Sermon Series: Gospel of John

Sermon Preview: February 25
If I were to use movie genres to describe the Gospel of John, last week’s text was a romantic comedy (the wedding at Cana) and this week’s text is action/adventure. The “terminator Jesus” we see here at the end of John 2 is very different from the winemaker Jesus at the beginning of the chapter. He doesn’t distance himself from a difficult situation. He jumps in with both feet…and a whip! But, like all good movies, there’s a story underneath all the action. Join us this Sunday as we consider Jesus’ purifying work—in the Temple of Jerusalem and in each of our own lives today. ~Pastor Eric Landry

Sermon Preview: February 18
The Kingdom of God is like a party! Jesus’ first miracle illustrates the heavenly life that he promised to reveal to his disciples—a life in which the empty promises of the Law are filled with the joy of the Gospel. This Sunday, we turn to John 2 and the miracle at Cana of Galilee, when Jesus turned water into wine. Join us and see the happy implications for you and me who have been united to a greater bridegroom whose blood has become for us the wine of the new covenant.  ~Pastor Eric Landry

Sermon Preview: January 28
Ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office, presidents and chief executives in the private sector have sought to use the first hundred days of their new term to achieve immediate victories, set the tone for the future, and provide clarity and motivation to their teams. John 1:19 is the first day of Jesus’ first week of public ministry. Instead of clarity and motivation, however, the first seven days of Jesus’ public ministry begins with confusion and misidentification. “Who are you?” John the Baptist is asked by a delegation of religious authorities. His answer—his testimony—not only sets the stage for Jesus’ public ministry, it also gives us our marching orders as witnesses of Jesus in our own place and time. Join us this Sunday as we turn to John 1:19-34. ~Pastor Eric Landry

Sermon Preview: January 7
We’re beginning a new sermon series in the Gospel of John this Sunday. The New Year is a great time to revisit the story of Jesus, because our hope for the future is only as secure as our grounding in the person and work of Christ for us. Even though this Gospel isn’t about us, it is for us—Jesus is the Word who is life, and that life is the light of all men. No matter what future you are staring down this New Year, I want you to have the unshakeable confidence that the Word that spoke life into being holds your life in his hands, and the darkness will not overcome it. ~Pastor Eric Landry