Resource from February 2018

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2/18/18 FOLLOWING JESUS: THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE John 11:1-44

If you were here Wednesday night for the Ash Wednesday service, today’s text can seem like the complete opposite kind of message at first glance.  On Ash Wednesday we receive the imposition of ashes in the mark of the cross on our foreheads as we are reminded of our mortality: we are dust, and to […]

2/11/18 INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE: RECEIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT John 9:1-41

 Today is observed in the church calendar as Transfiguration Sunday, and if we were following the Revised Common Lectionary then we would be looking at the story of the transfiguration of Jesus from Matthew, Mark, or Luke. It should not surprise you by now that John’s Gospel does not have an account of the […]

Sermon 2/4/18 INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE: DRINK THE WATER OF LIFE John 4:1-42

Last week John showed us a picture of Nicodemus, a Pharisee and leader of the Jews, taking the risk of going at night to have a conversation with the renegade Galilean preacher Jesus of Nazareth.  Jesus invited him to leave behind his comfort zone entirely and be born anew into the abundant life of the […]

Sermon 1/28/18 INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE: BE BORN AGAIN John 3:1-21

The past two weeks we have looked at a pair of very different stories from John’s Gospel.  In the first, Jesus keeps a party going by changing water to wine at a wedding celebration in Cana.  In the second, Jesus shuts a party down by creating a scene at the Temple overturning the tables of […]