Category Archives: John

Jesus, our Friend (Biblical Friendship) (John 15:12-17)

Friendship.  What does it mean?  20 years ago to be a friend carried a very different connotation than it does today.  In the past, being a friend meant having a personal connection to someone.  Knowing their heart, their likes and … Continue reading

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John 20:10-20 Who are you searching for? Easter 2011

It’s Easter morning and many people woke up this morning and began searching.  They were searching for eggs filled with surprises.  Others woke up this morning searching for a cure to the guilt they feel for wrong they have committed.  … Continue reading

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John 15:18-16:4 Persecuted Disciples

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran theologian in Germany when Hitler began his ascendancy to power.  Early on in his ministry, he began calling the church to recognize that the claims of Nazism were incompatible with the gospel message.  Over the … Continue reading

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Life in the Garden of God (John 15:1-17)

How do you view your life?  What imagery would you use to describe the Christian life?  Would it be the image of being caught between a rock and a hard spot?  Would it be the image of a pressure cooker … Continue reading

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The Replay of John 14:1-14

There are two ways to the Father: The way that Jesus took and the way all other people must take.  Jesus’ way involved death, betrayal, submission and obedience.  It was a path of great difficulty and culminated in immense physical, … Continue reading

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John 13:1-17 Jesus Sets the Example

Next week officially begins the Lenten season, but since we are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a church during lent this year, we are starting our Lenten preaching series today.  Some of you may be wondering, “What is Lent?”  Lent … Continue reading

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