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.
Scripture talks of “repentance” quite frequently. But exactly, what does it mean to really “repent”? Jim Scullion takes a look at this question from the story in 1 Samuel 3. It is instructive. Listen…
Today’s sermon text is the story of the woman who anointed Jesus with perfume that cost about one year’s wages. Imaging a bottle of perfume that costs $65,000 – and using it all on one person on one occasion?!! Shocking as that is, and as interesting as Jesus response is to the invariable critics; Jim Scullion takes this passage in a different direction by focusing on Jesus use of the word “gospel”. Listen…
St Paul’s letter to the Romans is likely his “systematic theology”. It is loaded with truth, but is also a guide for daily practical living.
Think of any situation: if you have “an advantage” it usually is the smart thing to capitalize on that advantage. Be it a team, a business, or a financial transaction. As it relates to faith in Jesus, the comment has often been made “Wouldn’t it have been so great to have lived in Judea when Jesus was there?!” Well, in today’s sermon, Jim Scullion suggests that living in Jesus’ day was no more a guarantee of belief than living in any other period of time.
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 it mean for us to live “Worthy of the Gospel”? Pastor Jim addresses this very issue.
Peter, the uneducated one, the betrayer, emerged as the strong and persuasive voice for Christians in Jerusalem during the Feast of Weeks following Jesus resurrection. Where did he get that power to speak?