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In The Grasp

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John 10:22-42  We often see in movies and TV shows someone who is falling, likely to their death, being rescued at the last minute by the grasp of someone reaching over the brink. And I usually think “not likely!” But there is a hand that rescues and holds on no matter what. Join us to […]

The Good Shepherd

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John 10:1-21  “I am not a Shepherd, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” Okay, that makes no sense as a sentence. But to most of us, the idea of “shepherd” is a foreign concept. Yet, in Jesus’ day, everyone knew the work of a shepherd, and Jesus Himself uses the imagery of […]

Once I Was blind

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John 9:1-41  My left eye was covered with a protective cup and gauze. I couldn’t wear my glasses over the cup, so I was stuck ‘seeing” with my right eye. The problem? My left eye is my dominant eye (backwards for a right-handed person), and my right eye needs the most correction by the lens. Everything […]

When Things Go Wrong

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John 9:1-3  Hurricanes, earthquakes, medical issues, accidents, violence… why do bad things happen? It’s not always – in fact rarely – God “punishing us.” Join us this week as we see what is going on “when things go wrong.”

Before Abraham Was…

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John 8:33-59  The debate continues.  Jesus says He speaks in perfect accord with His Father. The Jews claim he is illegitimate, is a Samaritan, is demon possessed. These same Jews assert THEY are descendants of Abraham… a true statement, but without the benefit they expect. Jesus ends the debate with a clear statement – before […]

Father And Son

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John 8:13-33  What do you do if someone calls you a liar? The Pharisees did that to Jesus – claiming His testimony was false. But Jesus makes an appeal that stirs the pot even more – if you’re a Pharisee. He claims perfect accord with the Father!

Light in Darkness

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John 8:12-29  As opposition grows, the verbal attacks also grow in intensity. They challenge his words, they call him a liar; they call for his demise.  Donald Trump? Nope… Jesus. But in the midst of that darkness, He had something else to say.

Words In The Sand

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John 8:1-11  “What did Jesus write in the sand?” I’ve heard the question; I’ve read many “answers.” But that’s not the most important issue in the text (it’s actually not important – I’ll prove it Sunday!). The most important issue is, what happens when legalism (rules) crosses grace?

Powerful Words

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John 7:41-52  For years, the advertising slogan for the brokerage firm, E. F. Hutton, was, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen.” A once-popular perfume, “Whisper,” had as its slogan, “If you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper!” In both cases, the slogan centered on the ideas of paying attention. In the midst of conflict, […]

Passion

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John 7:37-39  The Lord’s Supper reminds us of both the death of Jesus and it looks forward to the return of Jesus. Now you might look at the title of the sermon the week, “Passion” and wonder, ‘What in the world does this have to do with the Lord’s Supper?’ To find out, join us […]