John 18 Jesus the King

This chapter is built around the three trials (interrogations) of Jesus and the three denials of the Apostle Peter. It is the night before Jesus is crucified. His betrayer Judas has gone off and secured a mob to come and arrest Jesus. They take him to two Jewish high priests and ultimately to Pilate, the local Roman governor. The chapter ends with Jesus’ self-identification as King–but with a twist: his kingdom is not going to be established right now. In this sermon we ask what impact Jesus’ kingly authority should have on our daily lives.

John 16 Take Heart

In this chapter Jesus comforts his followers right before he is arrested and taken off to be tried by the State. In this farewell speech, he gives special instructions about the Holy Spirit, whom he will send to be with his disciples after his departure. In the process, Jesus reveals a little bit of what the Holy Spirit does for the world and believers during this age.

Abortion: Only One Question

In this message we are taking a break from our series in the Gospel of John to look at the topic of abortion. Specifically, we’re addressing what seems to be the most important–if not the only–question: Is the unborn human?

If the unborn are human, then shouldn’t they be afforded the same rights as already-born humans–including the right not to be killed unjustly? We explore this argument in depth, looking at common questions such as, “Shouldn’t abortion be available in the case of rape?” “What does God think of me if I’ve had an abortion?” among others.