John 3:1-15 He came at night, most likely out of fear of what the others might think. He didn’t ask a question, but Jesus gave him an answer, using what is now one of the most widely-known (and widely misunderstood!) Christian phrases, “You must be born again.” The man was confused by the words – […]
John 2 I flew into Boston late one night, headed for a business conference in Foxboro. Someplace, I missed a sign for a turn and ended up in Salem (That was before we had phones that would talk to us and tell us how to recover from our driving mistakes). My mistake only added an […]
John 1:19-51 Imagine standing on the bank of a river, going about your business (which happens to be ministry!). Suddenly, Jesus walks by. What would you say? John the Baptist experienced this. His words? “Behold, the Lamb of God.” And things change from this point forward! How does this connect to our world?
John 1:1-18 Some passages in Scripture make me say “Hmmmm” in ways that others do not. Some, like this one, are more difficult to grasp. Not what they say, but the depth of what they mean. Think about this with me: The Creator takes the form of a created being, enters His creation, lives with […]
The world is awash in ideas about the identity of Jesus. Whether a good, moral, man or the “mushy” Jesus that too often shows up in movies, many people have wrong ideas about Him. If we are to believe in Him for eternal life, we certainly need to know the real Jesus! If we are […]
The Philippines mission team returns. Roger updates us on what God is doing in the Philippines.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 As we come to the close of this series, a common thread winds through all the “art of…” topics – Grace! Whether that is the initial grace we experience when we are first saved, the grace that we experience in our daily lives, or God’s grace through us as we relate with […]
1 Timothy 6:10 I recently received a letter about our car. “Dear Roger Fankhauser, after reviewing your status we can place you in a new car and reduce or maintain your monthly payment.” Sounds appealing – most people would like something new for the same – or even better – payment. But the letter is […]
Galatians 5:16-25 I decided I’m not going to fight sin any more. It wears me out and besides, it seems I mostly lose. So, I’m done fighting it, done trying to transform my flesh. Now, if you think this means Sunday’s message will be about forming a new search committee to replace a pastor-gone-bad, well, […]