We need to assent and to abide when it comes to Jesus. We have to own our faith for ourselves, not rely on others’. This message from John 8.31-41 helps us understand why. Listen, or watch, below.
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.)
Jesus is the gift, as we say at Christmas, but he brought with him two gifts that are also for 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.
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. 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:
Holding a position that says Jesus is the only way to God is not a popular view in our world today, but it is the view that is held by Scripture. That means Christians are expected to grapple with it seriously. It also was a hallmark doctrine of the Reformation, that Jesus is the only mediator between God and humanity. We see this illustrated in many places in the New Testament, not least of which is John 14.1-7. You can listen to the message by clicking here. I apologize if I sound in a hurry; I preached this message at the beginning of the service, so that I could travel to Fraser Church, Tottenham, to baptize the infant daughter of my colleague there. A busy day, but a blessed day indeed.