Sermons from August 2020

Why Holiness

John 17:6-19 About John 17:6-8 He assumes a common Jewish posture for prayer by raising his eyes toward heaven. Jesus prays for his personal disciples and then prays for those who will be their disciples. God’s desire for relationships. We should see ourselves too as the subjects of this prayer. Jesus is our Lord and shepherd In his prayer Jesus is telling his father he has brought this small group of disciples into a relationship with himself and the father. …

How To Find Joy In A Crisis

John 16:20-24, 33.   4 LessonsFor Joy in a Crisis… Look for Jesus Think about Jesus Pray in Jesus’ name Be amazed by Jesus 22 Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. a fascinating thought,it’s not going to be easy.nothing will take that joy away.  For Joy in a Crisis… Look for Jesus Joy can be subdued. It can even get swamped by sorrow,…

Staying Alive

Biblical Text: John 15 Problem Everyone wants to know how they can change.  How can a selfish person become unselfish? How can a controlling manipulative person become a liberator? How can a cowardly person become courageous? How can a winer become a giver? How can a worrier become a rock? How can a bigot become understanding? Jesus is saying, “I’m the key to that.” Relevant question There’s no more relevant question in a society and there’s no more relevant question…

How The Holy Spirit Helps Us

Themes from Jesus’ last conversation with his disciples Expect trouble God will take care of you Serve others in humility Love one another God would answer their prayers Send the Holy Spirit is to guide them This sermon – John 14 What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus? What does it mean to continue his life on earth? How will this be possible for me? What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus? John 14:2-3…

Everything Is Changing

1. Expect Trouble  John 13:12-17 NIVWhen he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have…