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  • Perhaps one of the greatest defenses to the work of Jesus comes from a simple response of a man who was given sight from Jesus. Too often we feel compelled and conflicted to give a perfect defense and apology to the truth of Jesus, and yet this man with the simplest of phrases refutes the religious professional's questioning of Jesus's healing. "I used to not see. Now I can see."

    On Sunday we read through John 9 and hear the good news of Jesus's healing for us and how we can testify to the goodness of God.


  • Jesus proclaimed "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    These are not abstract words, but radical words of proclamation... Jesus boldly claims to be the "I Am," the very name of God himself. Last Sunday, we learned about these audacious claims of Jesus and what we should do about them.


  • In a social and spiritual climate of unrest and disagreement, we must be people of the Word. The Bible gives us stability and strength to know who God is, and to exercise our faith as followers of Jesus. It's not easy to be in the world today, and we must find our fuel and sustenance from God's truth


  • But as we continue in John 6, Jesus feeds the crowds and tells his disciples to feast. He is welcoming his friends to delight in what is good, and take part in what is holy. As a church we must not only be abstaining from sin, we must also be delighting in the goodness and beauty of God. As our desire for God increases, naturally, our inclination towards ourselves and sin will decrease.


  • In John 5, Jesus addresses the religious authority and proves that He exercises healing and power, and that his great authority comes from the Father.


  • Join the church gathered for a reimagining of John 4, the woman at the well, as we learn more about who Jesus is, and what He is asking of us today.


  • Of all the competing worldviews and religions, all claiming to be the source of absolute truth, do we believe the good news of Jesus life, death, and resurrection is true? And if true, what new life does it create in us?


  • This Sunday we will be in John 2, where Jesus brings physical changes to the world around him. And the physical change are a sign of the new life that he will bring fully in the years to come.


  • It is a simple question from Jesus to the very first disciples. What do you want in this life?
     
    This isn’t just a question for the first followers of Jesus, but a question for every human after as well, what do you supremely desire in this life? What is the your pursuit that if you were to achieve it, you would have judged your life to have been successful?
     
    Come as you are Sunday, come and receive the word of Jesus to your souls, that he calls us and he directs us to a life of delight and purpose.


  • Could there be a simpler understanding of the spiritual life? What is God like, and what does it mean for my life today?

    The Gospel of John was written not just for Christians, "but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:31) This Gospel is for everyone, and as we read and learn about Jesus the savior, God will transform us and move us to missionary intention.