Sermons on John

Life and Death

Spring isn’t too far away. Many people are planning their gardens and flower beds. Jesus, the Creator of all, knows a thing or two about plants and growing things. In this weekend’s Gospel, he tells us that a single kernel of wheat has to be planted (die), before it can produce a plant (life), with many kernels of wheat. Join us to find out what that kernel of wheat comparison has to do with Jesus

3:16

3:16 … You see 3:16 on the eye-black athletes put under their eyes to keep the sun out of their eyes. You see 3:16 between the uprights of an end zone shot of a football game. You see 3:16 on the white T-shirt of the rainbow warrior at athletic events. What is 3:16? What does it mean? What is the message? We’ll explain at St. Paul’s this Sunday.

Light and Dark

Darkness and light is one of the most prominent themes in the Bible.  There is such a sharp contrast between the two.  In Genesis 1:1, God created the heavens and the earth but there was still the issue of darkness.  The first adjustment God made on Day One of Creation’s week was to create light and eliminate complete darkness. When Jesus identifies himself as “The Light of World,” he’s making a bold statement about what he does to eliminate the…

A Message from Our Good Shepherd

Sermon Text: John 10 How come the picture God paints in the Bible of the shepherd – sheep relationship is so comforting and relaxing? Very few people are even familiar with the occupation of looking after sheep. Why do we love it so much? Why is it so special? St. Paul’s invites you to join us for worship at 9:30 am this Sunday. We’ll get to the bottom of why that picture provides so much security, safety and strength.

Thomas!

Sermon Text: John 20:19-31 What’s the first word that comes to mind when hearing the Bible name Thomas? Probably “doubter,” or “doubting.” 100% of the time, right? That’s unfortunate! Because of that one event on Easter evening, Thomas gets labeled for life. The Gospel for the Sunday after Easter is traditionally Jesus’ encounters with his disciples in the upper room one week apart. This Sunday, after hearing another side to Thomas, you probably won’t completely change your mind about Thomas,…

Living Water

Sermon Text: John 4 Water is vital for our physical well-being. A person can’t survive long without it. “Living Water” is something Jesus talked about in our lesson this weekend. A soul can’t survive long with it, either. Join us so you can hydrate your soul on Jesus’ “Living Water.”

Milestones

Young Christians wearing white gowns with red stoles and a red carnation! It must be Confirmation Sunday at St. Paul’s! This Sunday, nine young Christians will answer questions on what they’ve learned from God’s Word. They’ll promise their love and loyalty to their Lord. And, they’ll receive the Lord’s Supper for the forgiveness of their sins and the strengthening of the faith they’re professing. What an exciting time for them and for God’s people. Celebrate this milestone in their young…

Christ the King

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Last weekend we stood in a courtroom and heard the “Judge’s” gavel slam down as he spoke the verdict “Not Guilty!” This weekend we find ourselves in a throne room and listen to a “King” express his deepest desire that we join him as citizens of his kingdom. Join us at St. Paul’s this Sunday and find out how this is not just possible, it is a reality. Sermon Text: John 18:33-37