Our elders at St. Paul’s Church, Nobleton have been discerning God’s will regarding our core values in recent months, and today’s message, along with next week’s, expound upon what has been set forth by the elders. It’s based on Acts 2.42-47, and you can watch or listen here:
Jesus is risen! We celebrated today by looking at the story of the resurrection from the perspective of John, in John 20.1-18. There’s a footrace, and a big surprise in this version. Watch or listen below, and Happy Easter!
The crucifixion of Jesus, according to John, demonstrates some important aspects of our Saviour that we do well to understand. Watch or listen below to this message based on John 19.16b-42.
In John’s rendering of the Palm Sunday story – the Triumphal Entry – in John 12.12-19, his emphasis is different from that of the other gospel writers. He focuses on the crowds. So for this message, that’s what I decided to do, too: since Easter is next weekend, we need to be ready for whatever “crowds” the Lord will bring our way. I learned the main points of this message from a webinar put on by The Rocket Company a few weeks back. Have a listen, or a watch, and see if there is a way you can be ready for guests!
John 19.1-16a teaches us many things, but among them are principles – good and bad – of leadership. Pilate and the Jewish leaders around Jesus’ trial demonstrated poor leadership, while Jesus – though he was the accused – demonstrated good leadership. Listen to, or watch, this message entitled “No King But Caesar” to learn more!
That’s the question Pilate asked Jesus when Jesus started talking about truth in his trial. It’s a question a lot of people ask today, too. Take a look at this message, based on John 18.28-40. (As you will notice, I remark on the fact that my digital audio recorder’s batteries died part-way through the message, which is why we only have the Facebook Live feed today; you can watch it with or without a Facebook account. Just click the link.)
There are two kinds of revelation in Christian theology: general revelation and special revelation. And these leave us without excuse when it comes to knowing God, and having a relationship with Jesus. In this message, that’s how we apply Jesus’ trial before Annas in John 18.19-24. Have a listen, or watch it below.
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