Sunday, February 22, 2015

Being a Sheep

In John 10 and in various other Scriptures, Christians are compared to sheep -- more than to any other animal. Unlike in Jesus' day, most American Christians don't have much experience with the unique qualities of sheep. This message considers seven characteristics of sheep that are also true of Christians. They are: (1) Unimpressive, (2) Vulnerable, (3) Timid, (4) Social, (5) Followers, (6) Labor-intensive, and (7) Fruitful.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Tale of Two Witnesses

John chapter 9 describes two types of witnesses, one who was bold and courageous (the man whom Jesus had healed) and another that was afraid to say anything about Jesus (the man's parents).  In this message, we use their contrasting examples to discuss five lessons about the believer's witness for Christ.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Led Into the Light

We examine the gracious process by which the blind man Jesus healed in John 9 was brought step-by-step into a saving relationship with Christ.  We consider seven "steps" in the man's conversion: (1) He speaks of Jesus as a man, (2) He speaks of Jesus as a prophet, (3) He identifies himself as Jesus' disciple, (4) He defends Jesus as a holy man from God, (5) He suffers for Jesus' sake, (6) He professes faith in Jesus as the Son of Man, and (7) He worships Jesus as His Lord.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spiritual Blindness

John chapter 9 centers around the healing of a blind man. In ther aftermath of the miracle, Jesus comments on the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees (who interrogate the healed man). From their example, we identify five characteristics of spiritually blind people.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Healing of the Man Born Blind

The 9th chapter of the Gospel of John concerns the healing of the man born blind. This message considers four aspects of this event: (1) The miserable condition of this man before his healing, (2) The unusual means Jesus used in the healing, (3) The Messianic significance of the healing, and (4) The salvation picture that can be seen in the healing.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Working God's Works

This message considers Jesus' exhortation that "we must work the works of Him who sent Me".  Every Christian is urgently called to a life of diligent work for the Lord.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

God's Purpose for Human Suffering

The discussion between Jesus and His disciples before the healing of the man born blind gives great insight into the issue of human suffering. Jesus made clear that the man's blindness was not the result of a particular sin committed either by him or his parents. Rather, Jesus said, it was in order that "the works of God might be displayed in him."

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