When we get our eyes off the Lord and onto others we are inviting strife into our hearts. For a few moments it appears Peter allows himself to get sidetracked. Peter and the Lord's words in this passage have been examined and interpreted every way you can imagine. We are going to try and let them speak for themselves and interpret them in light of John’s gospel.
The New Testament tells us some things about the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and His mother. Today we bring together what Jesus said about “Motherhood” and take a brief look at the relationship of Jesus and Mary.
The beautiful time around the fire with the fish and bread diner is now over. Jesus takes Peter for a walk and a talk. Their conversation has gotten a lot of attention over the centuries. The Lord presses Peter about his love for Him. Imagine how...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The matter of love for God and love for man is the most fleeting task I have ever attempted to live and teach. People will visit our church and rightly or wrongly receive a perception of whether we are a loving church or not. The important thing...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
John 21 is the account of Jesus revealing Himself for the third time to His disciples. This message deals with a fishing trip that seven of His followers go on where the Lord Jesus Christ meets them after a night of "fishless" fishing.
This passage is very much about the issue of faith. Do we believe? What do we believe? What do we have to know or experience in order to believe? Christianity is an experiential relationship with Jesus Christ. But, we cannot base our walk with the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It is now the evening of the resurrection day of Jesus Christ. Which was, of course, the first day of the week or Sunday. The room where the followers of Jesus are is locked tight. Jesus didn’t need them to open the door. He who declared,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today’s message tells a story. But, we know ahead of time how this story ends. It is the story of the darkest day in all of man’s history but the brightest day in God’s work for man. It is the story of how mere creatures murder...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This is Jesus’ first statement about the Bible. Every true Bible preacher must place the integrity of his preaching ministry on the word of God. The first part of the sermon on the mount was in a sense Jesus’ introduction to His...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The old saying referring to someone as “The salt of the earth” meant that they were good folk. Salt has always been held in great value. Men were evaluated as to being “worth their salt” or worth their wages. Roman soldiers...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This passage has a very hard message. It is not easily received and it is not easily preached. Most of us will miss the real message through an immediate hostile reaction. We rebel at what is written here. What is the message? Following Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]