How can a good, holy, perfect, all-powerful, and all-knowing God create a world which is so broken, painful, and filled with injustice and evil? The answer lies in the freewill of man, sin, and the fall of mankind.
The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most perplexing aspects of the Christian faith. This morning we look at what this belief is, how it is rooted in scripture, and why it matters.
Jesus is The Resurrection and The Life. Through Jesus we have access to life eternal and also a changed and renewed life here and now!
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who knows and calls His sheep by name. He is the Good Shepherd to so loves His sheep that He lays down His life in our place in order to save us.
Jesus prepares his disciples for his departure by lovingly encouraging them, teaching them, and exhorting them. As part of this farewell discourse, Jesus tells his disciples that He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Jesus doesn’t just teach the truth, He is The Truth, the very message He brings. He alone is The…
After miraculously feeding the 5,000, Jesus says, “I Am The Bread of Life.” It is only in Jesus that we have eternal life. God the Father sends His Son, The True Bread from Heaven, to a starving and needy world.
Jesus is The True Vine, who gives life, love, and joy to His disciples. Jesus calls and empowers us to produce fruit in our lives that faithfully and accurately represent Him to others.
Jesus is the Light of the world. He shines His light into the darkness, inviting us to walk in His light.
God reveals himself to Moses in Exodus as the “I Am.” In John’s Gospel, Jesus repeatedly uses these same two words with reference to himself. He is more than a wise teacher, a moral philosopher, a philanthropist, a miracle-worker…. He is the Great I Am of old.
Often we look to Matthew and Luke’s gospels during the Christmas Season, as they beautifully and powerfully narrate the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. John’s gospel, on the contrary, may not seem very christmasy on the surface, as he does not narrate many of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. Instead, John goes back to the beginning of time, to creation itself, for his readers to see and understand that Jesus is more than a man. He is Emmanuel, God with us.