Series: Go & TellClear
December 25, 2022
Tim and Mike share about a man named Simeon. Simeon is a oft-forgotten part of the Christmas story. But Luke finds him a significant piece of it. Simeon was given the task of "Blessing" the Messiah. And he was given a promise that he would see the "Consolation Of Israel". Remember, Israel had been through so much. And they have been crying out for the long-awaited messiah for literally hundreds upon hundreds of years. Waiting on God can be hard. But God knows what He's doing, and when He needs to do it. In this sermon find out how The Messiah was the encouragement of Israel as well as Salvation for the Jew and the Gentile.
November 27, 2022
Why did the author write the book of John? What was his goal? In this sermon who look at John 20:30-31. In this verses John tells us exactly why he wrote the book. The resurrection - This is the event John uses to explain why he wrote the entire book. John could not be more clear as to his intent. Mary Magdalene, Doubting Thomas and Peter all had their own one on one encounters with Jesus post-resurrection. Find out what their encounters with Jesus teach us about the whole purpose of this book.
November 20, 2022
This sermon from John 17-18 reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle. Find out about the schemes of the Evil One and what we need to do to fight against His lies. When we are awake and aware we can be ready, just as Scripture teaches us.
November 13, 2022
In John 16 we find the prayer of Jesus before He is arrested and put on a cross. What we pray about tells us what's important to us. What do you find yourself praying about? What did Jesus pray about in his John 16 prayer? Find out what's important to Jesus in this sermon by examining what Jesus prayed about.
November 6, 2022
The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood person in the God-Head. In this sermon from John 16 we learn about who the Holy Spirit is, why Jesus told us He would come, and what the Holy Spirit would do. Find out why the Holy Spirit is called, "The Helper" and how He helps us accomplish our purpose!
October 30, 2022
Have you ever found yourself asking the question, "God, why would you allow me to go through so much hardship?" In John 15 we find an analogy of a vineyard. God is the Gardener. Jesus is the Vine. His disciples are the branches. The job of the Branch is to produce fruit. The Gardener will do everything He can to make sure the Branch does exactly that. He prunes and he prunes until the harvest. It's brutal, but the end result is beautiful!
October 23, 2022
Jesus washed his disciples feet. The lowliest of jobs, not for a King. And his disciples knew it. Just see Peter's reaction! After all, what would you do if you saw your Teacher, your Master, the Messiah... being disrespected by doing the job of a slave? Jesus taught us how to love our neighbor by serving.
October 16, 2022
"Jesus Wept" In this sermon we find why these words matter. When we lose a loved one it hurts. In fact, it's hard to imagine experiencing a greater feeling of loss or pain. If Jesus really loves us, why do we have to experience a pain like this? Then we read these words... "Jesus wept." Mary and Martha wondered if Jesus really loved them (and Lazarus). After all, when Jesus heard Lazarus was sick and instead of going straight to Lazarus, he waited 2 more days. In that time, Lazarus had already died. He had been buried in the tomb for 4 days. Did Jesus even care? "Jesus wept." His weeping gives us an insight in to the nature and character of God. Jesus wasn't weeping because he was powerless to do anything. He wept because Mary and Martha were so deeply troubled. What we find next in this story is a proclamation of the power of Jesus. It is evident Mary and Martha knew Jesus could have prevented Lazarus from dying. But, Jesus wanted them know a truth about Him that was far greater. He is the Resurrection and the Life! Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead! In this sermon from John 11 we find how we should respond in death. When others die and when we face death's door. Compassion first... just like Jesus.
October 9, 2022
We all have assumptions. Unfortunately, our assumptions can have a negative impact on the people around us if we're not careful. In this story from John 9-10 we find a man born blind. Jesus heals the man, but what happens throughout the story is assumption after assumption that leads to the man getting kicked out of the synagogue. So how do we assume well? How can we make sure we don't hurt others like the man in the story? This sermon dives in to the power of assumptions, why assumptions impact people, and how we can assume well.