“Live your best life now!” But what is your best life? Jesus said he came that we might have “abundant” life (John 10:10). This sermon explores that text and invites us to use our limited time on earth well.
A national poll asked: “If you could ask God only one question and you knew he would give you an answer, what would you ask?”
You’re facing a storm. You need a captain. Which do you choose? The one with no experience, or the one with the winningest record in history? This sermon explores John 8:48-59. the divinity (and captaincy) of Jesus, and his ship (the church).
Jesus calls the Devil the “father of lies.” Those are weighty words! How seriously do we take the battle between truth and deception? If you think
“The truth will set you free.” So said Jesus. Aren’t we already free? Not necessarily. Good things are both now and in the future. This sermon on John 8:31-38 explores just these things.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever WATCHES me…” Oops, nix that. “Whoever FOLLOWS me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Let’s talk about why and how in this sermon on John 8:12-30. The light might not always take you where you want to go; but it takes you where you need to go.
“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” Did Jesus act with all grace and no truth, or all truth and no grace? — or both? This sermon explores John 5:53-8:11 (a text not in the oldest biblical manuscripts) and considers what we can learn from it about opening doors to others.
Is it the dawn of a new, uncertain era? Are we in the ‘gray zone’? This sermon explores Jesus’ words at the Feast of Tabernacles in John 7:25-52 and some guidance for the road ahead.
“Don’t judge me!” That phrase is thrown around a lot these days. But what is the difference between being judgmental and using “right judgment” (which Jesus says we should do)? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 7:1-24. “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
What is puzzling to you is a puzzle piece to God. When things seem just too much, maybe you need to ponder the hugeness of God. That’s what this sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 explores.
Your soul has an appetite — fill it with the wrong thing and be eternally corroded; fill it with the right thing and be eternally contented. This sermon on John 6:25-71 explores this idea as Jesus speaks controversial words about being “the bread of life.”
He actually walked on water. And there was a purpose to it. The powerful presence of Jesus is greater than the powerful presence of fear. That’s what I explore (for them then and for you now) in this sermon on John 6:16-24.
Do you ever wonder if you can make a real difference? You can; but you may be thinking about it all wrong. That’s what this practical sermon on John 6:1-15 explores. It’s the story of Jesus feeding the thousands… and of an anonymous boy.
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.