“A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17 Though revolving around a miracle, this passage is about the refusal to trust Jesus’ clear authority over nature, health, sin, and (later) even death (vv. 28-29). John’s Gospel account divides those who encountered Jesus by those who believed and are saved, and those who…

“A Servant Leader” Acts 6:1-7

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “A Servant Leader” Acts 6:1-7 A deacon in the Southern Baptist Church is an office of service. The term is used of “serving tables” (deacon tables) and is stated in Acts 6, and the Greek term for table is used for more than food. It also is used of money tables.…

“Words, Witness, and Works” John 4:27-54

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Words, Witness, and Works”  John 4:27-54 Jesus didn’t stay long where He got too much attention and He visited people and places where He’d not typically be accepted. Seems counter-intuitive to us. But to God, such is necessary. Paradoxically, those from whom He came needed more evidence to believe in Him,…

“Wellspring of Worship” John 4:1-26

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “Wellspring of Worship” John 4:1-26 When I attempt to create witnessing opportunities, I find that people are not looking For God or His righteousness (Ro. 3:10-11).  That is why I have to point to sin (theirs and mine) and the necessity for repentance, sacrifice, substitution, righteousness, and mercy.  Jesus is the…

“Joy for Jesus” John 3:22-36

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Joy for Jesus” John 3:22-36 There is much upon which Christian folk disagree. There is always opportunity for opposition but we ought to seek points of agreement firstly. The main things are the plain things and the plain things are the main things! Although a controversial figure, John the baptizer (crazy…

“Salvation in the Son” John 3:12-21

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Salvation in the Son” John 3:12-21 Jesus told Nicodemus what was necessary to enter the “Kingdom of God” (being born from above – Jn. 3:5) and went on to explain how to attain “everlasting life” (vv. 13-16). After mentioning the mystery of the Spirit, who gives us new life and thus…

“Scandalous Scene at the Temple” John 2:13-25

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Scandalous Scene at the Temple” John 2:13-25 Imagine a young public servant barging into the Capital Building while congress was in session, taking and breaking the gavel while accusing congress that they have made a mockery of the US Constitution by exploiting the tax paying citizens. And after they demanded his…