John 9 The God Who Opens and Closes

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What do we need more than anything else if we are going to truly understand who God is? New eyes. That’s all. And only Jesus can give them to us. John 9 9 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born …

John 8:48-59 The God Who Is God

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In this week’s text, we hear Jesus tell us possibly the most outrageous thing he could ever say…He Is God!   John 8:48-59 48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own …

John 8:31-47 The God Who Speaks

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Listen in as Jesus makes clear that the way we receive his word means everything for who we are and how we are to live the life of discipleship. John 8:31-47 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the …

Romans 8:9-11 In This Hope We Were Saved

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There is a critical question that we all must ask ourselves. Am I in the Spirit or am I in the flesh. The answer to this question is critically important for your present experience and your future hope. Romans 8:9-11 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells …

John 8:19-30 The God Who Must Be Know

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Can you know God apart from knowing Christ? Jesus is pretty clear on this answer. Join us as we listen to him speak challenging words to the religious leaders around him. John 8:19-30 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words …

John 8:12-19 The God Who Is The Light of The World

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What did Jesus mean when he told his hearers that he was the Light of the World? We will seek to answer this question and understand its implications for our lives as we study this week’s Scripture from the gospel of John. John 8:12-19 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk …

John 7:53-8:11 The God Who Is Savior and Lord

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What motivates us to choose for the Lord in the face of temptation. It could be law. It could be shame. In this sermon, Pastor Eric shows us that there is a far better motivation than either of these. John 7:53-8:11 53 They went each to his own house, 8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he …

John 7:1-52 The God Who Is In Total Control

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Will you submit to God’s Word, or attempt to declare your authority over it? Every time you open the Bible, that is the choice before you. John 7:1-52 7 After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. 3 So his brothers said to him, …

John 6:52-71 The God Who Speaks Words of Eternal Life

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Sometimes Jesus’ words can be difficult. Sometimes they can be downright offensive. However, they are always words of eternal life. John 6:52-71 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man …