some trouble with God calling him to lead His people out of Egypt. He knew there were…