Crowds can be fickle. One day they’re yelling “Hosanna!” to Jesus and a few days later they’re crying “Crucify him!” Where are we in the mix? Are we fickle, or faithful? That’s what this Palm Sunday sermon explores with John 12:12-19, along with four practical helps toward faithfulness.
Crowds can be funny… and dangerous. What is going on with waving palms, frenzied people, and a Savior on a foal? That’s that’s I explore in this Bible Study podcast on John 12:12-19 at the start of Holy Week.
Do you want to explain (or defend) your faith with greater confidence and clarity? Join the club, and listen to this podcast with Greg Koukl, author of ‘Tactics,’ president of Stand to Reason, a speaker at over 80 university campuses, and radio host for over 30 years defending ‘Christianity worth thinking about.’
It’s the ‘Age of Melancholy.’ People are despairing (for a lot of reasons). So what is your reason for hope, and how can you be a healing presence to others? That’s what this sermon on John 4:43-54 explores.
When Jesus heals a boy from about 27 kms away, not only does he change his life (and his family’s life), but he teaches us something about what to expect in the future as God’s people. This episode is a Bible study on John 4:43-54.
Jesus saves. But from what? And FOR what? In short, more than you think on both accounts. This sermon on John 4:27-42 seeks to expend our understanding of what a Saviour is as we invite him to work in the troubled parts of our lives.
A saviour is one who saves. Pretty obvious, right? Wrong. This episode is a Bible study on John 4:27-42 and explores Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman, and the broader implications of what a Saviour is and does.
They call it the information age. But to me, it often feels like we have too much data and too little wisdom. This episode is a talk with Claude Cox who has spent years with the elderly. Here, he shares some wisdom that has been passed on.
What do you seek? The weekend, more friends? God SEEKS people to worship him “in the Spirit and in truth.” So that’s clearly what we should be shooting for. But what does it mean, and how do we do it? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 4:1-26.
God cares about HOW we worship. And no, this isn’t about style. It’s about worshiping him “in spirit and truth.” In fact God “seeks” people to do so. This episode is a Bible Study on John 4:1-26 and the Samaritan woman at the well and “living water.”
What is spiritual warfare? Why do some avoid it? Isn’t the Bible just ‘out of date’? Who is our enemy? Does possession still happen? How do we win?! I discuss all this and more (put on your seatbelts) with Jon Thompson, author of Deliverance.
Power, independence and control are in. Humility is out. But why? It’s endangered. It’s also the recipe for true greatness in God’s eyes. This sermon explores John 3:22-36 and offers three applications for our lives.
John the Baptist was a radical, especially when contrasted with the me-first, look-at-me mantras of today. This episode is a Bibles Study on John 3:22-36 and the cardinal virtue: humility.
John 3:16. It’s a world-famous summary verse of what matters most. Heaven, hell, belief, condemnation, rescue, love, faith, Jesus. This sermon mines this text and provides 6 ideas to go deeper and higher.
It’s the most famous Bible verse in the world. But what does it actually mean? This episode unpacks John 3:16 and takes us into the heart of God, eternity, and everything that matters most.
It’s a crazy time, like living through an emotional earthquake. What does Jesus means when he says to be ‘born again,’ and how can this radical re-orientation of our lives stabilize and equip us for the living of these days?
What in the world does it mean to be ‘born again.’ We’ve heard the term, maybe even used it. We can’t see God’s kingdom without it, says Jesus. This episode is a Bible study of Jesus’ powerful words to Nicodemus in John 3:1-21.
Who was Valentine, anyway? Why February 14th? And some advice for a stronger love.
While cleansing the Temple Jesus was full of “zeal.” What is it? (Because we too should have it.) This sermon on John 2:13-25 explores this idea and encourages us to move from ritual to relationship in our faith.
So much for Jesus meek and mild! He’s upset, and this Bible study episode on John 2:13-25 explains why. We also discuss his “zeal” and what it might mean for us today.