• Encountering Jesus: The True Judge

    As Jesus returns to the temple, He continues His teaching. He is interrupted by the religious leaders bringing a woman who was caught in adultery. She is nothing more than a pretext to accuse Jesus of something more serious. But what Jesus does in this account is show us that:...

  • Encountering Jesus: Provision and Division

    We all know what it is to be thirsty. We have all been in that place where our mouth is dry; we are parched and longing for water. In John 7, Jesus speaks to the ways that He is God’s provision of living water for us. It’s here that we...

  • Encountering Jesus: The Bread of Life

    We’ve all experienced it at some point: hunger. Just thinking about it may cause your stomach to rumble or cause you to realize it’s been longer than you’d like since you last ate anything. Whether it’s true of you now or just recalling the last time it happened, when you’re...

  • True Sabbath Rest

    This past Sunday we deviated away from John’s gospel to take an extended look at the concept of Sabbath. We are an exhausted people who ironically are fighting and rejecting the offer of God’s rest in Sabbath. But what we saw in Hebrews 4, is that the Sabbath reminds us...

  • Encountering Jesus: The Drama of Deity

    It was a blessing to be able to worship and study God’s Word with you all this past Sunday.  As we continued through the book of John, this week we found ourselves in John 5.  As we studied such an important passage, my prayer is that we clearly saw that:...

  • Encountering Jesus: Close Encounters

    John Chapter 4 We encounter Jesus so that we might become worshipers, and that we might help others do the same. If you have ever watched farm machinery at work, you are aware of how complex the harvesting process really is. In John chapter 4, Jesus is teaching his disciples...

  • Gospel Proclamation

    At various points in our series through John’s gospel, we will come to items that we want to devote more time and attention to. Last week, we saw the message that we proclaim about Jesus. So this week we chose to pause John and head to Acts 17 to dive...

  • Encountering Jesus: Our Identity and Our Message

    If you’ve ever tried to elevate a role or a position that you’re in above its intended place, then you have a sense of where the disciples of John the Baptist are at. But this attempted elevation of a role exposes an identity that’s rooted outside of who we are...

  • Encountering Jesus: New Birth and New Life

    I can’t think of anything that’s more miraculous and awe-inspiring than new life! It’s stunning and breath-taking to behold and witness such an event. This is the very thing that Jesus unfolds for us in John 3. It’s here that we see: When we believe in Jesus we are born...

  • Encountering Jesus: God’s Transforming Power

    If you love witnessing a transformation, then John 2 is for you! As Jesus initiates His public ministry, He does so by transforming water into wine, but far more importantly, transforming the way in which people are to think about how we’re made pure before God. In John 2, what...