Sermons on John

What Makes Jesus Cry?

John 11:35 35 Jesus wept. Dear Friends in Christ, May I ask you a personal question?  What makes you cry?  What causes you shed tears?  No doubt the loss of a loved one.  Perhaps the loss of a pet.  Maybe a sad scene in a movie.  How about pain, bad news, good news, pride in your…

The Fellowship of Donkeys

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they…

A God Who Rises

John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out…

I Am …

John 1:12 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—             {Prayer} When looking at that title up there on the screen … “I Am …”, what are some thoughts which come to mind?  Go ahead and say them out loud. Jesus…

Won’t Heaven be Boring?

“but have eternal life” Dear Friends in Christ, Two weeks ago I preached a sermon unlike any I have ever preached before.  It dealt entirely with the darkest and dreariest subject that any preacher can speak on.  Remember what it was?  It was the subject of hell.  We looked at hell’s location, its duration, its…

Hell’s Supreme Surprise

shall not perish Dear Friends in Christ, I think most of you here today know that I don’t have the best hearing in the world.  For over 40 years now I’ve had to battle that problem because of what my audiologist calls nerve deadness in my ears.  Do you have any idea what caused those…

Help for the Helpless

John 3:16 “who believes in him” INTRO.: for sermon hymn show DVD of “Team Hoyt.” That father and son duo is known as Team Hoyt.  Dick is the father, Rick is the son.  And they love to race.  Just listen to these statistics that I pulled from their web site: 257 triathlons, 6 of which…

Rescued from the Hole

John 3:17 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. {Prayer} בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים Those are the first three words of the Bible, the first three words of Genesis 1:1.  In English, “In the beginning God created” (Gen 1:1a). Throughout the whole creation…

God’s ‘Whoever’ Policy

so that whoever believes in him Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to begin my sermon this morning with a little travel quiz about a country that most of you have probably never been to, and yet I’m sure you are still very familiar with some of its most famous tourist attractions.  And that country…

Undivided Attention

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they…