Sermons on John

2017-03-26 Spiritual Light and Darkness

The text begins with Jesus seeing a man who was blind from birth; this starts a conversation with the disciples and more controversy with the Pharisees. One, Jesus sees us and knows about our suffering, weaknesses and disabilities. Jesus said, the blindness “happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life” John 9:3b. Healing displays the work of…

2017-03-19 Life through the Living Water

Jesus said in John 4:14, “those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” The woman in this text, to whom Jesus was talking, really wanted this living water. The word for “bubbling” in Greek means ‘a continuous flowing’, and the word “spring” is a natural source,…

Reformation Sunday!

On October 31, most everybody focuses on Halloween, but we actually have something far greater to celebrate on October 31—Reformation day! It commemorates what was perhaps the greatest move of God’s Spirit since the days of the Apostles. Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517. This provoked a debate that culminated in what we call…