Continuing on from last week’s message about Nicodemus and the need to be “born again” or “born from above”, we find Jesus responding to Nicodemus’ bewilderment in John 3.9-21. We learn that we don’t lack knowledge; we lack inner spiritual transformation. Listen to the message below, or watch the Facebook Live feed, to find out more.
The term “born again” has a lot of baggage attached to it, principally by those who deride the term, but also by those who think there’s more than one ‘class’ of Christian. What does it really mean, and why should we not fear it? Based on John 3.1-8, you can listen to or watch this message:
Elie Wiesel said, “The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.” Of all that should characterize the church, and especially its leadership, indifference should not be part of it! Jesus’ experience of cleansing the temple in John 2.13-25 helps us understand this. Have a listen, or watch the Facebook Live feed below (which includes the ordination of 3 new ruling elders!).
There are some helpful lessons that the story of Jesus’ first miracle – changing water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana – has to teach us. We look at a few of them in this message, based on John 2.1-12. Have a listen, or check out the Facebook Live feed, for which you need no account. At the beginning, I showed this video (which can be heard on the audio recording, but is absent from the video recording).
Some Bible passages just scream out song titles – in this case, a popular song title! Based on John 1.43-51, you can listen to, or watch, “Stairway to Heaven” here:
John the Baptist introduces Jesus as the Lamb of God, and offers a riddle as part of the description. We all like a riddle now and again – what does this one mean? Listen, or watch, and find out. This message is an exposition of John 1.29-34.
Merry Christmas! At our Christmas morning service, I did a very short review of our journey (so far) in the Gospel of John (by reading 1.1-14) and reviewed an important theological point that was posted on this blog a few weeks ago. Listen to, or watch, this brief message below.