Pride is arguably the deadliest and evil of all sins because it’s at the root of all other sins. If anyone easily could have fallen into the trap of pride, it was John the Baptist. Who else in history (apart from Jesus) could claim to have been filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother’s womb (cf. Luke 1:15)? And yet when the time came for John the Baptist to take a "backseat,” to promote the Lord rather than himself, he did not hesitate. He humbled himself by unceremoniously stepping aside. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.
09 - The Testimony Of John (Part 2)
November 22, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann
01 - Introduction: The Son Of God
September 20, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann
Known as the “Fourth Gospel,” the Book of JOHN recounts the eyewitness testimony of the apostle John concerning the public ministry of Jesus Christ. His retelling of events present a higher Christology than the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) in that he expounds upon Jesus as the incarnation of God—the divine Logos (Word)—through whom all things were made. Further distancing itself from the synoptics, JOHN focuses largely on the miracles of Christ (thereby substantiating Christ's deity) rather than on the Lord’s teaching parables. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.
02 - The Divine Word
September 27, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann
Mark began his gospel with the baptism of Jesus; Matthew and Luke, with the Lord's birth. John, however, outdoes them all by starting at the true beginning—with creation itself. In the Prologue to his gospel, John identifies Jesus Christ as the pre-existent logos, or Word, who is the Creator of all that is. The first five verses in chapter 1 reveal, in profound fashion, the divinity of Jesus Christ, the logos made flesh (v.14). In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.
03 - The Lamp & The Light
October 4, 2015 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann
God sent John the Baptist as a forerunner to Christ, to be a herald and sign that the Messiah had come. John was not the Light; rather, he was a lamp that reflected the Light, and for which he bore witness. More than just a testimonial, however, John 1:618 reminds us that becoming children of God is the work of God alone and that unbelievers are without excuse. Do you agree? In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of the Savior through the inspired prism of the beloved apostle John.