Most people have had many ideas of what Jesus was, how he might have looked, what he might have represented when he was here on earth. In today’s Sermon text, St John provides us his description of Jesus, and Pastor Jeff walks us through those verses.
Jeff Lavalette John 3:22-30
St John abruptly ends the story of Jesus and Nicodemus in Chapter 3 of his gospel, but he tends to do that (abrupt transitions) for a reason. But the next event might seem equally “random”, and when attention turns to Jesus voice? Well, what are we to make of that?
Chapter 3 of St John’s Gospel does not end with verse 16, although it is often quoted as if it is the last verse. Pastor Jeff explains the verses which follow in today’s sermon.
Should be no surprise that John 3:16 is one of the most well-known Bible verses ever. Do you know which might be next? (Listen to the sermon!) One short verse, yet Pastor Jeff extracts a lot of us to digest.
What does the bronze serpent lifted up by Moses in the wilderness have to do with Jesus? Jesus connects the two for Nicodemus in the third chapter of John’s gospel.
Nicodemus wonders what it means to be born again. We hear Jesus’ answer in John’s gospel account. Listen as Jeff Lavalette describes the encounter and its significance.
God knows your heart; do you know your own? Is your relationship with God good as long as you get what you want, or do you contribute? Are you willing to give a “blank check” on your lift?
Was Jesus miracle at the wedding in Cana just an illustration of how Jesus helped save a wedding party from embarrassment? Or were there deeper, more messianic implications in this account from John’s gospel? Listen as Pastor Lavalette explains the story.