John 3:16 John 3:16 is arguably the most familiar passage of the entire Bible. But what is quoted by many is often understood by few. The true depth and wonder of this verse is too often overlooked or too lightly esteemed by our modern culture, but a closer examination reveals an intimate glimpse of the sheer magnitude of God’s love.
John 12:1-8 The contrast of Mary’s devotion and Judas’ rejection sharply demonstrates what lies at the heart of a true disciple – a sincere affection and supreme love of Jesus. A Christian must prize Christ above all earthly things.
John 11:45-57 (Guest Preacher Paul Abdallah) After Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, the response schismatic — belief, or unbelief. Yet deeply imbedded in this entire narrative is the sovereign hand of God working to bring about a real and permanent substitution for the sin of his people. The context of the Passover and the prophesy of the religious leaders …
John 11:1-44 Jesus’ miracles are meant to reveal to us the glory of God and the glory of Christ. The raising of Lazarus reveals God’s glory in three ways: in the delayed relief of human suffering, in the promise of new life, and in the ultimate revelation of Christ in the gospel.
John 9 In his dramatic healing of a man blind from birth, Jesus reveals to us the normative pattern of God’s interaction and self disclosure to the world — namely, using the despised, rejected, and lowly to humble the proud and exalt the humble, for the glory of God. Do we see our lowliness as an advantage for the purposes of God, …
John 8:31-59 Jesus confronts the fickle faith of the Jews, and by exposing their insincere faith, paints a clear picture of what genuine faith really looks like.
John 8:12-30 What does it mean that Jesus is the Light of the world? How does the revelation of the Father in the Son help us see our own lives more clearly? And how does the church reflect the Light of Christ to the world?