2017 Lenten Sermon Series

Don't Be Afraid

"John: Gospel of Light and Life" Series

April 9th, 2017

Reverend Dan is preaching.
John 12:12-19, John 18:1-9

In John’s Gospel we have a whole different view of the Jesus coming into Jerusalem that day to celebration the Passover. 

We see a Jesus in complete control of the situation.  Jesus is crystal clear in John 10:14-18 that no one takes his life from him, but instead he gave his life of his own free will.  When we start to live a life in Christ we are living into that same power, authority, and peace that he tool to the cross.  Jesus told the people of Zion, “Don’t be afraid, your king is coming!”  That same king is the one who not only comes into Jerusalem but also comes to each one of us.

Before I Go...

"John: Gospel of Light and Life" Series

March 26, 2017

Reverend Dan is preaching.
John 15:1-8

Jesus knows that the time has come for him to leave this earthly world.  

What is it that he must convey to these twelve men who have been with him for that last three years?  How can they carry on without him?  What is it that they are supposed to do when Jesus is gone?  How can they continue to be a disciple without a rabbi?  That answer is hidden, and yet as clear as a grape hanging from a branch. 

It's a Matter of Life and Death

"John: Gospel of Light and Life" Series

March 19th, 2017

Reverend Dan is preaching.
John 6:28-35

Life is as simple as bread and water.  

Physically we as human beings are very aware of the two basic necessities for human survival.  If we boil existence down, we need food and water to survive.  In the text for today we hear Jesus tell people that he is the bread of life and that everyone who believes in him will never be hungry of thirsty again.  Eternal life just like our earthly life has some basic requirements.  Those are food and water.  Jesus knew that and that is why he called himself the BREAD of LIFE.  How are you feeding your eternal soul?  It could be the difference between inviting Christ into your life or you accepting the invitation to live into Christ’s life.  

Since the Beginning

"John: Gospel of Light and Life" Series

March 5th, 2017

Reverend Dan is preaching.
John 1:1-14

The Gospel of John is so different from the other three.  

John begins by telling us that Jesus always was since the beginning of time.  Everything has come into existence through him.  Jesus is the source of light and life.  In our world light is life.  The sun shines and the plants, trees, and shrubs come to life.  Christ came into the world to draw us from the darkness and into the light.  This is the way that God had made the world since the beginning.  This Lenten season is creating another opportunity for us to turn from the darkness and to live into the light by believing in him.