The old Peter resurfaces in this text and his mouth moves before his brain is engaged. Peter says this, “What about him?” I think we all relate to Peter’s comments. The human condition is such that we spend endless time comparing ourselves with others. We so often feel good or bad in comparison to others. […]
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 […]
The passage in many ways lays out for us the basics of what it means to be a genuine disciple of Jesus – Discipleship 101. A true disciple is imperfect but learning to follow Jesus. They are also those who deny themselves in favour of following Jesus and being obedient to him. This is done […]
This is the 2nd part in a 2 part series to introduce and teach the church our new mission statement. “We exist to Win people to Christ and to be transformed to be like Jesus.” We want to recognise that having a mission gives us our reason for being and that from our mission comes […]
Which Christian parent would not urge their own children to go on in the faith? Which Christian parent would not try to be a model for their own children? Which youth leader would not want those they lead to know more about Jesus? It is in that sense that our lifestyle, our faith, our perseverance, […]
As in Chapter 1 where the disciples go and tell others and bring them to meet Jesus, so too here we see the Samaritan woman tell the townspeople to “Come and See” Jesus. Even the testimony of this outcast woman was used by God to bring many to believe and many more to come and […]
When John said, “Behold the lamb of God” he lost two of his disciples. Two of those who knew John, loved John, left to investigate Jesus, described as the lamb of God. These two disciples of John left him and followed Jesus. Now, when you think about what John did, in pointing away from himself, […]
This is the fourth sermon on the five convictions of The Vine Project which we are doing as a church. The theme is that disciples make other disciples by the grace of God and through the working of the Holy Spirit. The first part of the sermon looks at hindrances to this!