Some people look at Jesus’ words this way. “Believe without evidence.” Some people simply say, “You need to have faith.” Just believe it! I have heard a lot of people, even in this church say that! I think we need to be very careful of saying those words! I certainly don’t want to be calling […]
In this sermon, we concentrate on Jesus’ sixth word from the cross, “It is finished.” In it we learn that Jesus’s suffering, work and atonement are all completed and that prophecy is fulfilled.
Even though it was a terrible question that the disciples asked Jesus when they asked the question, “Who sinned, this man or his parents?” we can be grateful for Jesus’ answer. This answer helps us to understand the relationship between suffering and sin.
As the Jews in the passage essentially say to Jesus, ‘who do you think you are?’ we take a look then at just who Jesus is. We consider whether he is a Samaritan with a demon? Is he greater than Abraham? Is he in fact the son of God? God himself come to earth? How […]
In this sermon we are trying to identify who the real believers in Jesus are. You in your mind might object to that and say, “Who are we to judge?” but we are just using the teachings of Jesus here and this can be helpful for us personally. Many people identify themselves as believers, but […]
Jesus is here laying out what it means to be a true disciple. He speaks of those who are TRULY his disciples. there might be some people who go to church, are part of ministries, they like Jesus, they might read the Bible on occasion. Probably they want to go to heaven, maybe they can […]
Now, this claim by Jesus is very dramatic! If any other human being said these words we would all say, “Doesn’t that man have an ego.” We would be like Joseph’s brothers who couldn’t believe Joseph’s dreams and how they would all bow down to him. These words are dramatic but if they are true […]