Jesus, the World, and Us

Friends, This is a sermon I preached from John 17:6-19 on May 24, 2009. My congregation has been going through some tough times lately and this sermon was a great way to put those issues in perspective. The battle we wage is not against the flesh; Jesus prayed for and prepared us for the battle… Continue reading Jesus, the World, and Us

The Glue of Christian Unity

Friends, I have been posting a lot lately about the essential oneness of the church and why it is so important for us to be one in the Spirit of peace. I have also been preaching such sermons to my congregation on Sundays during Lent. Last week, as I prepared for my last sermon in… Continue reading The Glue of Christian Unity

90 Days with Jesus, Day 2: Colossians 1:2: In Christ, in Colossae

Day 2 Colossians 1:2 In Christ, in Colossae “To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” (1:2) I am reminded of the words of Jesus as recorded in John’s Gospel. In the 17th chapter Jesus prayed: And I am no more in the world;… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 2: Colossians 1:2: In Christ, in Colossae

90 Days with Jesus, Day 79: John 17:20-26: Jesus and the Unity of the Fellowship

John 17:20-26 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 79) “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 79: John 17:20-26: Jesus and the Unity of the Fellowship

90 Days with Jesus, Day 78: John 17:13-19: Jesus’ Prayer and Our Joy

John 17:13-19 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 78) “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 78: John 17:13-19: Jesus’ Prayer and Our Joy