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7/15/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 12

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Jesus and the Greeks

A seemingly random request for an audience from a group of Greeks is an opportunity for Jesus to explain His purpose in coming to the Earth. Israel wanted a military leader/messiah. The Greeks were curious about what was going on. Jesus was prepared to die for both the Jews and the Greeks and it was time for the world to know the true plan of God...

7/8/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 12

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Triumphal Entry

A story recorded in all 4 gospels indicates it is a serious marker in the life of Christ. Jesus presents Himself as Israel’s Messiah, yet under His terms. While appearing receptive, there is an undertone of skepticism that will explode in just a few days into calls for His crucifixion. This is the beginning of the Passion week.

7/1/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

Communion
Communion

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song, word and by partaking of the communion elements together.

6/24/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 12

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Pure Worship

A powerful story is told about true love and worship of Jesus. Underlying all of this is the building tension between Jesus and His enemies. This story is a continuation of the resurrection of Lazarus story, almost like a post-script. We see in this section what is expected of us if we truly love the Lord and its contrasted with those who are in it all for themselves.

 

6/17/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 11

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Conspracy to Murder

The plot thickens and Jesus becomes public enemy number one simply because He raised Lazarus from the dead. It makes no sense to us looking at it from 2,000 years later; but to the leaders of Jesus day it made perfect sense. They refused to see the absolute good Jesus did but only saw the potential for a disruption of their miserable lives.

6/11/2018

Pastor Mark WIlliams

Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker

6/3/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 11

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Lazarus

One of the most famous stories in John is the resurrection of Lazarus. It is only included here in this gospel and it is a powerful word picture of Jesus 5th I Am statement. He said I am the Resurrection and then demonstrated it powerfully by resurrecting His friend who had died. He is our resurrection too, He is described as the first fruit of our resurrection!

5/27/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 10

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I and the Father are One

Jesus was confronted by the religious leaders who demanded to know who He really was. After 3 years, many messages, countless miraculous healings and many other’s proclamations of Messiah-hood; they were unwilling to speak the truth that was right before them. They fail to understand either the words or the deeds that Jesus really is God in the flesh.

 

5/20/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 10

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
The Good Shepherd

Jesus use of shepherding as a metaphor for His own ministry is rich in Biblical meaning. Sheep and shepherds are seen from Genesis to Revelation. While we are somewhat removed from farming in our day, we can understand the metaphor quite well. God wants to shepherd us, but we, like rebellious sheep have gone astray. Jesus has come to bring us home, will we follow?

5/13/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 9

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
A Man Born Blind

This fascinating story is used to teach multiple lessons to a variety of groups, but its most profound lesson is that Jesus is who He says He is. His words and actions confirm that He is indeed the Messiah who has come to seek and save the lost. The religious leaders are the true blind ones here who refuse to see Him as He is, while the physically blind man is given spiritual sight...

5/6/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I AM

In His most direct statement to the crowds in general, Jesus proclaims clearly that He is God. This was preceded by some back and forth where the crowd hurled insults at Him as He spoke to them about their eternal destination. Bullies and mean people are not something new or even foreign to our politics. Jesus had to deal with them also, and with the truth on our side, we can be confident in those situations too.

4/29/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
The Truth will set you Free

I Am the Light...who shows you the true way to the Father.” This message from Jesus will be rejected and replaced with stale Judaism that relies more upon what the Father’s did than what I need to do to be found right with Father God. Jesus does what seems so counterproductive—chase away professing followers. Because He knows all men though, He knew they weren’t genuine followers who were pursuing true freedom...

4/22/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

Communion
Communion

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song, word and by partaking of the communion elements together.

4/15/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I AM the Light of the World

Jesus makes the 2nd of the 7 I AM statements in this passage and then explains and illustrates it over the next 2 chapters. Light and darkness are compared/contrasted here as the religious leaders confront Him once again. Jesus in a masterful stroke turns the tables on them and points out they are the ones who are deceiving themselves and others...

4/8/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7-8

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Woman Caught in Adultery

One of the most famous parts of John is this passage and the woman caught in adultery. It is filled with emotion and drama and it is often more about the woman than about Jesus. He is the focus of this story though as the religious leaders used her to try to get Him. There are many lessons to learn from this story though about forgiveness and the power of confrontation.

4/1/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

Easter
Does the Resurrection Matter?

Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection Sunday and is the highest and holiest days on the Christian Calendar...

3/25/2018

Pastor Mark WIlliams

Guest Speaker
Palm Sunday

3/18/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Conflicted Over Who Jesus Is

Jesus was such a dynamic force that we find many of His contemporaries confused as to what to do with Him. He spoke truthfully, but His teaching ran counter to what they believed and had been taught. It came to a head here at the feast of tabernacles and he opposition to Him will only grow until 6 months later He will be crucified. Even today much confusion arises over what should we do with Jesus, what have you done with Him?

3/11/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 7

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
A Study of the Early Life of Joshua

We live in a time where we are driven by the clock and the calendar. With more devices to make life easier, time has become more demanding and life has become even more complicated. In all of this, we have learned to trust God’s plan for our lives and pursue a desire to control our lives and trust God less. Jesus was unwilling to let popular opinion force God’s timing. He trusted the plan of the Father for His life, do we?

3/4/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I am the Bread of Life, Part 2

Bread became a breaking point for many who followed Jesus. In fact, bread becomes the basis for breaking off the Galilee ministry tour for Jesus. In a controversial way, Jesus presses the case that eternal life can only come through Him and everything else will leave us hungry. Jesus goes from 5,000+ following Him to 12 in a matter of minutes. Perhaps one of the greatest collapses in history...