The next sermon in our series Encountering Jesus through John’s Gospel. This week we looked at the end of Chapter 18 and the beginning of Chapter 19 to see the truth about Jesus’ innocent substitutionary sacrifice compared to the guilt of Barabbas. In this sermon we see both ourselves and Jesus’ greatness.
The next sermon in our series Encountering Jesus through John’s Gospel looking at Jesus’ interactions with Pilate to see what we can learn about what the kingdom of God is like versus the kingdoms of this world.
Dear Friends, See if you can spot the issue here. “We worship a living God. Not one locked up in the Scripture of 2,000 years ago.” That sentiment was voiced some years ago by a protestant clergyman, who went on to say “What I love about believing in a living God is that I believe God is constantly revealing God’s self to us over time, and with each succeeding generation, we come a little closer to understanding the mind of God.” The clergyman’s words…
Dear Friends, For years, when people thought about etiquette, the name that came to mind first was Emily Post. Her 1922 book Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home quickly became a best seller and was the go-to manual for how to behave in polite society. Her daily newspaper column on etiquette made her a household name. There was a time when, if you wanted to be a respected member of high society, a rite of passage involved attending a “finishing…
Dear Friends, My wife has suffered more in life that I have. She has given birth. Five times. And she has had kidney stones. She tells me that while both events are excruciating, she’d much rather give birth than have a kidney stone. At least you have a child and not just a jagged quarter inch mineral deposit to show for all your pain! This week I read about work done by pediatric researches in 2017 in Philadelphia. Using an artificial womb – what they called…
Jesus talked more about money than almost any other subject in the Bible. He said, “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). That means we declare something to be truly important when we invest our money in it.
Everything we have belongs to God. He has entrusted us to be good stewards and to invest our resources – our time, our talents and our treasure – wisely. It is a privilege to be God’s instruments on earth and take the good news of Jesus to a broken, hurting world.
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