Biblical Messages

The Way

In John 14.1-14, Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples about his impending departure.  He tells them that they know where he is going, but they claim not to know the way.  Jesus tells them that he is the way!  He also tells them that they are capable of undertaking miraculous signs just like he did.  So what can we learn from this?  The message begins at 28:18.

 

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Biblical Messages

Raising the Bar

Sometimes, as a pastor, I prepare with a particular goal in mind and when I’ve finished preaching my message, I have found it does not come out quite as I had hoped.  Today was one of those days.  It was not a bad message at all; but I’m not sure it said all that I hoped it would say.  I may tackle the same passage next Sunday and see where that goes. But for now, here is the worship gathering from June 23, 2019 with a message, “Raising the Bar”, from John 13.31-38.  The message itself starts at 32:28.

Biblical Messages

What Is Truth?

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.)

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Biblical Messages

Two Christmas Gifts

Jesus is the gift, as we say at Christmas, but he brought with him two gifts that are also xmas as a childfor us.  We learn about them in John 1.6-14.  Have a listen, or watch the Facebook Live feed below (no account needed).  And yes, that’s me at a young age pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

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Biblical Messages

LOVE ONE ANOTHER: 3. Remain Faithful

1 John 2.18-27 gives the impression that John is a bit exasperated with the Gnostics who have infiltrated his community of faith.  His call to the church (then and now) is to remain faithful in spite of what they are facing.  A healthy church is fixed on truth.  Listen here:

Biblical Messages

What Love Means

The tiny letter of 2 John reminds us that love means walking in obedience to truth:  truth found in Scripture, truth found in the person of Jesus Christ. GOD Is 'LOVE' - 1 John 4 verses 7-8 With so many people adopting moral relativism, it is hard to talk about truth, yet God’s truth is absolute!  You can listen to this message, “What Love Means”, here: