Category Archives: John

The Holy Spirit

I have heard people refer to the Holy Spirit as “It”, as if the Spirit were a power or a thing. He is not a thing. The Spirit is a Person. Continue reading

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Jesus Loves Me

One of Jesus’ greatest sermons was one He preached from Capernaum. The sermon was not just great because Jesus preached it (and everything Jesus preached was great), but it was great because of the wonderful illustration Jesus gave the crowd the day before. Continue reading

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Salvation Is God’s Family Business

When the Lord healed him and the man did so the Jews – particularly the Pharisees – sought to kill Jesus for healing someone on the Sabbath. How foolish is sin and how blinding is the Law! The Pharisees were so focused on their rituals that they couldn’t see that it is God that heals. If a person was healed by Jesus on the Sabbath it was because God wanted that person healed. Continue reading

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Wilt Thou Be?

I was thinking about Heaven last Friday as I sought the Lord in prayer. I began to think about how people view Heaven. Several many years ago I watched Billy Graham appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny loved to ask Billy teasing questions – and Billy was always quick to respond with good-natured love. Continue reading

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Well, Well (Reflections on John 4:1-29)

Jesus never baptized anyone but commanded His disciples to do so. As the number of those baptized by Jesus surpasses that of John the Baptist the Pharisees begin to worry about Christ. Who was this young Upstart who ran people out of the Temple? The Man was rocking the boat, and they didn’t like it. Continue reading

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What Does It Mean “To Believe”?

God loves the world. He made the world, but the world walked away from God. Like a prodigal son the world took the grace of God, the good He daily bestows, and walked away from the lover of our souls. God loves this world. This is amazing not because the world is so BIG, but because the world is so BAD. God through His Son seeks to save the world. Continue reading

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You MUST Be Born Again

Jesus is LORD! He may have taught, but He is more than a Rabbi. He is LORD. He is God incarnate, God among us, God in the flesh. He is LORD. His Words are LIFE and LIGHT. Continue reading

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Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

If Jesus came into our Fellowship Hall on Sunday would He sit down and visit with us, or go about flipping tables and running people out? If He came into our Sunday School classrooms would He be pleased at what He heard. Would He hear us talking about the Lord and salvation and things that pleased Him? If Jesus came to our Church this Sunday would He empty the collection plates out of our hands, or would He see what we were doing as honoring God? Continue reading

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Come And See

Jesus comes to Church when repentance is preached. Jesus comes to Church when His people gather together under His Gospel. The two disciples heard John introduce Jesus. John was filling the sermons with Himself, but like a good preacher he was heralding Christ. There is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world. There He is! Continue reading

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Which Were Born

People have a tendency to make salvation- that state where God Himself bring the believer in Jesus to – to make salvation a man made work. It is not a man made work. It is a supernatural work from beginning to end. It is all of God. Continue reading

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