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Sermons on John

Easter 5

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Easter 5 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinActs 8:26–40, John 14:15-21 This Easter, we have been looking at the transformed understanding of the disciples brought about by the encounter with presence of and teaching of the risen Jesus in their midst. This transformation turns frightened followers into apostles, witnesses of Jesus who are sent out on mission and turn simple…

Ascending and Descending in Christ

Maundy Thursday – Descending and Ascending in Christ Doug FloydJohn 13 God is kneeling.before a man who will betray him to his enemies.before men who will deny him and forsake him. The High and Holy One descends to the misery of broken people with broken hearts and broken lives, who keep on breaking His glorious creation. Jesus descends into the mess and…

Lent 5 – Beholding Jesus

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Lent 5 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinJohn 12:20–36 For I know nothing among you but Christ Jesus and him crucified in the name of the living God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today is a preview of Passion Sunday, when lent begins its painful and dramatic conclusion. By focusing on the final trials, sufferings and…

Abide in Christ

Easter 6 2023Rev. Doug FloydJohn 15:1-17 The air is filled with tension. Jesus has been talking with the disciples about going away. Judas left the meal abruptly and Jesus spoke of betrayal. Peter, their bold leader, was told he would deny Jesus. The disciples are confused and troubled. Jesus is saying things the disciples cannot fully grasp. Twice He tells the disciples…

The Good Shepherd

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 4 2023Rev. Doug FloydPsalm 23, John 10:1-10 Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”[1]He fulfills the role of shepherd for His people. He fulfills this role by laying down His life for the sheep. As the good shepherd, the true leader, He sacrifices Himself to rescue His wandering…

Easter 2 – Unfolding Faith

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 2Rev. Doug FloydJohn 20 Our story begins in the dark. The characters, Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, Thomas, are in the dark. They understand what is happening. They struggle with fear and doubt and sadness. The light that overcomes the darkness has already begun to rise. Mary arrives at the tomb of Jesus in the dark. She sees the…