Storms happen. And lately, it seems that they keep getting windier. Well, the key to weathering a storm is who you’re weathering it with. That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 5:30-47.
People balk at having a Judge. But we do. Would you rather have one Judge who is for you, or a hundred judges who are against you? That’s what this sermon on John 5:19-29 explores, along with the question about whether we can trust that the Gospels accurately preserve Jesus’ words.
It’s a disorienting and tiring time. What if a confidence that God continues to work helps you to take the pressure off? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 5:1-18.
Mistakes pile up. So do sins, failures and misplaced priorities that have hurt you and others, and have gone against God. But guess what? You are still lovable. Jesus died for you knowing you. That’s what this Good Friday sermon explores on John 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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?
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.
It’s one of his most popular sermons. Turning water into wine — and over 700 bottles! But why? And how does this influence how we think about our dignity and honour? That’s what this sermon on John 2:1-12 explores.
A round orange piece of paper may look like a basketball from a distance, but you can’t shoot hoops with it. Following Jesus is a 3D (not a 2D experience); it involves learning but also doing. This sermon on John 1:35-41 explains why and how.
We want to be whole-hearted, balanced and refreshed. And yet, many are feeling half-hearted, off-centred and tired! Good news: The Holy Spirit makes your spirit whole. That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 1:19-34.
Do you misunderstand (or undervalue) what it means to be deliberately adopted by God and deprive yourself of that knowledge and assurance? Do you know what it means to grow in both grace and truth? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 1:6-18.
Is my life headed in the right direction? It is… if you’re following the right person. In this sermon on John 1:1-5, I give an overview of the book and invite us to look to these 5 verses as an evaluative tool for the questions that matter most.
You’re less likely to get knocked off centre if you’re properly centred. One way to do that is to “guard your heart.” This sermon on Proverbs 4:20-27 is timely for a new year and explains the how and why.
We are living in a time of upheaval, a stampede of fear. In this concise Christmas Eve message I look at Luke 2: 8-14 and explain how fear retreats when Christ advances.
What does it mean that Jesus is the “radiance of God’s glory,” and how do we bask in it? The right kind of light makes you see things you didn’t see before. This sermon is a high-level summary of our series on Hebrews.