Gospel Tension – John 6:22-35

Have you ever been in a situation where there was much tension and something had to give? Perhaps you have experienced the joy of playing the game of tug-a-war. Two teams strain to pull on one rope over a pit of mud. The team that finally breaks the tension finds themselves laughing at their opposition…

The exceeding sinfulness of sin (part 2) – Genesis 3:8-24

“The closing thought of Genesis 2 was: “the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” These words remind us that the Garden of Eden was a place of beauty; a place of bounty; and a place completely unmarred by sin and its crippling, polluting, heartbreaking effects. It was the birthplace of…

Be not afraid – John 6:14-21

In studying this passage of scripture there are many directions that we can take. There are many lessons that can be learned. We could explore the significance of the crowd wanting to force Jesus to lead a revolt against the Roman government. We could consider the three miracles seen in this account: Jesus walking on…

The eyes of Jesus – John 6:1-14

As mentioned before, the Gospel of John is the most theological of the four gospels. The purpose of this gospel is to introduce Jesus. Everything in the Gospel of John serves as an explanation of who Jesus is. The Gospel of John also gives us a look into the character of Jesus. Such is the…

The exceeding sinfulness of sin – Part 1

There is one thing we all have in common: SIN. There is not a single human being on the face of this planet that does not struggle with sin. Even the strongest of Christians face inner battles with worldliness and temptation. We all have our own sinful habits and tendencies. We all have the ever-…

An unconventional ministry – John 5:1-18

It has been said that the seven last words of a dying church is: ‘we’ve never done it that way before.’ It is easy to get into a routine that we are comfortable with. Over time, we get to a point where we do the same thing the same way over and over again. When…