SERMONS


Study Date
Teacher
Scripture
Series
Title
Media
Study Introduction

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...

2/25/2018

The Friends of Israel: Church Representative Paul Pierce

Guest Speaker
The Sovereignty of God

Have you ever wondered why God allows pain and sufferring in the world? Likewise, how do we reconcile God's sovereignty with our will? Paul Pierce explores these difficult questions and more.

2/19/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
I am the Bread of Life, Part 1

John using the first of the “I Am...” statements in this passage when He quotes Jesus as saying I am the Bread of Life. This quote is well developed, following the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus discussions about bread, manna and the Will of the Father. Jesus is all we need in this life, Is He enough for you?

2/11/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Walking on Water

Immediately proceeding after the miraculous meal is another famous story about Jesus walking on water. Many doubt the actuality of this story, but John retells this personal story as only an eyewitness can explain. The crowds play an integral part of the story too as they flit about Galilee looking for more miracles, while those who had experienced them seem to have forgotten all about them...

2/4/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 6

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Feeding of the 5,000

This mosaic is on the floor of the church at the reported site of this miracle. This miracle is the only one recorded in all 4 gospels making it both powerful and unique. Why does John include it when there were so many miracles to record? I think it’s the emphasis upon the ordinary in Jesus ministry. A one-time event that didn’t have lasting results from a physical perspective but did from a spiritual perspective. God meets us where we are and we can find satisfaction in Him.

1/28/2018

Pastor Phil Perry

John 5

Who is the Christ: John’s Gospel to the World!
Equal with God

Healing the paralyzed man at Bethesda brought confrontation with the religious leaders incensed at Jesus’ healing on the Sabbath. He uses this as an opportunity to speak in an in-depth way about who He is, why He came and His status as the God-man. John does not give us the immediate reaction, but it must have been one of shock and concern. Not only does He demonstrate a lack of their passion for Sabbath keeping, but He has expressed equality with God the Father! He is either crazy, a liar/con man or He is the Messiah, they bet on one of the first two...