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Sermon Blog

  • Jesus’ New Command (John 13,15)

    After the Lord’s Supper in John 13, Jesus has a conversation with his disciples that goes on for several chapters (13-17). He revisits multiple themes which will build on life in the Kingdom of God. This is John's last lengthy recorded conversation of Jesus talkining to his disciples. Judas has left to betray him; time is short. These […]

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  • Freedom From Slavery (John 8)

    As part of the series we are in on the Gospel of John, I (Jeff Martin) will be speaking from John 8:31-59. This passage in John 8 continues to focus on Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem. It describes an encounter in the Jerusalem Temple between Jesus and a group of Jews from Judea, which included a […]

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  • Taking Off Grave Clothes (John 11)

    7-10 sermon

    Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany. [Mary and Martha, his sisters] sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”  But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by […]

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  • Dying To Live (John 12)

    7-17 Sermon

    You may have heard of an autobiographical book (and eventually a  movie) called Eat Pray Love written by Liz Gilbert in 2006. Here’s a brief synopsis thanks to Google: “Liz Gilbert thought she had everything she wanted in life: a home, a husband and a successful career. Now newly divorced and facing a turning point, […]

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  • Life in the Pen (John 10)

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    Jesus uses the symbol of sheep and shepherd to relate eternal truths about the world, the church ,and the kingdom of God .

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  • The Leaving of the 5000 (John 6)

    Today’s church seems to be more characterized by what it will not accept than it is by a sincere commitment to Christ and his teachings. The events recorded in John 6 remain an excellent lesson for us today.

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  • The Meeting of Misery and Mercy (John 7 – 8:12)

    6-12 sermon

    In the story of the Woman Caught In Adultery, we see Jesus embody God’s perspective on how to balance judgment and mercy.[1] We will first look at the context of the story, then at the person of Jesus, and finally why this story matters to us. Let’s start with some background. This happened on the […]

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  • Faith, Frailty and Miracles (John 4:46-54; John 5:1-17)

    5-22 sermon

    John 4:46-54 As Jesus traveled to Cana (the village in Galilee where He transformed the water into fine wine), He was met by a government official from Herod’s court. This man had heard a rumor that Jesus had left Judea and was heading to Galilee, and he came in desperation begging for Jesus’ help because […]

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  • Grace, Like Water, Flows Downhill (John 4:1-26)

    5-15 sermon

    Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near […]

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  • Jesus is God (John 1)

    4-17 sermon

    (This sermon was given by Scott Smith) Anyone interested in history or biographies? Would you like to hear some inside info about WW1, or all of Edison’s failed inventions? Would you still be interested if I said all this was not based on any study or research, but based on my own first-hand knowledge of […]

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